Fukuoka JALT:

Using Google Voice Recorder in Google Docs for Pronunciation Practice in Your Classroom

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Erin Noxon

Pronunciation practice is a valuable learning activity that is hard to accomplish at a one-on-one level when you have 40+ students in a classroom. This is where a language lab style app with pronunciation activities could be of great help. However, what if your institution doesn't provide you with a budget to purchase student licenses for this kind of software? Luckily there is an easy solution that is absolutely free, that you probably already know how to use, and it is within Google Docs. Erin Noxon is a Google Certified Innovator and Educator Level 2 and has been using Classroom and the other Google Apps for many years. In this presentation, she will go over how she uses a combination of Google Classroom, Docs, and Voice typing to create a pronunciation practice station within her EFL classes. She will go over how to set up and distribute the assignments, and how teachers can review them. She will also go over data from her students in the last school year, on their perceived improvements in pronunciation based on this pronunciation activity in her classes.

Erin Noxon has an Ed.D. in Educational Technology and is a Google Certified Innovator and Teacher. She currently teaches English and CLIL Science at Sagano High School, a Super Global and Super Science High School in Kyoto, Japan. Originally from Florida in the USA, she has a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.Ed. in Secondary Science Education. All 3 of her degrees are from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, USA. She has taught for over 16 years and has taught EFL English, Biology, Integrated Science, and Tech and Media skills, all at public schools in the US and in Japan. She has run various EdTech professional development programs over her career, in both countries as well. Since 2013 she has worked in Japan at Sagano as a teacher, tech advisor, and international exchange coordinator. Her research is in EdTech professional development, blended learning, and development of edtech environments for public schools.

Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Fukuoka JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Tenjin, Fukuoka City: Kurume University Satellite Campus (ELGALA building, next to Daimaru, room 601-2 map

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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