Workshops

ETJ-Aichi Online 2021: A Return to Action

Sunday May 23rd

After over a year of ETJ events cancelled throughout Japan, ETJ Online 2021 was held April 18th to restart ETJ activity nationally. Next, we are restarting regionally with ETJ-Aichi Online on May 23rd. Come join us live online!

*Online Link will be provided to those who register

Session A 10:00-10:50 am

Digital Books & Digital Storytelling with Book Creator

Presenter: Nate Gildart

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Session B 11:00-11:50 am

Google Slides in the Classroom

Presenter: Wayne Jackson

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Digital Books & Digital Storytelling with Book Creator

Book Creator is a free, open-ended digital creation tool that allows students and teachers to create and publish digital books. This user-friendly and intuitive tool lets you make interactive pages with voice, text, video, images, maps, and more. Students of all ages will find this tool easy to use whether with a browser, iPad or tablet. Teachers can create libraries for students, and students can work collaboratively. This versatile platform can be used to create books, comics, reports, portfolios, journals, step-by-step guides - your imagination is the only limit. Teachers can be creators of their own original content to share with the world. We will also discuss connections to curriculum goals and school initiatives. Premium features of Book Creator will also be highlighted.

Those who pre-register will receive access to a digital book to work on collaboratively during the session. For those interested, a short breakout session will be held to explain how you can grow your professional learning network by becoming a Book Creator Certified Author.

Speaker Bio

Nathan Gildart is a History and Individuals & Societies Teacher at Nagoya International School and Educational Technology Consultant. He is a Book Creator Certified Author. Gildart is also a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Innovator, and Google Educator Group Leader, Google Earth Education Expert, and YouTube Certified. He presents regularly at educational technology events with a number of professional organizations, including schools, Google for Education (Japan), EdTechTeam, Apps Events, coordinates Edcamp Kansai/Nagoya, offers webinars and sometimes joins educational podcasts. Find him @nathangildart or resources at www.socialstudiessamurai.com.

Google Slides in the Classroom

Google Slides is a presentation program included as part of Google's free, web-based Docs Editors suite, which includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drawings, Google Forms, Google Sites, and Google Keep. While the potential uses for this program in the classroom are endless, the presenter will provide a journeyman's look at how he is using it in his elementary school and language school lessons for children, such as interactive lesson plans, digital flashcards, online worksheets, YouTube video playlists, and more.

Those who pre-register will receive a choose-your-own adventure (interactive story) template.

Speaker Bio

Wayne Jackson worked as an AET in several cities in Aichi and Gifu for over twenty years. He is currently an English Language teacher at Teikyo University Kani Elementary School and the ETJ-Aichi Coordinator.