learning with the iPad.
Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages
Presented at ETJ Tokyo Expo 10/30/2016
To outline our renewal project
To describe the digitalization of EFL curriculum
To share information about useful programs and apps
To share results from our renewal projects.
Three year curriculum renewal project involving iPad
tablets for all teachers and students at Kanda Institute
of Foreign Languages (KIFL).
The project involves over 1800 students and EFL
Since 2014 we have taken part in the planning,
creation, teacher training and implementation of the
X Reader, Mary Glasgow online site, Learner Management System:
manaba, publisher – produced e-texts, Microsoft, Google, YouTube.
Online Digital Apps
Adobe Reader, Quizlet, Graded Readers, Voice Recorder Pro,
Sketchbook Express, HaikuDeck, Mindomo.
In- house Materials
Online materials for speaking, reading, writing, grammar and
Digital learning and teaching with the iPad
Rubrics – Clearly defined rubrics and grading criteria
Vocabulary – Vocabulary development
Major Tenets – Student centered, integrated skills, content
based, communicative, task based.
Digital literacy results in the student being able to locate,
organize, evaluate, understand, and create information using
1. Digital literacy is a necessary 21st century skill
2. The popularity and importance of digital and tablet – based
learning has increased.
3. Society and education are being driven by 24 hour access to the
internet and mobile learning devices.
How is digital literacy achieved in the
1. Digital materials: online materials and resources; apps
2. Digital presentations – with video & presentation apps
3. Developing creative skills – selecting and creating images
and videos for presentations & online activities
4. Online communities – Writing online, LMS, Google apps,
newsletters, video conferencing, blogs, collaborative activities
5. Critical thinking activities
6. Blended learning
Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change e.g Reading and writing online
Tech acts as a direct substitute with functional improvement e.g. PPT – based lesson plans
Tech allows for significant task redesign e.g. presentation w/video, Online editing, Self
Tech allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable e.g. Video conferencing,
model to evaluate how teachers are matching technology with teaching methods.
VOICE RECORD PRO
We can make slides and we can share that in the TV in the classroom
and we cannot do in paper but if we use iPad we can make a
powerpoint or haikudeck and we can share the screen and it helps
If I wanna check the information or meanings of vocabulary, I can go to
the internet and search it quickly... so in that way using iPad made my
study very comfortable and faster.
Sometimes we can share some with my classmates it’s really effective
for me I’m not good at writing and reading so their work is better than
myself sometimes...so it’s very good for me to share with others… and
when I saw their work I was very surprised and I thought I have to do
...you’ve got a world library at your fingertips… anything that comes up
in any lesson you can do a quick Google… You get the students to do
YouTube… everything is instant… You don’t have to say I’ll get back to
you next week…
You can switch activities very quickly… you don’t have to tell the
students bring this textbook on Monday this textbook on Tuesday. It’s all
there every day. Teacher has more power he has more room to he’s not
tied to a fixed textbook on a fixed day within the program.