Using iPad for Language Teaching
Recorded: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am HST
Duration: 20 minutes
I will discuss apps for iPad that can be incorporated in foreign language education. Currently, more than 700,000 apps for iPad and iPhone/iPodTouch are available through the iTunes Store. Some apps are developed specifically for iPad, and others can be shared among these devices. One of the advantages of using iPad over iPhone/iPodTouch is its screen size. This can be a crucial factor when we think of creative usages of iPad for foreign language education. Various apps such as dictionaries, vocabulary flash cards, etc. have been developed with language learning in mind, however, apps created for other purposes can also be utilized creatively to teach and learn foreign languages. I will discuss such methods and provide information on how to obtain some of the paid apps free of charge. We will include some tips on using the iPad such as how to type special characters, etc.
Univ. of Hawaii, Kapopiolani
He has been teaching Japanese online since 1999. His current interests are how to apply technology to teach languages.