ICT Online Workshop 2017: Finding Digital Tools for the Classroom

In 2017 the JLTAV is again committed to providing ICT professional learning to members. This year we are offering online workshops to ensure all members have access to ICT professional learning.

Event Report

In 2017 our ICT professional learning again took the form of online webinars. Two webinars each running for an hour were held on Wednesday 8 and 15 November.

Our presenters, Vanessa Crouch (Education Officer: eLearning for Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office) and Shingo Gibson-Suzuki (Taylors Lakes Secondary College), showed us how to find digital tools for the classroom as well as how to use NearPod.

We greatly appreciate Vanessa and Shingo’s support and willingness to share their wealth of knowledge and creativity with us.

We continue to look at different ways to present our professional learning and hope to continue this online format next year.

Nathan Lane


JLTAV Inc. (Reg. No. A0024691U)

Event details

Who are eligible: Primary and Secondary Japanese language teachers who would like to improve their skills to utilise a range of ICT tools effectively in their classroom

Teachers may choose to participate in one or both of the online sessions.

A maximum of 25 participants per session

AITSL Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (a participation certificate will be provided)

Cost: Free

Presenters: Vanessa Crouch and Shingo Gibson-Suzuki

Registration: Please see instructions below.

On the day of the workshop teachers will be emailed a meeting ID code to join the meeting.

Teachers will need to go to the link https://zoom.us/join and type in the meeting ID in the space under ‘Join a Meeting’.

Outline of the sessions

Wednesday 8 November   4:00 – 4:45   Vanessa Crouch

This presentation will focus on providing an introduction to finding suitable digital tools for the classroom. We will then look at ways of collecting these tools and other resources through social bookmarking (Pinterest, Symbaloo). Then finish with an introduction to formative assessment tools with Google Forms.

Wednesday 15 November   4:00 – 4:45   Shingo Gibson-Suzuki

Nearpod – Turn your PowerPoint presentations into interactive, collaborative, and student feedback focused lesson. In this session, you will have a chance to turn your existing PowerPoint into engaging student focused presentations. You will also learn the importance of student feedback and how you can use the data to improve your teaching strategies and help your students improve. *Please have a PowerPoint slideshow ready before the session.

About the presenters

Vanessa Crouch

Education Officer: eLearning for Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office

Vanessa is currently working as an Education Officer eLEarning. Her main role is to work with teachers to improve their elearning practices in the classroom. Vanessa has 17 years teaching experience, mainly in primary schools with a few years in secondary (history and geography). She has been an active user of ICT tools in all classes since 2001 and continues to share her knowledge with her PLN. Find Vanessa on Twitter @createdbyness

Shingo Gibson-Suzuki

Japanese teacher/eLearning Leading teacher at Taylors Lakes Secondary College

Shingo currently teaches Japanese at Taylors Lakes Secondary College, where he is also the eLearning leader and the coordinator of accelerated learning program for years 7 to 9. He has been an active user of various ICT tools and was a part of Language Learning Spaces project by the Education Services Australia. Shingo has presented at JLTAV conferences, National Symposium in the Japanese Language Education. He was selected as a finalist in the Victorian Education Excellence Awards in 2014 and 2015 as well as in the Polycom Teaching Excellence Awards in 2013. Shingo is also the founder and the moderator of the Japanese Language Teachers of Australia Facebook Group, which consists of more than 2200 members from around Australia sharing Japanese teaching ideas.


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