Event Report, Kitakyushu Chapter June 2016

November 10, 2016 by Website Adminis...

Kitakyushu Chapter

Speaker: 
Tom Gorham
Event Date: 
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tom introduced several ideas for bringing the latest neuroscience and technology into the language classroom. Augmented reality has now become a relatively feasible possibility for language learners utilizing google street view and expeditions with headsets, and Tom demonstrated how this technology could be harnessed to cover a wide range of language functions and content. He also demonstrated how the latest smartphone apps can be used to gather instant feedback from a classroom of students by utilizing an ad hoc local area network. He finished the presentation by discussing certain physiological aspects of the brain and how it relates to learning, citing the importance of sleep and meditation for memory and attentiveness.

Reporter: 
Zack Robertson

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