Junten Global Week 2019
It was my pleasure to attend the Global Week at Junten Junior and Senior High School on Wednesday, October 30th. I presented a workshop about how smartphones could be incorporated into the English classroom. Thirteen students and three teachers attended. The title of my workshop was ‘’Student interaction in English using smartphone apps’ and the chosen topic was Music. A pre-task was given using a QR Scan code which contained questions for the students. At the beginning of the lesson the students used the same questions as a warmer. Several apps were used during the lesson consisting of tasks for ranking （Poll Everywhere）, video （YouTube）, quiz （Socrative）, conversation （LINE and voice recorder）, discussion （Music Player）. The students participated well and found the lesson to be very interactive with a high level of speaking. It was a new cutting-edge experience for the students to use their mobile devices in the classroom and although it was a novelty, the students worked hard to maximize speaking chances and improve their English skill. It was great to see so many students, but also many teachers attend. In total there were 16 participants （13 students and 3 teachers）.