Michaela Kennedy teaches Japanese at Middletown Public schools in Rhode Island. Thanks to a grant from the Japan Foundation four years ago, she was able to create a feeder program in the middle school that helped to advertise the course to soon-to-be incoming freshman. She lived and worked in Tokyo as an ESL teacher and freelance journalist for eight years. She also lived in Hawaii for five years and worked as an interpreter and Japanese tour guide.
Internet Technology is the quickest way to reach a wide audience. Recently, more parents and taxpayers are tapping in to their local community page to find out what is happening in their schools. This venue can be used as a tool to advocate curricula. This paper offers an example of how a Japanese program fights to stay alive -- using IT -- in a public school
Kennedy sensei's paper is at http://www.sabotenweb.com/bookmarks/about/kennedy.html
So read the paper above and go to TAPPED IN with the new interface. There, you will be able to discuss this topic with Kennedy sensei and others from around the world. TAPPED IN is open to everybody and the presentation will be done in English.
This event is open to anybody who is interested in the topic. It will be at After School Online Room at http://ti2.sri.com
Instructions to log in as a guest and get to the After School Online Room:
1. Go to http://ti2.sri.com
2. Click the "Guest Login" Button on the TAPPED IN home page
3. Fill in your name (up to 6 letters) and click on "Log in as a Guest"
4. When loading is done, you will be in the Reception area.
5. To talk, type in the message in the window next to the word SAY. Then press the SEND button or the ENTER key
6. In order to get to After School Online room, you can click on After School Online in the Featured Passageways.
You can view Introduction to the TI2 User Interface at http://ti2.sri.com/tappedin/web/help/ui.jsp
If you have problems connecting from a school computer, you may be behind firewall. Please read Firewall explanation in FAQ..
If you still need help, please mail TAPPED IN staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAPPED IN™ is the online workplace of an international community of education professionals. K-12 teachers and librarians, professional development staff, teacher education faculty and students, and researchers engaged in professional development programs and informal collaboration with colleagues.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Manager of SenseiOnline at email@example.com
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