“Creating Practical Language Teaching Tools: Forms, Apps, and Tests””

2014 HALT Fall Symposium

2014 Symposium

Saturday, October 18, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Moore Hall 153
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa


Each fall, HALT hosts its annual half-day Fall Symposium, which provides hands-on workshops on ways to integrate technology into language teaching.

Our theme for this year is, “Creating Practical Language Teaching Tools: Forms, Apps, and Tests.” We will be holding three sessions aimed at assisting language teachers with creating assessment tools and tracking student data using technology. For more descriptions of each session please see below.

Fun With FormsRachel Mamiya Hernandez (UH Mānoa)

This workshop will explore fun and creative ways to create language learning materials with Google Forms.

APPS For Smartphones & Tablets, Satoru Shinagawa (Kapi’olani Community College)

Learn how to use “memrise” and “Socrative” for language learning. 


Tech Test Tools, Gina Nakahara (Hawaii DOE OCISS), Cindy Wong (Moanalua High School), and Elisapeta Tu’upo Alaimaleata (Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center) 

This workshop will share simple tech tools to help teachers assess and track student growth.



8:00-8:30          Registration, HALT Membership Renewal, and Breakfast

8:30-9:00          Welcome, Introductions, and Announcements

9:00-10:00        Session I (Select one of three)

10:00-10:30      Break, Drawing for FREE Registration to HALT Spring 2015 Conference

10:30-11:30      Session II (Select one of three)

11:30-12:30      Session III (Select one of three)

Download the PDF Version of the Symposium schedule here.


The HALT Fall Symposium is free for current paid HALT members.  There is no need to pre-register prior to the symposium.  Just come on the day. If you have your own tablet device, please feel free to bring it with you to use on that day.

Non-members may pay on-site when they sign in. The cost is $10 for professionals and $5 for students. To get more bang for the buck, however, we encourage non-members to sign up for HALT membership at the Fall Symposium (student – $5, professional – $25, lifetime – $125). Members may attend the symposium for free, are added to the HALT listserv, and receive a discounted rate for the HALT Spring Conference. For more information about membership or to fill out the membership form in advance, please visit our Membership page.



Parking is a $6 flat fee on weekends at UH Mānoa. You pick up and pay for your parking pass from the parking guard kiosk as you drive onto campus via the Dole Street entrance. You can park anywhere on upper campus, except for the green parking stalls and the 24-hour reserved parking stalls. We recommend parking in the large parking lot to the left of the red & green Center for Korean Studies (corner of East-West Road and Maile Way). Moore Hall is just across the street. The labs are located on the first floor– just enter through the double doors.

Please leave your parking pass on your dashboard before you leave your car, in plain sight for the parking guards who will be patrolling campus.

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