2016 HALT Fall Symposium: Communication on the Go


Saturday, October 8, 8:00 AM–12:30 PM
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Moore Hall 153 & 155

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

The HALT FALL SYMPOSIUM is FREE for HALT members! $10 for non­-HALT members, $5 for students! Register onsite.

Our featured presentations – bring your smart phones!:

Session A: PaUsE! ThAt ViDeO!!

Have you ever shown a video and hope that the students learn? But they miss information? Engage your students and provide a deep learning opportunity. Learn how to customize a video to fit your lesson by taking an already-made video (like a YouTube clip), customize it by cropping, recording audio, and adding questions to engage the audience with  interactive lessons, and track student understanding.

Nancy Wysard (Mid-Pacific Institute)


Session B: Get on the Grid!

Need a simple, user-friendly, intuitive and cool tech tool to engage students to talk and share anytime and anywhere? Let’s explore Flipgrid! This workshop will demonstrate how educators can create grids with any topic and how students can easily join conversations with videos via webcam, tablet, or any mobile device. With a social-media-feel, the new Flipgrid Android and iOS apps are modeled on student’s familiarity with the apps they already use.

Imelda Gasmen (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)

Flipgrid – sample topics


Session C: Video Upload on the Go

This workshop will show how to upload a video from iPhone, iPad, Android, etc., to Google Drive, and share it with the whole class, friends, etc. In the workshop, steps of how to upload the video file, and sharing will be introduced. Participants will be matched so that you can have the hands-on experience of sharing the video. Please bring your iPhone, iPad, Android, or laptop for this session. Please download “Google Drive App” before coming to the session at https://www.google.com/drive/download/.

Satoru Shinagawa (Kapi‘olani Community College)

Don’t forget to check out our Teachers’ Swap Meet (open 8:00-12:30) in Moore 155A – gently used items for your language classroom. $5 or less!


8:00-8:30    Registration/HALT Membership Renewal/ Breakfast

8:30-9:00    Welcome & Introductions/Announcements

9:00-10:00  Session I (choose either A, B, or C)

10:00-10:30  Break

10:30-11:30  Session II (choose either A, B, or C)

11:30-12:30  Session III (choose either A, B, or C)


HALT Fall Symposium Schedule 2016 (PDF file)



$6 for all-day upper campus parking on Saturday. Pay at the parking guard kiosk upon entry. Parking allowed in all non-reserved parking stalls. Refunds provided within 15-minute grace period.


HALT gratefully acknowledges the support of the Center for Language & Technology and the National Foreign Language Resource Center in making this event possible.