ibunka TB_ver1.0_how to use the digital resources

ibunka TB_ver1.0_how to use the digital resources

How do I Use the Digital Resources?

How Do I Use the Digital Textbook? The digital textbook is a complement to the printed textbook, created for teachers to use in online classes or to project on screens in the classroom. It is available in 11 separate Yiles, one for each unit in the textbook. Formats These Yiles are available in two formats, each of which has its own advantages. 1. Flipbooks These are literally digital textbooks, using the same general layout as the printed book. This general overview is useful when you want to show students where you are in the textbook, or use the elements of a lesson in a different order to the one that is printed. It is possible to zoom in on particular points, but it is not always easy to use this zoom function to show points in detail. That is why we created the Google Slides. 2. Google Slides

In the Google Slides, the contents of the textbook have been edited and “cut out” so that they do not need to be zoomed in on. Once you have chosen the part of the lesson you want to cover, you can switch to the Google Slides for greater ease of use. In addition, all audio tracks have been embedded in the slides. Access 1. The Ylipbooks are protected by passwords that are changed several times a year. You can request the passwords using this form: https://form.jotform.com/212491585460054 2. For the Google Slides, you need to provide us with a gmail address or an email address associated with a Google account (as is the setup at many universities). Alma Publishing will then share the Google Slides with you directly. Who are these resources for? They are for teachers. 1. The Google Slides can only be displayed by teachers with whom they have been shared. They can’t be shared with students. 2. The Ylipbooks can be shared with students (by giving them their URL and password), but this should be done only if students are unable to receive the printed textbooks, as was the case at the abnormally disrupted beginning of the 2020 academic year. 7

How Do I Use the Google Forms? Of course, this textbook is designed to be used in a traditional classroom setting- that is, the only equipment needed to bring the material to life is textbooks, writing tools, and a blackboard. However, students can also submit their answers and responses to exercises in this textbook online, through Google Forms. This is especially useful if you are teaching the course online, but it can also be an interesting way to collate and present student answers in the classroom. Students can Yill in the forms at home, or during class (provided that you and your institution allow students to access the internet during class).

Here is a step-by-step guide to using the Google Forms that have been created for teachers for every section of this textbook. 1. Contact Alma Publishing to request access and provide us with a gmail address or an email address associated with a Google account (as is the case at a number of universities). We will then share the Google Forms with you. 2. Duplicate the Forms and save them in your Drive. 3. Modify them as you see Yit by adding questions, deleting questions or getting rid of automatic marking. 4. Distribute them to your students. CLASS TIP: When collating students’ written responses using Google Forms, it might be a good idea to have each student type their name before or after what they have written, since all sentences are listed together and students sometimes cannot identify their own work! If anonymity is preferred, just tell each student to remember which of the sentences is theirs.

How Do I Use the Website? The website is made up of three sections: TEACHER , STUDENT , and SURVEY . TEACHER section

The website has been designed to be as intuitive as possible, so that teachers can use it not only to prepare classes at home, but also in class. For each unit, you will be able to easily access from the TEACHER section: • digital textbooks • audio tracks • vocabulary translations • the content of the unit-by-unit Teacher’s Manual (Answers, Example Sentences, Model Interview, Cultural Commentary)


Access You will need one or two passwords to access this content:

• To access the Teacher Resources pages: you will need the TEACHER password • To give your students access to the vocabulary translation pages (if you choose to): you will also need the VOCABULARY password. You can request these passwords using this simple form: https://form.jotform.com/212491585460054

STUDENT section From here students can access: • audio tracks

• vocabulary translations (password-protected) • tutorials on how to use the textbook (Japanese and English versions) • quick access to the Manga Contest SURVEY section This section of the site is devoted to the Ibunka Survey and the community of teachers who use Ibunka! in their classes. It contains: • links to the ongoing Ibunka Survey survey questionnaires. • Community pages where you can send questions or comments, and read other teachers’ contributions.


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