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Bring Me a Book Digital Literacy Training: Santa Clara


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Developed by Bring me a Book for their Digital For Literacy Pilot Program in Santa Clara, CA October 2013

Developed by Bring me a Book for their Digital For Literacy Pilot Program in Santa Clara, CA October 2013

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  • 1. Digital For Literacy Parent Training October 2013 Monday, November 11, 13
  • 2. Welcome! • Bring Me A Book is a nonprofit organization located in Mountain View, CA • For over 15 years our mission is to strengthen the language and literacy skills of underserved children.  • We provide books to classrooms and trainings to parents on the Monday, November 11, 13
  • 3. Question for Parents What has changed with your reading routine at home since we last met? Monday, November 11, 13
  • 4. Refresher Importance of Reading Aloud at home:  Supports brain development  Creates pre-literacy skills  Makes children love reading for a lifetime Tips for Success: – – – – – – Read together Read the same book over an over again Create a routine Always read the title and author Use finger to show words Make reading fun: make noises, be silly, etc. Monday, November 11, 13
  • 5. Today’s Parent Training Today we will introduce you to our new program: Digital For Literacy • We want you to leave today knowing the following: – – – – What is digital literacy and why it is important How to use your tablet How to access eBooks How to make reading eBooks fun and encourage Monday, November 11, 13
  • 6. Parent Role Here is what we expect from you in this pilot: • Take this tablet home and read eBooks with your children • Download new books as needed • Open eBook application once a week when connected to internet • Care for the tablet and keep it safe Monday, November 11, 13
  • 7. Question for Parents What is your experience using technology for learning or with you child? Monday, November 11, 13
  • 8. Digital Literacy • Technology is making it easier to access more books • We want to see if we offer families tablets with access to more books if it will have a positive impact on their child’s love of reading • We will be giving you tablets today with access to digital books (eBooks) Monday, November 11, 13
  • 9. Ongoing Support • We are learning too! Please share your feedback • Your teachers are experts- go to them for help • The tablets should not replace your books at home- reading real books is still very important! Monday, November 11, 13
  • 10. Question for Parents Who here has used a tablet before? If you have experience working with a tablet already, please help your neighbor today as we train. Monday, November 11, 13
  • 11. Your New Tablet! Samsung Galaxy Tablet 3 • We will show you how • Then you will try • You can use your Quick Guide for help Monday, November 11, 13
  • 12. Important Tablet Tips  Always make sure it is chargedneeds power to use  Keep in protective case at all times  Keep in safe place at home  Transfer to and from school in BMAB bag  Bring complete bag to classroom Monday, November 11, 13
  • 13. Wireless Internet • Your tablet needs to be connected to a wireless “wifi” network to download books • We have already configured it to your school wifi network Monday, November 11, 13
  • 14. Accessing Wifi Connected Open Secured or “locked” Monday, November 11, 13
  • 15. FREE Wifi • Other FREE wifi sites: – At school – Public Library – Starbucks or other coffee shops – Some local restaurants – Some churches – Other in your neighborhood? Monday, November 11, 13
  • 16. Your eBook Library – 44 interactive FREE eBooks • 26 on animals • 18 other child friendly topics – All books in Spanish or English – Games with each book Monday, November 11, 13
  • 17. Monday, November 11, 13
  • 18. Training on your eBook Similar to the process we followed earlier… 1. 2. 3. Trainer demonstrates how to use eBook Library 1. Read first three pages of eBook Then have parents open and access Library a. Can follow-user guide if needed in eBook bag Support staff walk around room and support parents Monday, November 11, 13
  • 19. Read-Aloud Tips for eBooks • Letting the child hold the device and turn the “pages” • Have child help choose which eBooks parent should download • Talk about what books your child read in class, try to make connections in books at home • • • • • Tracking text with your finger Reading title and author/illustrator Making predictions based on cover Getting cozy- sitting together Let other children read to younger ones Monday, November 11, 13
  • 20. Celebrating Reading At School: • Book tree in the class that has your child’s favorite book on a leaf they get to post • Add eBooks to reading log – along with regular books • We will create a certificate to award students at the end of the year with the number of eBooks they read • If we can read 500 books in a month each student will get one free book to take home! – Each must student read 25 books a month on average Monday, November 11, 13
  • 21. Question For Parents How can you celebrate reading at Home? Monday, November 11, 13
  • 22. Caring for your Tablet Parents will manage their child’s use of the tablet- set boundaries & expectations Some good ideas for rules at home: • Always keep it in the case • Store it in a safe location when not using. • Do not eat or drink next to tablet • Use for education only • If an older child wants to use it they should get permission • Monitor older children’s use and time on tablet • Review rules with all children in the home • Be careful when transporting to and from school- keep in bag Monday, November 11, 13
  • 23. Break or Loss of Tablet • BMAB has installed programs on each device to track lost tablets and use of features. • BMAB will turn-off any missing devices. • Tablets are on loan to families for the school year. Must be returned to teacher at end of the school year. • Broken or lost tablets must be reported to Monday, November 11, 13
  • 24. Parent Community • Becoming a support system for one another will be very important for the success of this pilot and your children’s overall success • Use one another for support! • Goal- tell at least one other parent about your favorite book! Monday, November 11, 13
  • 25. Ongoing Technical Support • Please contact your teacher first with any issues • We will work closely with your teachers to resolve issues. We want to make this EASY on you • Support materials you already have: – Username/Password on cover of tablet Monday, November 11, 13
  • 26. Next Steps • Bring eBook bag with all components to class every Wednesday & Friday- put in cubby • Your teacher will be using the tablets in class for small group reading activities • Open eBook application at least once a week while it is in the classroom or when you are connected to wifi outside of school • You can download new books in school or whenever else you have 2-5 mins in the class when connected to wifi Monday, November 11, 13
  • 27. Please stay if… • You want to download some more FREE eBooks • If you would like help changing the language on your tablet • Have any other questions or concerns you would like to share Monday, November 11, 13
  • 28. THANK YOU!! Monday, November 11, 13