Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Vocabulary Learning: Formative
Assessment and Online Gaming
Practice with Free or
Inexpensive Digital Resources
Lee Ann Ty...
Today we will:
 Review three online resources for

formative assessment
 Explore free or inexpensive
resources for vocab...
Before We Begin:
Principles of Vocabulary
Development
 Wide reading
 Teaching individual words
 Teaching strategies for...
A Second Look: In the
Classroom
 What Works:
 Differentiation
 Wide reading
 Explicit teaching of
concept critical
wor...
The Latest: NAEP Report
 Vocabulary and Reading comprehension are

strongly linked at all grade levels!
 http://nces.ed....
Assessment of Vocabulary
Knowledge
 The Problem: We don’t have any good assessments

of vocabulary knowledge.

 Pearson,...
Assessment is complex


Any multiple-choice test that tries to capture
student word knowledge is likely to fall short
of ...
While We Wait
 Possible formative assessment solutions:
 www.vocabulary.com
 www.freerice.org
 www.visualthesaurus.com
www.vocabulary.com
 General vocabulary development or specific





word lists
Adaptive learning—adjusts to success o...
Vocabulary.com
Free Rice
VocabGrabber (Visual Thesaurus)
VocabGrabber Data Possibilities
Vocabulary variety: Different Words over Total Words
Name

9/27

10/27

LeeAnn

188/447

4...
Vocabulary/Spelling City
Summary: Formative Assessments
 Vocabulary.com: Points—can report directly

to teacher (for a fee)
 Free Rice: Level Num...
Digital Dictionary Resources
 Word Consciousness: Notice and explore

unfamiliar words









E-reader look-ups...
Gaming
 Many students passionate gamers
 69% of all heads of household play computer

and video games.
 97% of youth pl...
Evaluating Quality of Games
 Adaptive: gets harder or easier with success

or failure
 Substantive Feedback: learn as yo...
Review Sources for
Games/Apps
 Apps for Students with Special Needs:

http://a4cwsn.com/
 Common Sense Media:
http://www...
Some Recommendations
 Vocabulary.com
 Free Rice
 Rootonym (Merriam-Webster)--morphemes
 Crossword Puzzles:


USA Toda...
Rootonym
USA Today Crossword
Or Leverage the Games Students
Play Already
Warning!
 Our students are sophisticated consumers of

games

 Evaluate games before you recommend them

 There are man...
Join Our Community
 Word Travelers: Using Digital Tools to Explore

Vocabulary and Develop Independent Learners
 Tysseli...
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming

253

Published on

Free and inexpensive vocabulary development Internet sites.
Also--video games and vocabulary development ideas.

Published in: Education
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
253
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
5
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • 447/1000 words
  • Transcript of "Vocabulary formative assessment online gaming"

    1. 1. Vocabulary Learning: Formative Assessment and Online Gaming Practice with Free or Inexpensive Digital Resources Lee Ann Tysseling, Ph.D. ltysseling@boisestate.edu www.delicious.com/BSULee www.pinterest.com/leeanntysseling/ www.slideshare.net/LeeAnnTysseling/ https://twitter.com/Read2LiveLee Boise State University Celebrate Literacy! NW Regional NCTE Conference March 1, 2014 Portland, Oregon
    2. 2. Today we will:  Review three online resources for formative assessment  Explore free or inexpensive resources for vocabulary development  Look at website/apps review sources
    3. 3. Before We Begin: Principles of Vocabulary Development  Wide reading  Teaching individual words  Teaching strategies for learning words independently  Fostering word consciousness Stahl, S.A. & Nagy, W.E. (2006). Teaching Word Meanings. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum
    4. 4. A Second Look: In the Classroom  What Works:  Differentiation  Wide reading  Explicit teaching of concept critical words  Exploring words as they are met  Multiple exposures over time  Inter-lesson cohesion  Returning again and again to new words that have been discussed  What Does Not Work:  Copying out definitions  Memorizing definitions for a weekly test  Context clues (except for the most able readers)  Supplementary vocabulary programs (except for the most motivated learners)
    5. 5. The Latest: NAEP Report  Vocabulary and Reading comprehension are strongly linked at all grade levels!  http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp? pubid=2013452
    6. 6. Assessment of Vocabulary Knowledge  The Problem: We don’t have any good assessments of vocabulary knowledge.  Pearson, P. D., Hiebert, E. H., Kamil, M. L. (2007). Vocabulary assessment: What we know and what we need to learn. Reading Research Quarterly 42(2): 282-296.  Scott, J. A., Hoover, M. Flinspach, S. & Vevea, J. (2008). A multiple-level vocabulary assessment tool: Measuring word knowledge based on grade-level materials. 57th Annual Yearbook of the National Reading Conference. V. R. Y. Kim, D. Compton, D. Dickinson, M. Hundley, R. Jimenez, K. Leander, D. Rowe. Oak Creek, WI, National Reading Conference. 57: 325-340.  Some may be in the works  Word Generation Project www.wordgeneration.org  VINE Project (Vocabulary Innovations in Education) www.vineconsortium.org
    7. 7. Assessment is complex  Any multiple-choice test that tries to capture student word knowledge is likely to fall short of that goal. Assessing word knowledge may seem simple, just as acquiring word knowledge may seem simple at first blush. But words are intertwined with experiences and background knowledge, can be used literally or figuratively, occur in idioms and with multiple meanings, and have nuanced meanings in different contexts. Assessment of word knowledge is not an easy task.  Scott, Hoover, Flinspach & Vevea, 2008, p. 336
    8. 8. While We Wait  Possible formative assessment solutions:  www.vocabulary.com  www.freerice.org  www.visualthesaurus.com
    9. 9. www.vocabulary.com  General vocabulary development or specific     word lists Adaptive learning—adjusts to success or lack there of Spaced repetition Varied questions & contexts Game-based learning  Badges and awards  Teachers have access to tracking tools
    10. 10. Vocabulary.com
    11. 11. Free Rice
    12. 12. VocabGrabber (Visual Thesaurus)
    13. 13. VocabGrabber Data Possibilities Vocabulary variety: Different Words over Total Words Name 9/27 10/27 LeeAnn 188/447 42% Jenny 255/739 34% Zuricha 155/403 38% NY Times 353/724 11/27 49% Vocabulary Qualitative: Inspection (count) of “Rare Words” Name 9/27 10/27 LeeAnn 38/447 8% Jenny 10/739 1% Zuricha 30/403 7% Alphose 25/542 5% 11/27
    14. 14. Vocabulary/Spelling City
    15. 15. Summary: Formative Assessments  Vocabulary.com: Points—can report directly to teacher (for a fee)  Free Rice: Level Number—students must report to you  VocabGrabber:  Qualitative lists of vocabulary used—laborious  Percentage of “different” words over total words  Vocabulary/Spelling City
    16. 16. Digital Dictionary Resources  Word Consciousness: Notice and explore unfamiliar words         E-reader look-ups www.visualthesaurus.com or www.vocabulary.com www.wordnik.com www.yourdictionary.com www.onelook.com www.wiktionary.com (or wikipedia) Merriam Webster on-line www.refdesk.com  “other” link for dictionaries  Rhyme Zone
    17. 17. Gaming  Many students passionate gamers  69% of all heads of household play computer and video games.  97% of youth play computer and video games.  61% of CEOs, CFOs, and other senior executives say they take daily game breaks at work (p. 11). McGonigal, J. (2011). Reality is broken: Why games make us better and how they can change the world. New York, Penguin Group Incorporated.  Work from the known to the unknown!
    18. 18. Evaluating Quality of Games  Adaptive: gets harder or easier with success or failure  Substantive Feedback: learn as you go  Varied—new contexts/new clues  Repetition: incorrect words are recycled
    19. 19. Review Sources for Games/Apps  Apps for Students with Special Needs: http://a4cwsn.com/  Common Sense Media: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/  David O’Brien & Richard Beach:  http://www.appsforlearningliteracies.com  http://usingipads.pbworks.com  For Younger Literacy Learners:  http://www.mrandrewsonline.blogspot.co.uk/
    20. 20. Some Recommendations  Vocabulary.com  Free Rice  Rootonym (Merriam-Webster)--morphemes  Crossword Puzzles:  USA Today easier & provides clues  Learning Network (New York Times)—designed for schools  Smart Crossword—designed for language delayed learners  Mission-us.org  History with emphasis of vocabulary
    21. 21. Rootonym
    22. 22. USA Today Crossword
    23. 23. Or Leverage the Games Students Play Already
    24. 24. Warning!  Our students are sophisticated consumers of games  Evaluate games before you recommend them  There are many “chewing gum” games  Give explicit attention to the learning goals you have for the game!  Model your thinking process as you are gaming  Devote some classroom time to discussion of learning  Consider a bookmark reminder  Metacognition and Metadiscourse are important!
    25. 25. Join Our Community  Word Travelers: Using Digital Tools to Explore Vocabulary and Develop Independent Learners  Tysseling, 2012. Stenhouse Publishers  http://dictionaryteacher.pbworks.com  This presentation  Links  Discussions  Lesson ideas (socially constructed—add your own!)  Online Courses this Summer—See Lee Ann  Advanced Content Literacy (CCSS emphasis) in 3-D Gamelab  Literacy and Technology
    1. A particular slide catching your eye?

      Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

    ×