Technology in English and Language Arts Instruction By: Morgan Bibbs, Brittany Butler, Mary Horst, Samantha McCulley
Most Important Concepts Reading Writing Grammar Literature Analysis
Examples of how devices such as scanners, digital cameras, and/or video cameras can be used with computer systems and software: Take pictures with a digital camera to illustrate a written play Video tape speech or interview about a story in class Sequence photographs in order in which they happen in the novel Scan art or computer generated drawings to illustrate a story
Examples of how technology can be used in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and/or solving problems: Demonstrates awareness of resources of adaptive/assistive devices for students with special needs School and classroom websites promote and maintain home teach communication Technology can help problem solving skills by creating timelines Threaded class discussion boards
Examples of how to use productivity tools for word-processing, database management, and spreadsheet applications: Share English/ Language Arts notes online for students and teachers Provide tools for writing practice for students Provide feedback on student writing and projects Student-created stories and books
Examples of how to use multimedia tools: Digital Storytelling Threaded Discussions at a Distance Writing Blogs Activities with Interactive Storybooks and Talking Books
Examples of how to use resources for adaptive/assistive devices for students with special needs: Electronic Texts Step-By-Step Visuals Websites Digital Dictation Devices
Example of how teachers and students can practice socially responsible, ethical, and legal use of technology, information, and software resources: Filter websites that are inappropriate for students Do Not Copyright Keeping the privacy of students off of the internet
Example of how teachers and students can adhere to copyright laws and guidelines in the access and use of information from various technologies: Teachers and students can adhere to copyright laws by properly citing sources
Examples of how an existing TrackStar or WebQuest can be used as an activity: The Grammar Gorillas TrackStar # 279858 A game where the student would help the gorillas identify the parts of speech. Beginner and Advanced Levels Read-Write-Think TrackStar # 311957 Provides educators and students access to the highest quality practices, resources, reading, and language arts instruction.
Reading and Language Arts Skill Builders for Grades 2-6 TrackStar # 265121 Helps find activities that help to build your child’s reading and language arts skills. Teaching Ideas and Resources TrackStar # 303452 You can download free teaching resources, discover new and exciting lesson ideas, and share your own ideas.
Examples of instructional software: Inspiration Microsoft Word Fast ForWord Accelerated Reader
Examples of tools or resources that teachers can use for developing teleresearch or telecommunication projects for students: WebQuests Cyberguides Filamentality Kidpix-Software Tools
Examples of rubrics that can be used for assessing student outcomes: A Comparative Study Rubric http://edweb.sdsu.edu/triton/SDBiarritz/Rubric.html English Language Arts Scoring Rubric www.abcte.org/teach/exam-preparation/writing-component/ela-rubric Sample Rubrics from English Ed www.wwu.edu California Professional Development Institute Assessment Scoring http://ed.final.gov/lincun/Wol/projects/aviation/english rubrics2.htm Will have an example handout!
Description and example integration idea of appropriate lesson plans: Animal Alphabet Pendemonium: The Italian Job: Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes Writing Strategies Animal Around Us Will have an example handout!