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