Meeting Lang Objectives with Tech

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Content Objectives outline specific learning targets in a lesson,
but those who work with ELLs should also have Language
Objectives for students to develop the four domains of language.
Let’s look at how two simple apps – Skitch and ShowMe – can
help students create content practicing their academic and
conversational language skills.

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Meeting Lang Objectives with Tech

  1. 1. Meeting ELL Language Objectives with Technology Kristina Peters eLearning Specialist - NEaT Team Nebraska Department of Education kristina.peters@nebraska.gov @Mrskmpeters
  2. 2. Objectives •We can discover the difference between content and language objectives •We can formulate language objectives •We can learn about Skitch and ShowMe, see student examples, and discuss how to apply the apps in our classroom
  3. 3. Content Objective vs Language Objective •Content Objective: Guides lesson; gives purpose for content •Language Objective: Identifies ways to use language to engage in content and meet content objectives; narrows focus
  4. 4. Formulate a Language Objective 1. Determine the language function(s) the ELL will need to participate in the lesson. • A language objective will always have a Language Function. 2. Identify what language structure(s) the ELL will need to participate in the lesson. •The Language Structure consists of three parts: 1. Sentence Starter 2. Key Vocabulary 3.“Real-Life” Mini Language Lesson •CHOOSE one, two or all three of the above parts for a language structure.
  5. 5. Formulate a Language Objective
  6. 6. Skitch •Skitch is a free app from Evernote. It allows you to annotate and mark up PDFs, screenshots, and photos. Once you’re done, it can be saved to the camera roll or shared in a variety of ways.
  7. 7. •Naming •Labeling •Comparing/Contrasting •Practicing key vocabulary Meeting Language Objectives
  8. 8. • Matt Gomez: • Must Have: http://goo.gl/Ds048I • Skitch 101: http://goo.gl/sHtUpp Skitch Basics
  9. 9. Image courtesy of Matt Gomez @mattbgomez on Twitter
  10. 10. Image courtesy of Matt Gomez @mattbgomez on Twitter
  11. 11. Image courtesy of Nicole Cingiser @ncingiser on Twitter
  12. 12. Image courtesy of Mrs. Abbs from ipadcoaches
  13. 13. ShowMe •ShowMe is a free app from Easel. It allows you to create whiteboard tutorials with voice-over. Once you’re done, it is saved to your account and can be shared with the community or kept private.
  14. 14. •Practicing key vocabulary •Using sentence starters •Identifying •Verbalizing process Meeting Language Objectives
  15. 15. ShowMe Basics Background Information Show Me is the free app from Easel. ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. Drop a photo from your photo library to write over it. Erase and redraw! Your Show Me can be long or short and record as many as you would like. Upload your ShowMe to the community (and keep it private if you would like). Steps to Begin Using Show Me: Step #1: Download the “Show Me” App http:// itunes.apple.com/us/app/showme-interactive- whiteboard/id445066279?mt=8 (link to iTunes on the site or run a search in iTunes) Step #2: Open the “Show Me” app on your device. Step #3: Click Create Show Me. This opens a whiteboard type screen with several tools at the top. Draw, write, erase! Click the red record button at the center top of the screen to record your actions and voice. Options - add a photo or image as a background in your explanations. Step #4: Share with your table mates! SHOW ME
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  19. 19. Video courtesy of Matt Gomez @mattbgomez on Twitter Storytelling Minus the Writing in Kindergarten
  20. 20. Resources • Classroom Instruction that works with English Language Learners: Participants Workbook by Jane Hill & Cynthia Bjork • Matt Gomez: mattbgomez.com • ESU #3 Training: Skitch • ESU #3 & Ralston Public Schools Training: ShowMe
  21. 21. Objectives ✓We can discover the difference between content and language objectives ✓We can formulate language objectives ✓We can learn about Skitch and ShowMe, see student examples, and discuss how to apply the apps in our classroom
  22. 22. Meeting ELL Language Objectives with Technology Kristina Peters eLearning Specialist - NEaT Team Nebraska Department of Education kristina.peters@nebraska.gov @Mrskmpeters

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