Introductions Aim to give you some (hopefully) new ideas that you can use in your reading and writing programmes Handout at the end with the websites used.
Teacher Inquiries- to use ICT to improve student achievement - low PAT reading vocab compared with PAT reading comp greater focus on words- hunt- listing- exposing Visual Display shows, meaning, pronunciation, part of speech and sometimes the origin of the word - At the end of the year PAT reading vocabulary had gone up substantially overall and had equalized overtaken comp stanines - in fact so successful that it is now used school wide.
Imaginative / Creative Writing. Fun for the students.
This is a website that allows you to record voice and sound onto a photograph. It gives you HTML code that you can insert onto your blog or wiki or, in our case, we have Knowledge Net- so we paste these onto our class pages.
Teacher Inquiry: Ways to motivate and strengthen comprehension skills within Reading. Children are competent readers, and can talk about the text on a basic level, but are having difficulty in answering literal and inferential questions using references from the text. Open Learning - students are able to see others posts therefore they are thinking about their answers. Other uses for Wallwisher - adjectives etc.
My Teacher Inquiry this year is to use eLearning to improve students spelling sense. One of the activities I throw into my tumble is for students to show their weekly spelling words in an animation. They use clay to create the letters, photograph them and upload them into imovie. With this programme they do a voiceover, explaining the rule and spelling out the word. Put on Blog and Knet I have found that my other students like to watch other groups animations and they tend to sound out the word with the animation!
Use as part of a Reading Tumble.
One of my (and my students) absolute favourite websites is Into the Book. Sheena Cameron’s book- reading strategies
I use it a lot for modelling and I also print out the exemplars and have them displayed around the classroom.
Use as a descriptive piece of writing.
ICT Tools for Literacy Learning By Jenny Deed & Nadine Mackereth