Integrating Technology Into The ELA Classroom


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Integrating Technology Into The ELA Classroom

  1. 1. Integrating Technology into the ELA Classroom Ashley Quark February 2008
  2. 2. Technology for Educators Information <ul><li>Emailing Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Posting homework, assignments, and class events online </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering information online for lessons </li></ul>
  3. 3. Technology for Educators Information <ul><li>PowerPoint Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Downloading Audio/Video for instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Posting Samples of Student work online with evaluation rubrics </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching technological media literacy </li></ul>Instruction
  4. 4. Technology for Educators Information <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Online surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Online assignments and quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Webquests </li></ul><ul><li>Peer revising & editing on Microsoft Word </li></ul>Instruction Student Activity
  5. 5. Information
  6. 6. Information: Emailing Parents <ul><li>Set up Distribution Lists (Groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Send group emails </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to BCC! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Instruction
  9. 9. Instruction—Useful Websites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>by Discovery School </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Grapes of Wrath </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All Quiet on the Western Front </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dracula </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lord of the Flies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Various Shakespearean Plays </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Author Biographies (Thomas Hardy, Jonathon Swift, Hemingway) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Punctuation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Aboriginal Storytelling <ul><li>Storytelling: Aboriginal Cultures and Traditions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MP3s of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Storytellers with the transcribed versions of stories </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Instruction—Useful Websites <ul><li>Edgar Allan Poe </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Instruction—Useful Websites <ul><li>Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Tour of the Globe Theatre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic Tour </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Animated Tour with interesting info </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Student Activity
  14. 14. Student Activity: Peer Revision & Editing <ul><li>Use “ Reviewer ” function in Microsoft word for Peer Revision </li></ul>
  15. 15. Student Activity: Surveys <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free accounts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10 questions per survey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Pre-Reading Survey </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Student Activity: Wikis <ul><li>How can I use it in my ELA classroom? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Web pages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Authoring </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Responses to Literature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Development (giving and receiving feedback throughout the process) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Create videos instantly </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment needed: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Webcam </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. The Jing Project <ul><li>Create Screencasts instantly to be shared by email or web link </li></ul><ul><li>Provide directions for students in self-paced projects </li></ul><ul><li>Students can create directions for one another </li></ul>
  19. 19. Blogging <ul><li>21 Classes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Mr. MacKnight’s Class </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Class Blogmeister </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Mr. Wilson’s Class </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Note how to apply for a free ad-free account </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Ethics & Student Safety <ul><li>Names:   You probably don't want to use students' full names in order to maintain privacy and anonymity online. </li></ul><ul><li>Collective information available on your site (e.g. Teacher's name, school, town/city, grade, students' first names,pictures).  A  combination of too much of this information could potentially be dangerous </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students about privacy issues and appropriate content online.  Teach them not to share personal information online. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Ethics & Student Safety <ul><li>Use functions on blogs and wikis to limit audience </li></ul><ul><li>If possible, consider moderating students' comments </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures:   Is it appropriate to have any pictures?  If so, when and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Examine your school division’s “Acceptable Use Policy” for technology </li></ul>
  22. 22. Ethics and Student Safety <ul><li>Student will not learn about Internet ethics, etiquette, and safety intuitively simply because they are growing up in the digital age. Our students need teachers to teach them these skills that will be necessary for them to function in the 21 century. </li></ul>