Technology in EnglishLanguage Learning and Foreign Language InstructionPresenters: Jo,Catherine, Allison,Lauren, and Amanda
Concepts● Teachers face the challenge of integrating technology for ELL students● Teachers can use technology to provide multiple ways of instruction● Technology can help translate the students first language and second● Technology can provide materials otherwise not available● Technology enhances and supports language learning
Devices Used● Cameras- Include childs photo to recognize their culture.● Scanners- Put the childrens work into the computer, allow them to work with● Computers- Use interactive games to strengthen skills● Word processing- Use spell check, foreign language special characters● Video camera- Children record themselves talking
Communicating with Technology● Blogs- Help communicate when ELL students do not understand a concept, parents can see what the children are learning● Virtual field trips- Children can "visit" locations they otherwise may not have.● Presentations- Visual aids, assignments● Websites- Online exercise, resources● Interactive storybooks- strengthen language skills● Email- Communicate with one another
Productivity Tools for word processing, database management, and spreadsheet applications● Word Processing helps correct spelling and grammar for ELL students● Encourages students to practice the target language to create documents● Good database management can allow teachers to communicate with other teachers and share resources and ideas● Spreadsheets help students to organize information when preparing a presentation or even paper writing
Use of Multimedia Tools● Videoconferencing can be used to connect ELL and FL students with native speakers in other countries.● Podcasts can be used for listening instruction, practice, and assessment.● Handheld devices such as those from LeapFrog can be used for games in math, science, social studies, and languages.
Use of Multimedia Tools cont.● Interactive books can be set to be read aloud or the student can choose to read it on their own. These can be used when students are on different learning levels.● Language labs be used for dialog journals, where students talk about a certain topic. Teachers can monitor the process, give feedback and have verbal interaction with the student.
Adaptive/Assistive Devices● Book Box (http://www.bookbox.com) view and listen to stories in one language along with second language captions.● Simple Wikipedia (http://simple.wikipedia. com) Articles are written explicitly in simple English to reduce the complexity and eliminate jargon.● VocabGrabber (http://www. visualtheasaurus.com/vocabgrabber) Paste in a section of text to have the vocabulary analyzed.
Adaptive/Assistive Devices● http://www.yakitome.com Students simply type in or copy a passage of text and it converts it to audio.● EFL Frog: EFL Frog is an interactive website for young students learning English. It provides students and teachers with the tools to make flash cards as well as play vocabulary development games. http: //eflfrog.com/
Socially responsible, ethical, and legal use oftechnology, information, and softwareresourcesIt is important for English Language Learners to knowwhat plagiarism is and how to avoid it. The students maynot know how serious plagiarism is because it may not beas strict in their former countries. Also, because thesestudents are learning a new language they may be morewilling to copying someone else’s work.http://www.englishclub.com/writing/plagiarism.htm
Copyright laws and guidelines in theuse and access of technologiesTeachers can give their students certain websitesto use to find their information or images that arecopyright free or that follow copyright laws.There are also websites for curriculum forteachers that abide by guidelines and laws (http://theedublogger.com). http://welcome.curriki.org
Instructional Software● Tell Me More● ESL Renegades● Pronunciation Power for Windows and Macintosh● Easy Writer Interactive Software for ESL● Longman English Interactivehttp://www.esl.net/software_schools.html
Development of Teleresearch/Telecommunication ProjectsBlended Intercultural Telecollaborationsstudents work with students of other culturesto provide authentic writing and researchexperiences through:● Email● Blogs● Wikis● Online Chats● WebQuest
Rubric● 6+1 Trait Writing Model: Figurative Language http: //rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php? screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=1921362& This rubric grades students on how success they were at identifying and using figurative language● 6+1 Trait Writing Model: Writing a Narrative Fairy Tale using Figurative Language http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index. php?screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=1477610& This rubric grades students on how they wrote a story and the use of language in the story.● 6+1 Trait Writing Model: Writing Sentences in a Foreign Language http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php? screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=1573650& This rubric grades students on how well written and correctly they wrote their foreign language sentences.
● 6+1 Trait Writing Model: Writing Sentences in a Foreign Language http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php? screen=ShowRubric&rubric_id=1573650& This rubric grades students on how well written and correctly they wrote their foreign language sentences.● 5th Grade Writing Rubric https://www.glastonburyus. org/curriculum/foreignlanguage/foreignlanguagecurric ulum/rubrics/Documents/5th%20grade%20year%20end% 20sample%20rubric.pdf This rubric grades 5th grade students in their use of a foriegn language in writing.
Lesson Plan● http://www.everythingesl. net/lessons/international_day_peace_65436.php This lesson is about respecting people no matter where they come from in the world.● http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/kite_theme.php This lesson uses kites to help students advance their english reading and writing skills.● http://esl.about. com/od/writinglessonplans/a/esl_music_lesson.htm This lesson uses music to inspire students to do creative writing.● http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/1034.html This lesson is about learning body parts in Spanish.● http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/arabic-poetry-guzzle- ghazal This lesson teaches students about Abrabic Poety and how to write it.
WebQuest● Oh the Possibilities! ttp://questgarden. com/87/34/3/090925105835/index.htm This WebQuest is for ELL students and they have to plan and write about a study abroad to another English speaking country.● Learning English as a Second Language http://questgarden. com/93/86/7/091218040645/ This WebQuest teaching Foreign Language Students the basics of the English Language.● Find Yourself as a Learner http://questgarden. com/115/63/8/101130201506/ This WebQuest helps ELL students figure out their learning style and how to use this in the classroom.
● Mission English http://questgarden. com/95/10/5/100128195309/index.htm This WebQuest helps ELL students to identify and use English words properly.● Language http://questgarden. com/123/19/9/110403162325/index.htm This WebQuest teaches students the Pashto language by having them identify everyday objects.
Summary● There are many different kinds of technology ranging from cameras, word processing, blogs, handheld devices, and more that teachers can use when working with ELL and FL students.● The use of technology can make it easier for the teachers to teach and the students to learn english
Test Questions1. How can handheld devices such as Leapfrog Be used With ELL and FL students?2. Why is it so important for ELL and FL students know what plagiarism is and what the consequences are?3. What is one positive thing about using Virtual Field Trip experiences?4. What are Blended intercultural Telecollaborations?
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