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DigiTXT: eBooks, iPods and Early Elementary

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From the Ohio Educational Technology Conference 2012

From the Ohio Educational Technology Conference 2012

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  • 1. eTech Ohio Teacher Planning Grant Digital  Text   Ini-a-ve        
  • 2. What is DigiTXT? •  The  University  of  Akron  awarded  funding  from   the  eTech  Ohio  Commission  for  the  purpose   of  expanding  the  use  of  technology  in  the   teaching  and  learning  environment.   •  DigiTXT  serves  to  increase  informa@on  and   communica@on  technology  (ICT)  usage  among   an  es@mated  250  K-­‐2  students,  40  pre-­‐service   teachers  and  20  prac@cing  teachers  and   administrators  in  Summit  County.    
  • 3. DigiTXT Key Components 1.  Science-­‐based  Prac@ce     2.  Core  Early  Literacy  Skills   3.  Knowledgeable  Prac@cing  Teachers   partnering  with  Pre-­‐service  Teachers     4.  Suppor@ve  Learning  Environment    
  • 4. DigiTXT Goals 1.  Develop  Best  Prac@ces  in  Shared  eBook   Reading     2.  Integrate  Core  Early  Literacy  Skills  with   Digital  Literacy  Skills   3.  Design  21st  Century  Learning  Spaces  
  • 5. DigiTXT Partners The   Coventry   Green   Tallmadge   University   Local   Local   City   of  Akron   Schools   Schools   Schools  
  • 6. DigiTXT Participants 1.  Center  for  Literacy  Staff   2.  Teachers   3.  Administrators   4.  UA  College  of  Educa@on  Faculty   5.  UA  Students  
  • 7. The eBook at School •  Quality  of   children’s  first   eBooks   •  Poten@al  of   good  eBooks   •  Pedagogy  of   first  and  good   eBooks  in  K-­‐2  
  • 8. Our BIG Question What  might  e-­‐book  pedagogy  look  like?    
  • 9. DigiTXT Research Process Phase  1:   Phase  2:   Phase  3:   eBook   Environment   Instruc@on   4  weeks   4  weeks   4  weeks  
  • 10. eBook Shared Reading •  Teacher  shares  eBooks  with  small  groups    
  • 11. eBook Shared Reading •  Takes  place  in  the  eBook  Nook  
  • 12. eBook Shared Reading •  U@lizes  touchscreen  PCs  and  mobile   learning  devices    
  • 13. Procedures •  Pre-­‐selected  eBooks   –  Iden-fied  target  words   –  Pre/post  CBDM  on  vocabulary   •  (repeated  rreadings  2x  per  week   eBook   eadings)   •  Individual  re-­‐reads  on  mobile   •  Video-­‐taped  observa@ons   –  Lesson  Plans   •  Debriefs  
  • 14. District Equipment Classrooms   1.  Asus  EeeTop  Touchscreen  PC   2.  External  Webcam   3.  Kodak  Digital  Camera  w/  tripod   4.  Four  8GB  iPod  Touch   5.  Headphones   Administrators   1.  One  16GB  iPad  
  • 15. Pre-Service Teacher Expectations 1.  Par@cipate  in  year-­‐long  professional  development   2.  Par@cipate  in  teacher  surveys,  debriefs  and   interviews   3.  Field  Experience  in  a  kindergarten,  first  or  second   grade  classroom   4.  Collect  video  data   5.  Complete  a  class  project  
  • 16. Teacher Expectations 1.  Par@cipate  in  year-­‐long  professional  development   2.  Par@cipate  in  teacher  surveys,  debriefs  and   interviews   3.  Complete  eBook  instruc@onal  protocol,  lesson   plans  &  @me  log   4.  Facilitate  CBDM  Assessment   5.  Mentor  pre-­‐service  teachers  during  observa@on   periods  
  • 17. Administrator Expectations 1.  Provide  ongoing  support  teachers  in  their  effort     2.  Par@cipate  in  year-­‐long  professional  development   3.  Par@cipate  in  surveys,  debriefs  and  interviews   4.  Facilitate  Classroom  Walkthrough  Observa@ons     5.  Mentor  pre-­‐service  teachers  during  observa@on   periods  
  • 18. Questions hfp://digitxt.ning.com/