Technology And The English Language Learner

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Technology And The English Language Learner

  1. 1. Technology and the English Language Learner<br />By Group E: <br />Georgia Gum, Michelle Ricca and Jeanette Delgado. <br />
  2. 2. Main Concepts<br />Tools to aid ELL Students<br />Techniques for clearly communicating information regarding technology <br />Activities to fit the needs of ELL Students<br />Software, Rubrics and Lessons designed especially for ELL Students<br />
  3. 3. I. Specific examples of house deceives such as scanners, digital cameras, and or video cameras can be used with computer systems and software for math and science.<br />A. You could use a diagram off the internet and scan them onto worksheets so that bilingual students could see the picture and understand what the words mean for math.<br />B. For a science project they can record themselves during class doing the experiment so that later on if they don’t understand the directions for the follow-up they can goback to their experiment and go over what they did in class.<br />C. A cool thing to do with a digital camera is to take pictures of different shapes at your house, the park, or school to understand that math is everywhere.<br />
  4. 4. II. Specific examples of how technology can be used in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and or solving problems for your topic.<br />A. A cool thing to do would be to skype with another classroom in a different country so that they can help you explain some subjects in your own language.<br />B. Also being in groups with kids of the same language might help you understand things a lot easier.<br />C. Doing some research might help you solve some problems because you could probably find something in your language.<br />
  5. 5. III. Specific examples of how to use productivity tools for word processing, database management, and spreadsheet applications for your topic<br />A. A great way for the entire class to have all the directions in English and their other language would be to write them out on a word processing document.<br />B. The great thing about databases are that you are able to find anything about any subject or any language<br />C. If you need to do some math problems you could use a spreadsheet because they have some cool way to add and subtract for the totals.<br />
  6. 6. IV. Specific examples of how to use multimedia tools for your topic.<br />A. A great thing to use are songs in Spanish and English to learn about math, like a song with all the shapes.<br />B. Also a great thing to do could be getting cd’s that are in Spanish and English and doing those games for activities.<br />C. A fun thing to help students with their spelling is to get a disk where everone can have so that when they go to put it in you can hear all the works in English and Spanish.<br />
  7. 7. Resources for Adaptive Devises for ELL Student Needs<br />Translation Tools<br />http://www.babblefish.com/<br />Google also offers free translation tools<br />Video Conferencing<br />Skype<br />Free <br />Familiar <br /> Allow students to communicate to students in their first language.<br />
  8. 8. Resources for Adaptive Devises for ELL Student Needs<br />Virtual Field Trips <br />Tramline <br />Allows for student to work through the space at their own pace<br />Receptive language skills will be practiced<br />Visual and audio experience to associate with the new language<br />http://www.field-trips.org/<br />
  9. 9. Socially Responsible, Ethical and Legal Practices regarding Technology and the English Language Learner.<br />Make sure to clearly communicate the responsibilities of using technology to ELL Students<br />1. Warn against Plagiarism<br />2. No illegal bootleg software programs <br /> (Google Docs Free) <br />3. Safeguard personal information on video chats<br />4. Recognize suspicious actions online.<br />
  10. 10. Teachers and ELL Student need to Adhere to Copyright Laws and Guidelines<br />With Full Text Documents and Newspapers from around the world available online, students need to know the importance of these Laws. <br />A Copyright keeps others from profiting from another persons work.<br />A Video on Copyright Laws<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo&feature=related<br />
  11. 11. Trackstar and Webquest Activities<br />Muliticultural Readings<br />http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/ts/viewTrackMembersFrames.do?<br />Students read Children Like Me and make cultural comparisons<br />Draw Venn Diagrams with the similarities and differences<br />Trackstar # 20461<br />
  12. 12. Trackstar and Webquest Activities<br />Colors of Tradition<br />Students use geometry to design a stained glass window for the school. <br />Allows the ELL student to communicate, collaborate and be creative.<br />http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/ts/viewTrackMembersFrames.do?<br />
  13. 13. Trackstar and Webquest Activities<br />Songs that change the world<br />ELL students listen to music and watch videos about how the world was influenced.<br />http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/ts/viewTrackMembersFrames.do?<br />
  14. 14. IX. Instructional software <br />a. Interactive storybook  1. Support language acquisition and vocabulary development 2. Interact in English in a less stressful environment b. Computer Assisted language learning (CALL)<br /> 1. Enhance speaking and listening skills  2. Presentations, virtual collaborations  3. Easier for teachers in a systematic way c. Disturbed language learning (DLL)<br />1. Learn together and work towards common purpose  2. Online publishing  3. Google docs <br />
  15. 15. X. Resources for teachers  a. Expanded opportunities for language acquisition  b. Allows students to “visit” locations that otherwise wouldn’t be able to  c. Help motivate students for new language skills<br />
  16. 16. XII. 4teachers.org  a. Site gives many good resources for classroom planning  b. Including how to integrate technology  c. Gives rubric examples for English Language Learners and foreign languages<br />
  17. 17. XII. Lesson plan  a. Learning to connect sentences  b. Auxiliary verb usage  c. Group and individual work  d. Interactive site that gives feedback<br />

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