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    • Technology and the English Language Learner
      By Group E:
      Georgia Gum, Michelle Ricca and Jeanette Delgado.
    • Main Concepts
      Tools to aid ELL Students
      Techniques for clearly communicating information regarding technology
      Activities to fit the needs of ELL Students
      Software, Rubrics and Lessons designed especially for ELL Students
    • 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.
      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.
      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.
      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.
    • II. Specific examples of how technology can be used in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and or solving problems for your topic.
      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.
      B. Also being in groups with kids of the same language might help you understand things a lot easier.
      C. Doing some research might help you solve some problems because you could probably find something in your language.
    • III. Specific examples of how to use productivity tools for word processing, database management, and spreadsheet applications for your topic
      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.
      B. The great thing about databases are that you are able to find anything about any subject or any language
      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.
    • IV. Specific examples of how to use multimedia tools for your topic.
      A. A great thing to use are songs in Spanish and English to learn about math, like a song with all the shapes.
      B. Also a great thing to do could be getting cd’s that are in Spanish and English and doing those games for activities.
      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.
    • Resources for Adaptive Devises for ELL Student Needs
      Translation Tools
      http://www.babblefish.com/
      Google also offers free translation tools
      Video Conferencing
      Skype
      Free
      Familiar
      Allow students to communicate to students in their first language.
    • Resources for Adaptive Devises for ELL Student Needs
      Virtual Field Trips
      Tramline
      Allows for student to work through the space at their own pace
      Receptive language skills will be practiced
      Visual and audio experience to associate with the new language
      http://www.field-trips.org/
    • Socially Responsible, Ethical and Legal Practices regarding Technology and the English Language Learner.
      Make sure to clearly communicate the responsibilities of using technology to ELL Students
      1. Warn against Plagiarism
      2. No illegal bootleg software programs
      (Google Docs Free)
      3. Safeguard personal information on video chats
      4. Recognize suspicious actions online.
    • Teachers and ELL Student need to Adhere to Copyright Laws and Guidelines
      With Full Text Documents and Newspapers from around the world available online, students need to know the importance of these Laws.
      A Copyright keeps others from profiting from another persons work.
      A Video on Copyright Laws
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo&feature=related
    • Trackstar and Webquest Activities
      Muliticultural Readings
      http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/ts/viewTrackMembersFrames.do?
      Students read Children Like Me and make cultural comparisons
      Draw Venn Diagrams with the similarities and differences
      Trackstar # 20461
    • Trackstar and Webquest Activities
      Colors of Tradition
      Students use geometry to design a stained glass window for the school.
      Allows the ELL student to communicate, collaborate and be creative.
      http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/ts/viewTrackMembersFrames.do?
    • Trackstar and Webquest Activities
      Songs that change the world
      ELL students listen to music and watch videos about how the world was influenced.
      http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/ts/viewTrackMembersFrames.do?
    • IX. Instructional software 
      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)
      1. Enhance speaking and listening skills  2. Presentations, virtual collaborations  3. Easier for teachers in a systematic way c. Disturbed language learning (DLL)
      1. Learn together and work towards common purpose  2. Online publishing  3. Google docs 
    • 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
    • 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
    • XII. Lesson plan  a. Learning to connect sentences  b. Auxiliary verb usage  c. Group and individual work  d. Interactive site that gives feedback