Differentiated Learning Tools for Bilingual Elementary and High School Spanish Maria Stoessel-Puente Texas State Conferenc...
Push for Technology in the Classroom <ul><li>On April 1, 2009 U.S. Government announced— </li></ul><ul><li>$44 Billion for...
Government Guidelines <ul><li>Commitment from individual states that they will : </li></ul><ul><li>“ (make) Progress towar...
Let’s Play and Learn <ul><li>With this in mind… </li></ul><ul><li>Studies have shown   </li></ul><ul><li>Humor and a fun e...
Goals <ul><li>Retention and Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;If a child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you ...
A Little Background <ul><ul><li>Before jumping into the Internet… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preaching to the choir? </li></ul...
More Help from US Govt. <ul><li>Let’s begin with elementary level links </li></ul><ul><li>Same website:  </li></ul><ul><li...
Following the Format <ul><li>Find What Works! </li></ul><ul><li>See How It Works! </li></ul><ul><li>Do What Works! </li></...
More Links <ul><li>English language development  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.starfall.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Very compre...
Aún Hay Más and still more <ul><li>Reading Help </li></ul><ul><li>http://rif.org/leadingtoreading/es/preschoolers/read </l...
Y “ Sigue” and still more… <ul><li>Sites good for 5 th -12 th </li></ul><ul><li>For ESL in: science, social studies, math ...
In Closing para cerrar… <ul><li>In the spirit of learning and having fun… </li></ul><ul><li>Links can be used for cultural...
<ul><li>Gracias por su atención </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>
Acknowledgments <ul><li>Brain Connection, Posit Science Corporation, retrieved 4/9/09, from  http://www.brainconnection.co...
<ul><li>ED.Gov, Video, Doing What Works – Teaching Literacy in English to K-5 English Learners retrieved April 10, 2009 fr...
<ul><li>Lyrics to “Más Allá” retrieved April 17, 2009 from Lyrics Freak http://www.lyricsfreak.com/g/gloria+estefan/mas+al...
<ul><li>Puente, C. J., Austin TX., (personal communication, April 4, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is Fundamental – Engl...
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  1. 1. Differentiated Learning Tools for Bilingual Elementary and High School Spanish Maria Stoessel-Puente Texas State Conference April 25, 2009
  2. 2. Push for Technology in the Classroom <ul><li>On April 1, 2009 U.S. Government announced— </li></ul><ul><li>$44 Billion for Education Reforms- </li></ul><ul><li>Includes $26.6 Billion to save teaching jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Improve K-12 and higher education </li></ul><ul><li>But there’s a catch… </li></ul><ul><li>“… Top competitive grant program will reward states that have made the most progress on reforms.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Government Guidelines <ul><li>Commitment from individual states that they will : </li></ul><ul><li>“ (make) Progress toward college and career-ready standards and rigorous assessments that will improve both teaching and learning;” </li></ul><ul><li>“… gather information to improve student learning, teacher performance, and college and career-readiness…” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Let’s Play and Learn <ul><li>With this in mind… </li></ul><ul><li>Studies have shown </li></ul><ul><li>Humor and a fun environment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessens anxiety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes people more comfortable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowers the affective filter </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Goals <ul><li>Retention and Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;If a child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you must teach in the way the child learns.“ Rita Dunn, (from Anne Bruetsch's Multiple Intelligences Lesson Plan Book ) </li></ul><ul><li>Use Technology/Internet to: </li></ul><ul><li>Tap into our Multiple Intelligences </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most links can be used for different levels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grade (Even high schoolers enjoy kid games) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. A Little Background <ul><ul><li>Before jumping into the Internet… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preaching to the choir? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information from the U.S. Department of Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://dww.ed.gov/topic/topic_landing.cfm?PA_ID=6&T_ID=13&Tab=1 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. More Help from US Govt. <ul><li>Let’s begin with elementary level links </li></ul><ul><li>Same website: </li></ul><ul><li>Government has done extensive research- </li></ul><ul><li>Information on many topics with teaching materials and strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>http://dww.ed.gov/priority_area/priority_landing.cfm?PA_ID=6 </li></ul><ul><li>http://dww.ed.gov/practice/practice_landing.cfm?PA_ID=6&T_ID=13&P_ID=20 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Following the Format <ul><li>Find What Works! </li></ul><ul><li>See How It Works! </li></ul><ul><li>Do What Works! </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish and English story telling website: http://www.storyplace.org </li></ul><ul><li>Areas for pre-school and elementary--pre-school is good for K-2nd for English Language development. </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish alphabet w/several interactive “games”: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.literacycenter.net </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish alphabet w/interactive “games”, writing, math shapes, colors, etc.; good for numbers practice; some games are memory cards, helps with retention, </li></ul>
  9. 9. More Links <ul><li>English language development </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.starfall.com </li></ul><ul><li>Very comprehensive; Pre-K - 2nd grade; even 5th graders who are new comers; they can click the words and hear the story word by word, or they can click and listen to the entire story while they follow the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Tons” of material for reading, videos, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>http://pacomova.eresmas.net </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive stories, children’s poems, video, songs, etc. All Spanish. </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.manythings.org/vocabulary/games/f/words.php?f = business_english_nouns </li></ul><ul><li>English educational sites with games </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pbskids.org http://www.funbrain.com </li></ul><ul><li>Very interactive </li></ul>
  10. 10. Aún Hay Más and still more <ul><li>Reading Help </li></ul><ul><li>http://rif.org/leadingtoreading/es/preschoolers/read </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is Fundamental – just change es to en for the English link </li></ul><ul><li>Songs </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.musicalspanish.com/Canciones.htm#rancho </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A little cheesy, but might be fun...modern take on old favorites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Foreign Language Acquisition – </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?subject_id =69&toplvl=12 </li></ul><ul><li>from FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) </li></ul><ul><li>Sites for Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sitesforteachers.com/index.html </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Y “ Sigue” and still more… <ul><li>Sites good for 5 th -12 th </li></ul><ul><li>For ESL in: science, social studies, math </li></ul><ul><li> http:// www.unitedstreaming.com </li></ul><ul><li>ESL Activities/Work Materials </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.esl-kids.com / </li></ul><ul><li> Flash cards, worksheets, games </li></ul><ul><li>The Language Resource Room </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.123listening.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish for Middle and High School </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001935.shtml </li></ul>
  12. 12. In Closing para cerrar… <ul><li>In the spirit of learning and having fun… </li></ul><ul><li>Links can be used for cultural and historical enrichment as well as language enhancement. </li></ul><ul><li>Use what they like best: music-- </li></ul><ul><li>“ Más Allá” Beyond by Gloria Estéfan </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.lyricsfreak.com/g/gloria+estefan/mas+alla_10133076.html </li></ul><ul><li>“ 90 Millas” 90 Miles by Gloria Estéfan </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.burbler.com/gloria-estefan-90-millas-lyrics.html </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Gracias por su atención </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>
  14. 14. Acknowledgments <ul><li>Brain Connection, Posit Science Corporation, retrieved 4/9/09, from http://www.brainconnection.com/topics/?main=fa/mult-intelligence-class </li></ul><ul><li>Chipongian, Lisa (2000, May). Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, Part I: Assessment of &quot;Intellectual Profiles.&quot; Retrieved April 4, 2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.brainconnection.com/topics/?main=fa/mult-intelligence-class </li></ul><ul><li>ED.Gov, Press Release $44 Billion in Stimulus Funds Available to Drive Education Reforms and Save Teaching Jobs, April 1, 2009. Retrieved April 9, 2009 from http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2009/04/04012009.html </li></ul><ul><li>ED.Gov, Video, Doing What Works – English Language Learners retrieved April 9, 2009 from http://dww.ed.gov/topic/topic_landing.cfm?PA_ID=6&T_ID=13&Tab=1 </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>ED.Gov, Video, Doing What Works – Teaching Literacy in English to K-5 English Learners retrieved April 10, 2009 from http://dww.ed.gov/topic/topic_landing.cfm?PA_ID=6&T_ID=13&Tab=3 </li></ul><ul><li>ED.Gov, Video, Doing What Works – Regarding Growing Population Of LEP Students in the United States, retrieved April 10, 2009 from http://dww.ed.gov/priority_area/priority_landing.cfm?PA_ID=6 </li></ul><ul><li>ESL-Kids.com, Activities and Resource Materials for Teachers of ESL retrieved April 9, 2009 from http://www.esl-kids.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>FREE Federal Resources for Educational Excellence. Retrieved April 9, 2009 from http://www.free.ed.gov/ </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Spanish for Middle and High School retrieved April 1, 2009 from </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001935.shtml </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Lyrics to “Más Allá” retrieved April 17, 2009 from Lyrics Freak http://www.lyricsfreak.com/g/gloria+estefan/mas+alla_10133076.html </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics to “90 Millas” retrieved April 16, 2009 from Burbler http://www.burbler.com/gloria-estefan-90-millas-lyrics.html </li></ul><ul><li>Living Legends, Gloria Estéfan, retrieved April 16, 2009 from http://www.livinglegendsmusic.com/library.php?personID=500 </li></ul><ul><li>MES English Free Printables for Teachers retrieved April 1, 2009 from http://www.mes-english.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Musical Spanish Songs – Audio Samples retrieved April 10, 2009 from http://www.musicalspanish.com/Canciones.htm#rancho </li></ul><ul><li>123Listening.com, Listening Materials for Language Teachers retrieved April 1, 2009 from </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.123listening.com/ </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Puente, C. J., Austin TX., (personal communication, April 4, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is Fundamental – English/Spanish, retrieved April 9, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>http://rif.org/leadingtoreading/es/preschoolers/read </li></ul><ul><li>http://rif.org/leadingtoreading/en/preschoolers/read </li></ul><ul><li>Sites for Teachers – Hundreds of Educational Websites Rated by Popularity, retrieved April 1, 2009 from http:// www.sitesforteachers.com/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Games and Online Program retrieved April 1, 2009 from http://learn.spanish.language.games.jellyfishfun.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>World Studies—Foreign Languages, FREE Federal Resources for Educational Excellence, retrieved April 9, 2009 from http://www.free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?subject_id=69&toplvl=12 </li></ul>

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