ICT Learning Groups – Grade groups before year end, new learning groups in the fall Individual Training / Support Parent Handbook for Literacy with ICT Monthly articles will be created from areas covered in the handbook to be included in school newsletters. K-8 ICT Literacy Report
What do we hope to achieve with this round of ICT Grade Group Meetings? Collect resources to be used as an online resource for SHSD teachers – projects, files, websites Become more familiar with the Literacy with ICT continuum Sharing successes, plans and projects in ICT Gain an awareness of ICT PD requirements for SHSD staff Reminded about the Literacy with ICT report – mandated for 2008-2009 Promote, support the infusion of ICT into your daily course delivery and design.
The Continuum Emerging Student Friendly Learning Experiences Reporting on ICT K-8
ELA Developmental Reading Continuum http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/ela/drc/index.html poster http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/ela/drc/drc_poster3.pdf
Technology makes it easy to communicate with parents and your students Collect parent email addresses at the beginning of the year, create a group to easily send out information about homework, upcoming events, requests. Create a webpage in First Class Homework Links to websites Miss Mahy's Website
Use ePearl to record students reading, writing, goal setting skills Devon Caldwell – Oak Lake Community School Goal Setting is done gathered around the Smartboard By the end of grade 1…. Setting goals for reading Point to words with reading finger Sometimes Devon sets the goals – stop at periods Setting goals for writing Giving Feedback in ePearl Don’t just say “Good job”
Two stars (I liked how you…) and a wish (next time you could…maybe you should try….) Devon’s classroom webpage, has a link to ePearl, describes ePearl, tells parents how to access Devon has a parent meeting showing how to access ePearl Student led conferences using ePearl – 1 hr with ePearl – comment on FrontPage, one activity, watch a slideshow of activities in class
In this poetic tale, beautifully illustrated entirely with wildlife photographs, the animals of the deep woods awake, after a winter storm, to the news of a stranger lurking in their midst. The deer, muskrat, mouse, rabbit, cardinal, porcupine, and many others sing a song of excitement about this strange, yet friendly creature with the carrot nose. And after the animals discover the feast this wondrous snowman has to offer, the children who built him vow to replenish their snowman's facial features until winter has long faded away. An example : Stranger in the Woods Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick "The birds were the first to notice... Stranger in the Woods! Stranger in the Woods!" ICT Tools to support a book
Meet the Authors Author's Website Write an Autobiography about the Author Contact the Author or Illustrator
http://www.scholastic.ca/titles/strangerinthewoods/ Canadian Wildlife Federation Research Canadian Wild Animals Gather your information and pictures in KidPix, PowerPoint, Paint Make an oral presentation to the class about your animal research
Write as many words or phrases as you can think of that describe the scene. One helpful strategy is to consider each of your senses. Imagine: What is happening inside the house? Write an opening paragraph for a story using this setting. Consider this work of art Winter Solstice by Pennsylvania artist, Jeff Martin.
Digital Resources for Literacy Things to look for : Curriculum-based Provides practical, meaningful, purposeful engaging experiences to encourage literacy Interface Is not cluttered or too busy with animations or ads Requires little or no external user-support Plans for waiting time If the site is slow to load it should provide something to help kids wait. (Or you will…)
Animoto for Educators http:// biz.animoto.com/education/overview.html Animoto Using Kid Pix . jpgs Using student pictures Make one yourself The Hat – for grouping students
Slideshare Example in the LitwICT wiki Example on my webpage
In Conclusion… Use technology to provide relevant resources Use technology to provide interesting activities Use technology to provide models of good reading Use other media to encourage reading Provide audience for student work and reflections
ICT in your Classroom Discussion Topics Sharing