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625 Kings Final

  1. 1. Reading Instruction and the Internet
  2. 2. Using the Internet for Reading Instruction K-12 <ul><li>Presented by Karin E. King </li></ul><ul><li>Educator </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our County’s LOGO
  4. 4. Reasons for Using the Internet <ul><li>Investment in Technology and Staff: Instructors will be more fluent users, building experience and be more effective models of Internet use </li></ul><ul><li>Master Plan: State and county reading standards will be met and adhered to by combining reading and technology skills. </li></ul><ul><li>No Child Left Behind: Effective Internet use aligned with above standards and frameworks will address all learning styles. </li></ul><ul><li>All academic areas become enriched with multimedia and enhanced reading skills. </li></ul>
  5. 5. PGCPS Technology Mission <ul><li>http://www.voki.com/php/viewmessage/?chsm=2dab400fdee0de89690c6638bd39f43c&mId=44504 </li></ul><ul><li>“ To ensure that all instructional technology programs are available to support an environment in which student achievement is enhanced through a set of information age tools and skills. The department is responsible for the planning, implementation, development, and support of all instructional technology accessed by students, teachers, administrators, executives, parents, and the community.” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www1.pgcps.org/it/training/idex.aspx?id=30000 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>PGCPS Technology Plan and Standards Site </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pgcps.org/~support/tech.html </li></ul><ul><li>School Improvement: Instructional Technology </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pgcps.org/~support/schoolimprovement.html </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility: Technology Inclusion For All http://www.pgcps.org/~tifa </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Corps Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pgcps.org/~support/tcmd.html </li></ul>PGCPS Technology Plan and Standards
  7. 7. <ul><li>Technological advances continue to expand possibilities for using computers to support reading instruction. An important application is in direct instruction of basic skills. </li></ul>Reading Instruction Infused with Technology
  8. 8. Computers in the Classroom <ul><li>Computers offer engaging, interactive activities for general and targeted practice. They give immediate corrective feedback, and some programs provide incentives for progress to higher levels of difficulty. Teachers can also use programs to track student progress. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Internet and Reading Instruction <ul><li>Computers allow students to create and share work. Some software allows them to create graphics and multimedia projects, while word processing facilitates writing projects. </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet allows information sharing through such resources as online research, personal web pages, and e-mail. Moreover, electronic references allow students to conduct research more easily and in new and different ways from traditional research. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Maryland Teacher Technology Standards </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mttsonline.org/standards/ </li></ul>MTTS Says We Are Responsible, Integrate to Educate !
  11. 11. <ul><li>Look at what we’re expecting students to know upon graduating from high school… </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForStudents/2007Standards/NETS_for_Students_2007.htm </li></ul>Our Teacher Expectations Must Exceed Student Expectations
  12. 12. Reading is Fundamental: <ul><li>Title 1 schools have Smartboards and wireless technology. </li></ul><ul><li>We must start with curriculum standards and frameworks that include the used of Internet related activities and computer usage by all students and staff members. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider “Curriculum Integration” vs. “Technology Integration.” </li></ul><ul><li>Our purpose of integration is to develop higher level skills necessary for students to meet the changes and challenges of the future. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Technologies For All <ul><li>Title 1 Schools shouldn’t be the only benefactors of Smartboards and other ‘new’ technologies, we should all be empowered to use even the simplistic of media to enhance reading skills. </li></ul><ul><li>All schools need to have access to similar or same technologies in order to stay academically competitive with surrounding counties that coordinate with reading instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>If all schools had similar technologies, staff would be able to have more accessibility and interest to learn how to use such technologies. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Consider Assistive Technologies also, as a demand of quality professionalism should be developed to address all learning styles. </li></ul>Inclusion Needs
  15. 15. http://assistivetechnologygroup.org/technology.image.jpg
  16. 16. Simple Activities That Will Enhance Reading <ul><li>Web quests </li></ul><ul><li>Filamentality </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkquests </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommuting Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Global Cultural Awareness Activities </li></ul>
  17. 17. Webquests <ul><li>Give inquiry-oriented activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Most, if not all of the information used by the learners is accessed from the Web. </li></ul><ul><li>Main focus is on using information the teacher has gathered, rather than doing the searching. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports thinking at levels of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/webquest/webquest.html </li></ul>
  18. 18. Filamentality <ul><li>Treasure Hunt: Links to information with a specific question for each resource. Includes a culminating “Big Question.” </li></ul><ul><li>www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/BHM/hunt.html </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Sampler: Small number of web sites built around a main topic. Each presents an activity and requires the student to give their perspective on topic. </li></ul><ul><li>www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/China/sampler/html </li></ul>
  19. 19. Multimedia Presentations <ul><li>Students use technology to present the results of a research project or activity. </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Creating web page </li></ul><ul><li>Smartboard lessons/Notebook projects </li></ul><ul><li>Digital video </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Students in Grades 4-12 collaborate to research a topic in science, math, literature, social science or the arts </li></ul><ul><li>Participants from over 100 nations </li></ul><ul><li>http://library.thingquest.org/20901/ </li></ul>Thinkquests
  21. 21. Telecommuting Projects <ul><li>Keypals or E-Pals </li></ul><ul><li>Telementoring </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel Problem-solving </li></ul><ul><li>Information Exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Database Creation </li></ul>
  22. 22. Using Technology and Reading Instruction <ul><li>Promotes: </li></ul><ul><li>Professional and student academic growth, allowing collaboration with colleagues and appropriate others. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication, using appropriate verbal and non-verbal techniques to communicate effectively with students, parents, and appropriate others. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading skills, such as before, during, after reading skills, reading to be informed, and research skills. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Final Words <ul><li>“ Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. ” Benjamin Disraeli </li></ul><ul><li>Learn, experience, teach, and learn more. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Teach your children well…” CSN </li></ul>
  24. 24. Reading can be successfully infused with technology lessons to enhance the reading and learning experience cross curriculum.
  25. 25. QUESTIONS and COMMENTS

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