iPad-tastic Vocabulary

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iPad-tastic Vocabulary

  1. 1. iPad-tastic Vocabulary
  2. 2. Reading is... ...the product of decoding (the ability to read words on a page) and comprehending language (understanding those words). words).
  3. 3. Good Vocabulary Instruction “Good vocabulary instruction helps children gain ownership of words, instead of just learning words well enough to pass a test. Good vocabulary instruction provides multiple exposures through rich and varied activities to meaningful information about the word.” (Stahl & Kapinus, 2001, p. 14)
  4. 4. Steps for Explicit Vocabulary Instruction Vocabulary Instruction 1. Have students say the word. 2. Provide a definition of the word, using student-friendly explanations and visuals. 3. Have students discuss what is known about the word. 4. Provide examples and non-examples of the word. 5. Engage in deep-processing activities by asking questions, using graphic organizers, or having students act out the word. 6. Provide scaffolds so that students can create powerful sentences with the new word. (August et al., 2005; Vaughn & Linan-Thompson, 2004)
  5. 5. Educreations “I Do” (Vocabulary Word: CIRCLE)
  6. 6. Educreations “We Do” (Vocabulary Word: SQUARE)
  7. 7. Educreations Brainstorming: What are some other ways you can use Educreations to provide varied vocabulary instruction?
  8. 8. Educreations “You Do” (Bring Your Ideas to Life!)
  9. 9. Let’s Share!
  10. 10. Additional Creation Apps Animoto Popplet Lite Skitch iPad Camera (Video)
  11. 11. Resources karenbalbier.weebly.com EPISD TV Studio on YouTube- What’s Appening
  12. 12. Connect With Us! Karen Wright-Balbier klwright@episd.org @kbalbier Michelle Wagoner mdwagone@episd.org @michelle925 How did we do? http://tinyurl.com/ipadtasticeval

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