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  • LIA – education technology certification
  • Budget for software, licensing fees, trained staff, virus protection, etc CDE – education technology certification
  • So important to know how to type letters and numbers
  • Addressing multiple learning styles, dragging is a good computer mouse skill
  • Prepositions are always a challenge.
  • Prepositions are always a challenge.
  • 2. This is technologies solution to what you already do with a whiteboard or pieces of paper. . Color and font make the activity more interesting. Create organizers for your own unique situation.
  • Color and shapes make things more interesting
  • Organizing ides – good introduction for paragraph writing
  • Mouse control – Simple text boxes
  • Text boxes with a little color
  • Create your own template and save it
  • Create your own template and save it
  • Lots of websites and ideas
  • Get the learners permission to share their email address. May also blog
  • Directions are always challenging. Directions are on the CASAS test. It’s a great life skill as well. Lots of applications
  • There are so many ideas for using pictures. Clipart or the Internet is another place to find pictures.
  • Keep in mind the learners familiarity with the keyboard
  • 4. Be creative
  • Tips for teachers, Vocabulary quizzes
  • Great site for listening. It has comprehension questions as well as other activities.
  • Lets you read the story while you listen. Under the resource tab on the homepage, you can look at their resources as well. Lots of interesting websites.
  • .7 reading level
  • Read for fun, or use the charts to keep track of timed reading, vocabulary
  • From the resources pages on Marshall Adult Education – links to other sites. Great references for GED, free software, teacher resources, computer training
  • Teachers club is free – all you need is email – lots of grammar, vocabulary, reading, teacher development
  • This page had more phrases such as go jogging, read the newspaper, listen to the radio, and is photocopiable
  • Work smarter – not harder
  • It’s nice to hear what you’re doing is a good practice.
  • Use the tabs at the top of the website, or to find more specific information, use the Search button and click Go . The results are coded to let you know if it are more appropriate for K-12, adult education, community college, etc. The results also let you know about the type of lesson. It could be reference material, a lesson, an activity, or a worksheet. Each course takes from 45 to 90 minutes .
  • The results let you know if they are an activity,
  • 5 Ideas

    1. 1. 5 Ideas to Connect the Computer to your Instruction Sherri Durman ESL Computer lab teacher, McLain Community School [email_address]
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Comments, Sharing ideas </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Why teach computer skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Bridges technology gap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family literacy (children learn in school) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self paced activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family, long distance communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learners become empowered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CDE (LIA and PDAG) </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. The Ideal <ul><li>A computer for every student </li></ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Computer class time </li></ul><ul><li>Prompt tech support </li></ul><ul><li>Technology current with LIA and PDAG requirements </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Reality <ul><li>No or limited Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Few computers or ones that aren’t compatible </li></ul><ul><li>No or limited budget </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-date equipment/software </li></ul><ul><li>Low priority from tech support </li></ul>
    6. 6. 1. Ideas for Beginners to Intermediate– no Internet access <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colors, shapes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mouse control </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. 1. Ideas for Beginners to Intermediate– no Internet access <ul><li>Identify letters and numbers on the keyboard – upper and lower case </li></ul><ul><li>Open Microsoft Word or another word processing application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Type your name and address, phone number etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Power Point using clip art </li></ul>
    8. 8. Create basic shapes of various sizes using the drawing toolbar
    9. 9. Grammar <ul><li>Prepositions (next to, above, under, between, to the right of, below, next to, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Let the learner use and mouse and give instructions (verbal or written) such as ‘move the blue circle above the green box’ </li></ul>
    10. 10. Grammar <ul><li>Comparatives/Superlatives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The pink box is larger than the brown box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The green box is the largest box </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. 2. Create your own: <ul><li>Graphic Organizers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visually organize ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequence events or phrases </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Venn diagram Life in the US Life in your country What is the same
    13. 13. Brainstorm Plan an party Plan a Party Guests Food Decorations Entertainment
    14. 14. Sequence events or phrases by dragging them I was born in Colorado. My dad was a carpenter in Mexico. My brother was born when I was 5 years old.
    15. 15. Vocabulary kitchen A place to cook food bedroom A room for sleeping living room Where many people watch TV
    16. 16. Vocabulary Map Word Synonym Meaningful sentence Antonym Word form
    17. 17. Vocabulary Map Magnificent Wonderful The Taj Mahal in India is a magnificent building. Terrible Adjective
    18. 18. 3. Ideas for Beginners – with Internet access <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Email <ul><li>Set up email accounts such as gmail (Google or Yahoo) </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage email with your classroom as well as with you </li></ul><ul><li>Find a safe website, such as the tourism bureau and order a vacation guide </li></ul>
    20. 20. Mapquest.com for directions <ul><li>Have the learner put in their address and the address of your school </li></ul><ul><li>Practice walking around the room following the directions such as ‘go straight’, ‘turn left’ </li></ul>
    21. 21. Pictures <ul><li>Find pictures with clip art or on the Internet and let the learner write or talk </li></ul>
    22. 22. Writing <ul><li>Word Processing skills: </li></ul>color Fonts Grammar and Spell Check Double Space
    23. 23. 4. Be creative when using websites <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Save time by using already created material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many sites offer handouts or teaching ideas, or links to other websites </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. ESL-lab.com Listening
    25. 25. ESL-Lab.com
    26. 26. esl-lab.com <ul><li>For this site, under ‘Term of Use’ Educators may: </li></ul><ul><li>Use the material online at educational institutions, either for individual or teacher-guided instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Make copies of a limited number of pages for specific activities </li></ul>
    27. 28. Marshall Adult Education
    28. 29. www.Marshalladulteducation.org
    29. 34. Publishers - Oxford University Press <ul><li>www.OUP.Com </li></ul>
    30. 35. Publishers - Oxford University Press
    31. 36. Google it! <ul><li>Present Perfect Grammar Exercises </li></ul>
    32. 37. 5. Maintain your own Professional Development <ul><li>A s adult educators, we are in the business of learning about ourselves, our students, our chosen fields, and our world. We are strength finders - team players and coaches striving to know more, help more. </li></ul>
    33. 38. Where to go? <ul><li>Conferences are a great place to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get new ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affirm what you’re already doing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul></ul>
    34. 39. What else to do? <ul><li>Free training on the Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinkfinity.org </li></ul></ul>
    35. 40. Thinkfinity.org <ul><li>Search information by topic such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Principles of Adult Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with English language learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteering in ESL Programs </li></ul></ul>
    36. 41. Colorado Dept. of Ed (CDE) <ul><li>Colorado Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>www.cde.state.co.us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to Professional Development Resource Bank </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.coloradoadulted.org/ techbeat/techbeat.htm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help with technology </li></ul></ul>Where to go?
    37. 42. Useful websites <ul><li>Listening - www.esl-lab.com – </li></ul><ul><li>Reading - www.marshalladulteducation.org – </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard - www.bbc.co.uk /schools/typing - </li></ul><ul><li>Mouse - www.ckls.org/~crippel/computerlab / </li></ul><ul><li>tutorials/mouse/page1.html – </li></ul><ul><li>Many activities - A4esl.org </li></ul>
    38. 43. Your turn