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This presentation explores the ways in which we are using technology (computers and iPads) to strengthen student learning in reading and writing.

This presentation explores the ways in which we are using technology (computers and iPads) to strengthen student learning in reading and writing.
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  • Audience Check:K-5, 6-8, 9-12, tech folks
  • Just a little background about our program and its goals
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  • Developing Literacy through Technology: Multi-Media Applications & Projects
    Sally Anderson, Grade 4 Teacher
    Phil Brady, Instructional Technology Coach
    Hood River County SD
  • Technology Rich Classrooms
    Student focus
    All students
    BUT ESPECIALLY
    EL students
    Instructional focus: Improved Literacy Skills
    Reading
    AND
    Writing
    Content Area Classes
    Language Arts
    Math
    Social Studies
    Science
    Technology Rich Classrooms
    2-1 MacBooks +
  • Reading Framework (National Reading Panel)
    Phonemic Awareness
    Letter-Sound Correspondence (Phonetic Awareness)
    Fluency
    Vocabulary
    Comprehension
  • Reading: Fluency
    Key Requirements
    Repeated readings
    Appropriate reading levels
    Fluency
    Instructional Contexts
    Cold and Hot reads (on daily, weekly or bi-weekly basis)
    Oral reading of passage and scripts for BookStormersProject & Lit Circles
    Apps
    GarageBand or Audacity
    Inspiration (1-minute limit)
    iPadrecording apps: AudioMemos
    PowerPoint (2-minute limit)
  • Assignment 2 passage picker Alex
    Page 46 paragraph 6 I picked this paragraph because of how it describes it.
  • Reading: Vocabulary (English and Spanish)
    Word meanings, pronunciation(s), synonyms
    Entries about new or challenging words (lit circle)
    Vocabulary games and quizzes
    “Clarification” in Reciprocal Teaching
    Apps
    Edmodo
    iChat
    Quizlet
    Flashcards (iPad),
    WordSmyth.net
    Classroom.tools: Arcade
  • Reading: ComprehensionLiterary Text
    Comprehension
    Literature
    Questioner and Summarizer in Lit Circles (across school project)
    Student responses to teacher prompts (in-house classroom work)
    Continuum of questioning: noting details, basic comprehension, inference, analysis, and creation
    Longer response (more creative) each week
    Scholastic Reading Counts
    Apps
    Edmodo
    Ichat
    PhotoBooth movies (Discussion Leader’s questions)
  • Summarizer
  • Reading: Comprehension
    Informational Text
    Social Studies & Science (and Reading themes)
    Note-taking: Main Idea and Detail (from post-reading Semantic Map in SMART)
    Summary statements (“This passage told me that . . .” from RT)
    in Explorers and Planets units
    NewsCasts
    Apps
    Sticky Notes
    Inspiration
    GarageBand
  • Writing--Fluency
    Fluency: Increased and regular “use” of writing for frequent tasks
    Blogs for literature responses
    Scripts for all podcasts and multi-media projects:
    Science: experiment for scientific inquiry work sample
    literature: Bookstormers; responses to readings in edmodo (as attachments if long)
    class and school news,
    Spanish (culminating project for reading units): includes Word Art, Pictures; multi-paragraph essay
    Scripts for PowerPoint projects in reading, science, and social studies
    Apps
    Microsoft Word
    Edmodo
    GarageBand & iMovie
    P & P
  • Writing—Authentic tasks for real audiences
    Bookstormers for peers (both within and across schools)
    Science Reports
    Buddy Notes
    Basketball team with grade 5
    1st grade companeros
    GarageBand podcast
  • Writing—Process Approach
    Process Approach
    Brainstorming and Planning (P & P; Inspiration)
    Rough draft
    Revising: peer and color coding
    Editing (using language resources, and then to teacher edit)
    Publishing (make revisions and print on wall)
  • Writing—the Traits
    Ideas & Content
    Research in leveled text:
    Twurdy and Google
    Symbaloo
    Organization
    Inspiration (or other graphic organizers)
    Evernote(comp and i-devices), MoesNotePad
    Voice
    Recording apps on MacBook, iPad, and iTouch
    Sentence Fluency
    Sentence Builder/Story Buiilder on iPad
    Word Choice
    WordSmyth.org
    Conventions
    Spell and Grammar Checks
  • Writing—Study Skills
    Note-taking (Study Skills/Comprehension)
    Sticky Notes
    Word
    iPad apps (Evernote, MoesNotes)
    Adding notes to Inspiration as they read
    Audio Recording: I learned that . . .
  • Writing--Four
    Speech-to-text
    Dragon Dictation (iPad)
  • Keyboarding
    Key to using technology effectively
  • Reflection
    What is one new way in which you could further enrich the literacy skills of your students through the use of technology?
    What is one application that we haven’t mentioned that you use to support literacy learning?
    Phil.brady@hoodriver.k12.or.us
    Sally.anderson@hoodriver.k12.or.us