Supplementing Literacy Through Technology in Elementary Educational Enrichment ProgramsPresentation Transcript
Supporting literacy through technology Elementary Enrichment Programs
Abstract Supplementing a student’s education, using a combination of literacy and technology, is the basis for this elementary enrichment program. Students will be offered a challenging and exploratory project whereby they will act as junior authors and compose, narrate and illustrate a book using the most up to date technology available.
Is there a need for these programs? YES Currently, there are no programs for gifted/talented and/or high achieving students in this school The K-3 students accessed the computer lab less than three times for the whole 2008/09 school year
Enrichmentprogram Increasing a students knowledge of technology can enhance learning, accelerate academics and understanding, and increase student interest Available grants: Verizon Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Apple Grant U.S. Federal and State Government Funds The Grant Foundation for Technology
Budget proposal Estimated Expenses: $26,398.00 Amt. requested from funds: -$23,500.00 Difference to be supplemented Through U.S. Federal & State Government Grants and School Budget: $2,898.00
Topic for program Junior Authors The students will create a story and turn it into a book, using technology for graphics and narration. Throughout this process, the students will develop a strong sense of reading and writing skills, as well as knowledge about the specific type of technology and/or software that they choose.
Literacy + Technology + Going hand in hand….the way of the future!
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