Using Digital Notes & Webs in the English Classroom<br />CCIS Tech Showcase 2010<br />Lawrence School<br />Colleen Hotz <br />email@example.com<br />Domenic Iorillo<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />
Top Down Web Notes<br />Part of Key Three Routine (Comprehension Strategy Instruction)<br />Increases comprehension, main idea skills, vocabulary awareness<br />Shows visual grouping with organizational ease<br />Can color/shape code & use pictures to increase memory<br />
Inspiration Program<br />Computer program helps facilitate learning through graphic organizers<br />Has predesigned web templates for various activities/assignments (see examples)<br />Can make personal webs for individual needs<br />Helps students with spatial processing deficiencies create webs (see examples)<br />
Two Column Notes<br />Can provide blank template, partial notes (skeleton notes) or complete notes for struggling readers<br />Can be used for research or note taking during lectures<br />Using two columns, put main idea on the left and supporting information on the right (see examples)<br />
Top Down Web Quizzes<br />Helps students organize ideas while using alternate assessment techniques.<br />The Keys to Literacy, created by Joan Sedita, uses this research based method to help students learn through the scaffolding of knowledge.<br />Using Inspiration allows the teacher to give feedback directly on the web, which can then be saved directly to the student’s folder or email. <br />
Quizzes cont.<br />These alternative methods of testing help student’s sequential awareness as well as their verbal conceptualization. <br />Performing these tasks also help students with graphomotor deficiency (for example students with dysgraphia) thus “leveling the playing field” in the classroom.<br />
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