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Sheltered instruction technology integration plan for kindergarten

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Sheltered instruction technology integration plan for kindergarten

  1. 1. Sheltered Instruction Technology Integration Plan for Kindergarten April D. Wells SEI/503 – Advanced Structured English Immersion Methods Professor Susana Turowski June 20, 2016
  2. 2. Introduction This presentation will help explain the importance of integrating technology into sheltered instruction. It will also explore different classroom scenarios where the featured tools and technologies could be used to support English language learners. The presentation will help committee members learn how technology can:  Aide in demonstrating a concept, skill, or strategy  Provide feedback for student development  Help students build their vocabulary
  3. 3. The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) and Sheltered Instruction  The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) is a scientifically validated model of sheltered instruction designed to make grade-level academic content understandable for English learners while at the same time developing their English language (Echevarria, et al., 2013).  Sheltered Instruction is a means for making content comprehensible for English learners while they are developing English proficiency (Echevarria, et al., 2013).
  4. 4. Technology Technology is viewed as an activity that changes or forms culture. Technology integration in the classroom can be used to promote student involvement in their learning (Gonzalez, et al., 2006). When technology tools ae effectively integrated into the curriculum, they can help extend learning by: • Accessing primary source materials that are up-to-date • Creating ways for students and teachers to collaborate • Using text, images, and sound to express understanding • Customizing and individualizing curriculum • Promoting cooperative group work
  5. 5. Technology Tools for Concept, Skills, and Strategies Sight Words – a free website resource that includes flashcards and games that allows teachers to add their own voice to games and activities. It is designed to be shared by the teacher and student working together. Starfall – has free resources that is suitable for individualized development of concept, reading, and learning skills and strategies. The website is accompanied by audio and illustrations where students can listen to audio lessons, read along to stories, or play challenging and strategic games. Classroom Technology Needed: Computers and Tablets
  6. 6. Classroom Scenario One
  7. 7. Classroom Scenario One Scenario: English language students in a kindergarten class are having difficulties following along with their reading assignments and displaying concepts, skills, and strategies that is used in their class by other students. Solution: Teachers can use the Starfall and Sight Words apps and websites on either a computer or a tablet to allow students to listen to or read stories that are in their native language. Students can even practice their concept skills and strategies by playing games or taking practice quizzes that the website and app offers.
  8. 8. Technology Tools That Helps Students Build Their Vocabulary Learn English Kids – allows students to match written words to images to test key vocabulary and additional lessons that can be purchased by teachers. KinderSite – a website designed for kindergarten age children and English language learners that features fun and interactive games that comes in different languages. The website featured a EuroLib that teachers can use to display vocabulary in different languages that is used to motivate early language learners. Classroom Technology Needed: Computers and Tablets
  9. 9. Classroom Scenario Two
  10. 10. Classroom Scenario Two Scenario: English language students in a kindergarten class are having problems with their vocabulary words each week. Their main problem is that they are only familiar with a few letters of the alphabet. Solution: Teachers can use the KinderSite and Learn English Kids app that allows students to view their vocabulary words in different languages. The students will learn how to spell and pronunciate their words in the English language.
  11. 11. Technology Tools That Provides Feedback For Student Development Learn English Kids – a website that allows teachers to create quizzes based off of games that are fun for students, but gives valuable information to teachers to enable them to give adequate feedback. Blackboard – a website where teachers can create quizzes for kindergarten students and receive instant results and displays students’ weaknesses. Classroom Technology Needed: Computers, Tablets, and Podcasts Computer-Assisted Pronunciation Training (CAPT) – a technology tool that uses Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) software to record and later evaluate students’ individual pronunciation and provide feedback and modified instructional scaffolding.
  12. 12. Classroom Scenario Three
  13. 13. Classroom Scenario Three Scenario: English language students in a kindergarten class are instructed to take reading and vocabulary quizzes. Once they complete their assignments, the teacher will make corrections and provide necessary feedback to students. Solution: Teachers can use the Blackboard, Spelling City, or CAPT software to view their students’ weaknesses, make corrections to their quizzes, and give ELLs adequate feedback that can be used for the student’s academic achievements and/or for parent and teacher conferences.
  14. 14. Conclusion The previous scenarios featured in this presentation showed the importance of using technology in sheltered instruction. It allows English language learners to be able to grasp concepts better and be able to make positive connections. The technology featured included audio devices visuals, multimedia usage, and software. All seven technology tools recommended in the presentation not only assists English language learners succeed, but they can also be used to support the SIOP Model.
  15. 15. References  Echevarria, J.J., Vogt, M., & Short, D.J. (2013). Making content comprehensible for English learners: The SIOP ® model (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.  Gonzalez, V., Yawkey, T.D., & Minaya-Rowe, L. (2006). English-as-a-second-language (ESL) teaching and learning: Pre-K-12 classroom applications for students’ academic achievement and development. Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.  How to Integrate Technology with Teaching to ELL Students. (2016). Retrieved from http://education.cu-Portland.edu/blog/tech-ed/how-to-integrate-technology-with -teaching-ell-students/

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