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  1. 1. Teresa Castellaw 4 th Grade Wittenburg t [email_address] With Digital Tools Goes 21 st Century Language Arts
  2. 2. Use Technology <ul><li>To enliven your literacy program </li></ul><ul><li>To motivate and engage students </li></ul><ul><li>To allow students more responsibility and accountability for their learning </li></ul><ul><li>To make your classroom more global </li></ul><ul><li>To make your life easier! </li></ul>
  3. 3. K-2 Language Arts <ul><li>http://www.wordle.net </li></ul>Ideas for Wordle: Spelling list, letter recognition, phonics practice, sentence order, etc.
  4. 4. Create Cartoons <ul><li>http://www.toondoo.com </li></ul>Use for digital storytelling with beginning readers and writers.
  5. 5. Read Aloud Software <ul><li>Read the Words </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome Library/ Talkster </li></ul><ul><li>These are just 2 sites I found with free downloads for read aloud. Use for reading student stories, spelling words, or information from any website. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Site for All!!! <ul><li>www.cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>This site has links for all kinds of digital tools </li></ul><ul><li>By category such as: presentation, collaborative, </li></ul><ul><li>Research, video, music, drawing, writing, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 3-5 Language Arts <ul><li>Bring stories to life on the web. There are a world of possibilities and many are FREE!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s look at some examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Legends and Folktales by country </li></ul><ul><li>Aesop's Fables read aloud (also fairy tales, poetry, famous authors, tongue twisters, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Pat Walsh’s Stories for Learning Use story telling to teach science and social studies’ lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Lit 2 Go Free collection of stories and poems in </li></ul><ul><li>Mp3 format. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Digital Storytelling <ul><li>Powerpoint is a great program but there are tons of other free software available. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are just a few: </li></ul><ul><li>Glogster ======== </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.wix.com </li></ul><ul><li>Photostory 3 (example) </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Thread </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ideas for Using Digital Tools in Language Arts <ul><li>Create a photo essay of an original story </li></ul><ul><li>Write in the perspective of the character as a journal entry </li></ul><ul><li>Create a news broadcast of the events of a story </li></ul><ul><li>Make a multimedia experience </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Famous/Infamous Storytellers: </li></ul><ul><li>Storyline online – Many famous celebrities doing </li></ul><ul><li>read aloud of popular children’s books. </li></ul><ul><li>BookHive – Wonderful storytellers </li></ul><ul><li>*Use as introduction for storytelling. Have students view examples and practice their own versions. </li></ul><ul><li>Book Trailers as Introduction for Book Talks </li></ul><ul><li>Book Trailers Students will see a very brief video like a movie </li></ul><ul><li>trailer about the book. </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube – search children’s book trailers – Tons of examples of student made videos as book trailers. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Voice Thread, Photostory 3, Glogster, Wix, etc. for </li></ul><ul><li>creating Book Trailers and Book Talks. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tools for Reader Support <ul><li>Word Wizard Easy template to create mini dictionary using any theme, book, or vocabulary level. </li></ul><ul><li>Into the Book Interactive activities with 8 </li></ul><ul><li>research based strategies. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Book Marking Site <ul><li>www.ikeepbookmarks.com </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of using “favorites” to </li></ul><ul><li>mark all your favorite websites, </li></ul><ul><li>use this site to organize and free </li></ul><ul><li>up space on your laptop. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Screen Capture Tool <ul><li>www.jing.com </li></ul><ul><li>If you’ve never used a screen capture tool, watch and learn. It can be used for so many useful things in the classroom. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Finally – The End <ul><li>This is the tip of the iceberg! </li></ul><ul><li>I have found tons more resources </li></ul><ul><li>but too little time to include. </li></ul><ul><li>Email me if you would like </li></ul><ul><li>additional resources or help with </li></ul><ul><li>any of the software presented </li></ul><ul><li>today. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for joining me! </li></ul>
  15. 15. CREDITS <ul><li>Gail Lovely (session at NCTIES) </li></ul><ul><li>Jing.com (screen captures) </li></ul>