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Technology Integration in Adult ESL Instruction Available at ___________ [email_address] Carolina TESOL 2009, Adult Educat...
Outline <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Power and Impact of Technology  </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas for Integration </li>...
<ul><li>Communication & literacy skills  </li></ul><ul><li>Social & civic knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking sk...
Worker Parent Community Member Learner Role-relevant Curriculum
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 What is your technology  comfort  number?
Survey says…Tech Integration <ul><li>most challenging  … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prep time: research, choice, planning  </li...
Council for the Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL), 2009 Study The Power of Technology to Transform Adult Learning <ul><...
National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), 2008 Study Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills Required for Independent...
“ How has using computers helped you?” <ul><li>To  access community info  and news  </li></ul><ul><li>To  improve skills  ...
REEP instructional levels
“ How do you feel about using computers?”
REEPworld.org
Welcome to our  www orld http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSY
<ul><li>Literacy: (UNESCO) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use print...
Very. Cool. Tools. “ The research is pretty clear, technology-mediated learning is most efficiently done through authentic...
Web 1.0   vs.  Web 2.0 ? <ul><li>Slow </li></ul><ul><li>Text-based </li></ul><ul><li>Little choice </li></ul><ul><li>1:man...
How many Web 2.0 sites are there?
2007
2009
Wiki <ul><li>Community building </li></ul><ul><li>Learning space </li></ul><ul><li>Portal for elearning </li></ul><ul><ul>...
1st step: Type a URL in a browser.
Blog, Audioblog, Microblog <ul><li>Community building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussi...
Blogs  In Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI
Intermediate - Advanced
Blog   Posterous <ul><li>Send by email </li></ul><ul><li>Transfers media files </li></ul>
Worldle
 
 
Text analysis (interm-advanced)   Lesson Writer <ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciat...
Text-to-Speech Readers www.nytimes.com http://www.naturalreaders.com/
Web-based Reading 1-Click Answers “ compensation”
Google Apps
 
Audio     Music    Voice     Podcasts <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pr...
An Important Day in My Life My Swimming Test by Miguel http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendricksphotos/612211027/
Go inside the classroom. Digital Pics & PowerPoint
Audio <ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text summaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Audio    Voicethread http://voicethread.com/#u108201.b612882.i3444746 http://voicethread.com/#q+english.b332702.i2190023 ...
Audio    Voxopop http://www.voxopop.com/topic/2c399694-5445-4a84-9f0f-460ed5f60d50
Video <ul><li>Viewing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Targeted skills practice </li>...
Video    ESLVideo.com
Cell phones & Smartphones “ The mobile device will be the primary connection tool to the internet for most people in the w...
Cell phones Allowed! <ul><li>Google information </li></ul><ul><li>Audioblogs, Drop.io, Box.net, Voicethread  </li></ul><ul...
Google Information <ul><ul><li>goog411  (info – calling) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>466 453  (info – texting) </li></ul></ul>
Which tool(s) will you investigate? http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTQwODcyMDE4OQ
Beyond the One-day Workshop “ Viral Professional Development is emerging in education as a viable method of increasing tea...
 
Community of Practice
<ul><li>Purpose & Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored, convenient PD </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry-based teaching </li></ul>...
 
“ flexibly structured”
 
<ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul>exceeded my expectations!  *loved* collaborating and lesson sharing   ...
Online Discussion Groups
Curriculum Development
Personal Learning Networks
Conclusion <ul><li>The power of technology to support adult ESL and life skills instruction is profound </li></ul><ul><li>...
http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MjEzMjk2NTQyOQ
Technology Integration in Adult ESL Instruction materials available at ___________ [email_address] Carolina TESOL 2009 Mic...
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  1. 1. Technology Integration in Adult ESL Instruction Available at ___________ [email_address] Carolina TESOL 2009, Adult Education Michele Cona Arlington Education & Employment Program (REEP)
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Power and Impact of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas for Integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult ESL Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development of Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Communication & literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Social & civic knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Independent, lifelong learners </li></ul>Goals of the REEP Program technology integration
  4. 4. Worker Parent Community Member Learner Role-relevant Curriculum
  5. 5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 What is your technology comfort number?
  6. 6. Survey says…Tech Integration <ul><li>most challenging … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prep time: research, choice, planning  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ There’s so much to learn, it’s overwhelming.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multilevel student ability and comfort </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementing / managing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of tech resources  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Malfunctioning equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>most rewarding … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students' reactions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits to life skills instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes self-directed learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiated instruction: content & learning styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;break from routine&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;technology makes things easier...and it's more fun&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Council for the Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL), 2009 Study The Power of Technology to Transform Adult Learning <ul><li>Jobs require some education or training. </li></ul><ul><li>ICT (“digital”) literacy is seen as essential for employment. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to resources is limited. </li></ul><ul><li>Adults are highly motivated to gain ICT skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is important in everyday life. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology extends and enhances learning. </li></ul>
  8. 8. National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), 2008 Study Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills Required for Independent Online Learning <ul><li>“ No threshold” </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Real benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic learning environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connectivity and accessibility of content a challenge </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ How has using computers helped you?” <ul><li>To access community info and news </li></ul><ul><li>To improve skills and apply that to workplace computers </li></ul><ul><li>To stay connected to friends and family through email </li></ul><ul><li>To prepare for self-directed study </li></ul><ul><li>To practice skills specific to needs </li></ul><ul><li>Any recommendations? “Increase access to computers.” </li></ul>REEP Annual Survey, July 2009
  10. 10. REEP instructional levels
  11. 11. “ How do you feel about using computers?”
  12. 12. REEPworld.org
  13. 13. Welcome to our www orld http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSY
  14. 14. <ul><li>Literacy: (UNESCO) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use printed and written materials” </li></ul><ul><li>A continuum of learning to support an individual’s ability to achieve his/her goals and to participate fully in the wider society. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Literacy : Use of technology tools to enhance and extend one’s ability to achieve literacy goals. </li></ul>What does all this mean for “literacy?” Via: Growing Learners’ Skills Through Virtual Literacy, NIFL Discussion, August 2009 http://www.nifl.gov/lincs/discussions/professionaldevelopment/09onlinepartII_fulldiscussion.html#Defining_Virtual_Literacy
  15. 15. Very. Cool. Tools. “ The research is pretty clear, technology-mediated learning is most efficiently done through authentic, meaningful tasks and rarely in isolation.” ~ Heidi Silver-Paciulla via NIFL Disc. Listserv August 2009
  16. 16. Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0 ? <ul><li>Slow </li></ul><ul><li>Text-based </li></ul><ul><li>Little choice </li></ul><ul><li>1:many, top-down </li></ul><ul><li>Limited interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive software </li></ul><ul><li>Fast </li></ul><ul><li>Platform-based services </li></ul><ul><li>Rich media </li></ul><ul><li>Many:many, “democratization” </li></ul><ul><li>Social, shared, complex </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based apps </li></ul>
  17. 17. How many Web 2.0 sites are there?
  18. 18. 2007
  19. 19. 2009
  20. 20. Wiki <ul><li>Community building </li></ul><ul><li>Learning space </li></ul><ul><li>Portal for elearning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hyperlinked environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gadgets galore! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentation space </li></ul><ul><li>Participative Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative tool </li></ul>
  21. 21. 1st step: Type a URL in a browser.
  22. 22. Blog, Audioblog, Microblog <ul><li>Community building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Class, school news </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation space </li></ul><ul><li>Portal for elearning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hyperlinked environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gadgets galore! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative tool </li></ul>
  23. 23. Blogs In Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI
  24. 24. Intermediate - Advanced
  25. 25. Blog  Posterous <ul><li>Send by email </li></ul><ul><li>Transfers media files </li></ul>
  26. 26. Worldle
  27. 29. Text analysis (interm-advanced)  Lesson Writer <ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheets </li></ul>
  28. 30. Text-to-Speech Readers www.nytimes.com http://www.naturalreaders.com/
  29. 31. Web-based Reading 1-Click Answers “ compensation”
  30. 32. Google Apps
  31. 34. Audio  Music  Voice  Podcasts <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pronunciation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culminating Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Day/Week in review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrating presentations </li></ul></ul>
  32. 35. An Important Day in My Life My Swimming Test by Miguel http://www.flickr.com/photos/hendricksphotos/612211027/
  33. 36. Go inside the classroom. Digital Pics & PowerPoint
  34. 37. Audio <ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text summaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloze </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prompts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original dialogues </li></ul></ul>
  35. 38. Audio  Voicethread http://voicethread.com/#u108201.b612882.i3444746 http://voicethread.com/#q+english.b332702.i2190023 pronunciation http://voicethread.com/#q.b675289.i3573566
  36. 39. Audio  Voxopop http://www.voxopop.com/topic/2c399694-5445-4a84-9f0f-460ed5f60d50
  37. 40. Video <ul><li>Viewing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Targeted skills practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-level aid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eye Witness! Info gap </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prompts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Producing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storytelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project-based learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culminating assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase on blogs, wikis </li></ul></ul>
  38. 41. Video  ESLVideo.com
  39. 42. Cell phones & Smartphones “ The mobile device will be the primary connection tool to the internet for most people in the world in 2020.” ~ Pew Research Center December 2008
  40. 43. Cell phones Allowed! <ul><li>Google information </li></ul><ul><li>Audioblogs, Drop.io, Box.net, Voicethread </li></ul><ul><li>Texting </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Recording </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to the radio </li></ul><ul><li>Apps! Apps! Apps! </li></ul>
  41. 44. Google Information <ul><ul><li>goog411 (info – calling) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>466 453 (info – texting) </li></ul></ul>
  42. 45. Which tool(s) will you investigate? http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTQwODcyMDE4OQ
  43. 46. Beyond the One-day Workshop “ Viral Professional Development is emerging in education as a viable method of increasing teacher engagement and learning…and collaborating on a grassroots level.” ~ The Cool Cat Teacher Blog Blogpost, June 2008
  44. 48. Community of Practice
  45. 49. <ul><li>Purpose & Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored, convenient PD </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry-based teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Piloting online tools </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum development </li></ul><ul><li>Program Cohesion </li></ul>Online Reflective Practice Group
  46. 51. “ flexibly structured”
  47. 53. <ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul>exceeded my expectations! *loved* collaborating and lesson sharing wiki really brought people together I think my teaching really improved! good balance of individual reflection and group work
  48. 54. Online Discussion Groups
  49. 55. Curriculum Development
  50. 56. Personal Learning Networks
  51. 57. Conclusion <ul><li>The power of technology to support adult ESL and life skills instruction is profound </li></ul><ul><li>Effective integration depends on employment of instructional best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Online tools offer many benefits to professional development for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Make a plan, go slowly, reflect, and share </li></ul><ul><li>The time to expand your technology integration online is now ! </li></ul>
  52. 58. http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MjEzMjk2NTQyOQ
  53. 59. Technology Integration in Adult ESL Instruction materials available at ___________ [email_address] Carolina TESOL 2009 Michele Cona Arlington Education & Employment Program (REEP) Thank you!

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