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EDU 225 Course Project

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This presentation explores some of the issues and problems in the use of technology in teaching English and language arts, as well as strategies to make the use of technology in the classroom more effective.

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EDU 225 Course Project

  1. 1. Issues and Problems Teacher Responsibilities  Asnew technologies emerge, so does the need for new literacies.  Digital  Informational Literacy  Information overload
  2. 2. Issues and Problems Need for New Instructional Strategies  Higher level of instruction  Experience
  3. 3. Issues and Problems Challenges  Working with Diverse Learners Rich/Complex Classroom  Motivating Students to Read and Write Getting students to express themselves
  4. 4. Issues and ProblemsGrowth as Literacy Professionals and Leaders http://www.reading.org/general/CurrentResearch/St andards/ProfessionalStandards2010.aspx
  5. 5. Issues and Problems Controversy  QWERTY Keyboarding  Proper technique or basic familiarization?  Cursive Writing  Helps shape fine motor skills  Used in legal matters  Necessary to read historical documents
  6. 6. Technology Integration Strategies Word Fluency and Vocabulary Development  Phonemic Awareness is a fundamental skill  Online Practice Many websites to provide interactive practice http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom- resources/student-interactives/printing-press- 30036.html
  7. 7. Technology Integration Strategies Support Comprehension and Literacy Development  Support both traditional reading comprehension as well as emerging literacies  Encourage engaged reading with digital text  Support reading with software/portable devices
  8. 8. Technology Integration Strategies Support Writing Instruction Digital Publishing  ePals Global Community: http://www.epals.com  KidPub: http://www.kidpub.com  Bookworm: httP://www.bookworm-mag.com  WriteKids: http://writekids.tripod.com  Your Student News: http://www.yourstudentnews.com
  9. 9. Technology Integration Strategies Support for Literature Learning  Learning to read literature with a discerning, critical and appreciative eye.  Online texts of works whose copyrights have expired  Online access to author backgrounds  Literary analysis Why do we need Technology in the classroom  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ruMfRZWd 8o
  10. 10. Pedagogy Needs and Challenges Content Knowledge  More content than every before  New dimension to reading and comprehending text  Requiring an array of new skills for students and teachers.  Thetask of teaching these new skills falls primarily on English and Language Arts teachers.
  11. 11. PedagogyNeeds and Challenges Pedagogical Knowledge 1 in 4 children grow up not knowing how to read Increasing numbers of students who speak English as a 2nd or even 3rd language. Pedagogy Does Matter http://www.fno.org/sept03/pedagogy.html
  12. 12. Pedagogy Needs and Challenges English/Language ArtsTechnological Knowledge  Proficiency in the tools that help define literacy in this century.  Informed consumer of online sites that support instruction in all areas of English and language arts.
  13. 13. Strategies for Pedagogical Improvement Professional development  Conferences through the International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Technological knowledge  Workshops through the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Pedagogical knowledge  Taking that new knowledge and putting it to work in the classroom

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