Integrating Technology in
to Adult Education
NELL ECKERSLEY
LITERACY ASSISTANCE CENTER
NEW YORK CITY
Introductions
• How are you using Technology?
• In your life?
• In your work?
• How has it changed?
2
http://slidesha.re/1...
Agenda
• Why is technology important for instruction
and learning?
• How do you approach integrating
technology?
• What to...
Why is technology important
for instruction and learning?
4
http://slidesha.re/1eVIM1f
5
Why Include Technology?
• 21st Century Employment Skills
• Makes tasks authentic & challenging
• More young people enterin...
Have you ever taken a test on a
computer?
• TABE Online tutorial
http://learnoas.ctb.com/TABE/introfixed.html
• New GED tu...
Skills for Computer Based Testing
• Keyboarding
• Navigating with a mouse
• Reading on a screen
• Reading authentic texts
...
How do you approach
integrating technology?
9
Integrating Technology
How do you include technology in your practice?
• Find a tool and figure out how to use it with you...
POST Method
• P is People. Know the capabilities of your audience. Know
what scaffolding they’ll need.
• O is objectives. ...
12
http://www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/
Blooms Digital Taxonomy Pyramid
http://www.usi.edu/distance/bdt.htm 13
http://www.unity.net.au/allansportfolio/edublog/?p=324
SAMR and
Blooms
Taxonomy
14
Webb’s
Depth of
Knowledge
15
16
Exercise: SAMR Examples
• Go to
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/08/s
amr-model-explained-through-examples.html
and...
What tools can you use to
integrate technology?
18
19
Internet Access
• EveryoneOn: Internet service as low as $10 a
month, low-cost computers, and free digital
literacy cou...
Webb’s Depth of Knowledge and
Technology Tools
• http://instructionaltech.browardschools.com
/online-resources/technology-...
21
Resources
• https://lincs.ed.gov/courses
• LINCS Community
https://community.lincs.ed.gov/group/technology-and-learning
22
Resources
• Computer Literacy Skills
• Basic Computer Skills Curriculum: http://spclc.org/curricula-
resources/computer...
Resources
• Internet Skills
• Internet 101: http://www.internet101.org/
• Microsoft Software Skills
• Microsoft PowerPoint...
Keyboarding: TypingWeb.com
• Free online typing tutor & keyboarding
tutorial for typists of all skill levels
• Includes en...
25
http://www.typingweb.com/
• Obama Administration Initiative
• Advancement of digital literacy across all age groups
and stages of learning
• Organiz...
http://www.digitalliteracy.gov/content/educator
27
Computers Skills for Everyday Life
• Medical forms
• http://www.inova.org/patient-and-visitor-
information/patient-forms.j...
http://infographicsearch.com/evolution-how-job-application-came-into-real-
internet-online-world-infographic/#.U0YUrfkxUmE...
Computers Skills for Everyday Life
• YouTube reviews
• Amazon reviews
•http://www.tv.com/
•eBay reviews
30
Computers Skills for Everyday Life
• Online banking
• Online bill paying
• Libraries online
• Shopping online
• Reading on...
Tools
• Gmail accounts
• Usernames
• Passwords
• Google Drive https://drive.google.com
• Evernote http://evernote.com/
• D...
Examples
• Google Drive Exercise
• https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FcAldmeO
C_72jtus3-
2cuThO5oxJJuJH8BmmHIPUh3o/edit?...
Examples
• Integrating Mobile Technology in Adult Education
Weebly
• http://nelightful.weebly.com/
• Web Resources for Soc...
Exercise
1. Look at any two tools/examples from slides
14 & 15
2. List at least 5 ways they are different or
similar
3. De...
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  1. 1. Integrating Technology in to Adult Education NELL ECKERSLEY LITERACY ASSISTANCE CENTER NEW YORK CITY
  2. 2. Introductions • How are you using Technology? • In your life? • In your work? • How has it changed? 2 http://slidesha.re/1eVIM1f
  3. 3. Agenda • Why is technology important for instruction and learning? • How do you approach integrating technology? • What tools can you use to integrate technology? 3 http://slidesha.re/1eVIM1f
  4. 4. Why is technology important for instruction and learning? 4 http://slidesha.re/1eVIM1f
  5. 5. 5
  6. 6. Why Include Technology? • 21st Century Employment Skills • Makes tasks authentic & challenging • More young people entering adult education classes • Support the diverse needs of adult learners including family digital literacy • Real life experience • Extends time devoted project • Supports collaborative work • Inexpensive, multiplatform • Help break down the digital divide • Computer based testing (GED2014) 6 6
  7. 7. Have you ever taken a test on a computer? • TABE Online tutorial http://learnoas.ctb.com/TABE/introfixed.html • New GED tutorial http://www.gedtestingservice.com/GEDTS%2 0Tutorial.html 7
  8. 8. Skills for Computer Based Testing • Keyboarding • Navigating with a mouse • Reading on a screen • Reading authentic texts • Following directions • Common internet layouts • Common internet vocabulary 8
  9. 9. How do you approach integrating technology? 9
  10. 10. Integrating Technology How do you include technology in your practice? • Find a tool and figure out how to use it with your students/staff • Think about what you already do with your students/staff and then how technology could deepen or expand on the lesson (POST) • Think of a challenging task and how technology might help 10 10
  11. 11. POST Method • P is People. Know the capabilities of your audience. Know what scaffolding they’ll need. • O is objectives. Pick one. Decide on your objective before you decide on a technology. Then figure out how you will measure it. • S is Strategy. Figure out what will be different after you're done. Imagine you succeed. How will things be different afterwards? Imagine the endpoint and you'll know where to begin. • T is Technology. A community. A wiki. A blog or a hundred blogs. Once you know your people, objectives, and strategy, then you can decide with confidence. 11 The POST Method: A systematic approach to social strategy by Josh Bernoff
  12. 12. 12 http://www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/
  13. 13. Blooms Digital Taxonomy Pyramid http://www.usi.edu/distance/bdt.htm 13
  14. 14. http://www.unity.net.au/allansportfolio/edublog/?p=324 SAMR and Blooms Taxonomy 14
  15. 15. Webb’s Depth of Knowledge 15
  16. 16. 16
  17. 17. Exercise: SAMR Examples • Go to http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/08/s amr-model-explained-through-examples.html and review the prezi: • Think of a lesson you currently do that could fit technology integration well. Apply SAMR and write up the 17
  18. 18. What tools can you use to integrate technology? 18
  19. 19. 19 Internet Access • EveryoneOn: Internet service as low as $10 a month, low-cost computers, and free digital literacy courses • http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/ovae/2014/04/09/ octae-is-working-to-get-everyone-on/ • http://www.everyoneon.org/adulted
  20. 20. Webb’s Depth of Knowledge and Technology Tools • http://instructionaltech.browardschools.com /online-resources/technology-and-webbs- depth-of-knowledge/ • http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/Findi ng+the+Right+Tool 20
  21. 21. 21 Resources • https://lincs.ed.gov/courses • LINCS Community https://community.lincs.ed.gov/group/technology-and-learning
  22. 22. 22 Resources • Computer Literacy Skills • Basic Computer Skills Curriculum: http://spclc.org/curricula- resources/computer-curriculum • Computer Literacy Instructional Resources: http://mnliteracy.org/educators/adult/technology/co mputer-skills • Keyboard skills: http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/ • Mouse Skills: http://www.seniornet.org/howto/mouseexercises/mousep ractice.html • Northstar Basic Computer Skills Assessment: http://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/index.php
  23. 23. Resources • Internet Skills • Internet 101: http://www.internet101.org/ • Microsoft Software Skills • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/powerpoint2 010 • Microsoft Publisher 2010 for Beginners: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/publisher201 0 • Microsoft Word 2010 for Beginners: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/word2010 23
  24. 24. Keyboarding: TypingWeb.com • Free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels • Includes entertaining typing games, typing tests, and free official typing certification • Has a Teacher Portal where you can track students' work 24
  25. 25. 25 http://www.typingweb.com/
  26. 26. • Obama Administration Initiative • Advancement of digital literacy across all age groups and stages of learning • Organizes content conveniently • Enables valuable discussion and collaboration among users • Elevates best practices to improve the quality of digital literacy offerings • Share your content & ideas 26
  27. 27. http://www.digitalliteracy.gov/content/educator 27
  28. 28. Computers Skills for Everyday Life • Medical forms • http://www.inova.org/patient-and-visitor- information/patient-forms.jsp • Job applications • http://www.macysjobs.com/Apply (complex) • http://www.bkcareers.com/ (easier) 28
  29. 29. http://infographicsearch.com/evolution-how-job-application-came-into-real- internet-online-world-infographic/#.U0YUrfkxUmE 29
  30. 30. Computers Skills for Everyday Life • YouTube reviews • Amazon reviews •http://www.tv.com/ •eBay reviews 30
  31. 31. Computers Skills for Everyday Life • Online banking • Online bill paying • Libraries online • Shopping online • Reading on a screen • Reading and writing emails 31
  32. 32. Tools • Gmail accounts • Usernames • Passwords • Google Drive https://drive.google.com • Evernote http://evernote.com/ • DropBox https://www.dropbox.com/en/ • Weebly http://www.weebly.com/ • Smore https://www.smore.com • Padlet http://padlet.com/ 32
  33. 33. Examples • Google Drive Exercise • https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FcAldmeO C_72jtus3- 2cuThO5oxJJuJH8BmmHIPUh3o/edit?usp=sharing • http://bit.ly/Tech4AdultEd • Personal note taking using Evernote (tablets) • Integrating Technology DropBox folder • https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nopvanhrypmlcko/q Y8ZWNc5yt • http://bit.ly/ITAEDropbox 33
  34. 34. Examples • Integrating Mobile Technology in Adult Education Weebly • http://nelightful.weebly.com/ • Web Resources for Social Studies • https://www.smore.com/cngd • Integrating Web based resources into Social Studies Instruction Padlet • http://padlet.com/wall/d4esdy2yf 34
  35. 35. Exercise 1. Look at any two tools/examples from slides 14 & 15 2. List at least 5 ways they are different or similar 3. Describe how one or both could be used to help your students practice for the GED 4. How could you integrate this tool into your teaching? 5. Share with your neighbor 35
  36. 36. 36 My contact information Nell Eckersley • NellE@lacnyc.org • @LACNYCNell • http://nelightful.weebly.com/ • LINCS Community Technology & Learning Group https://community.lincs.ed.gov/

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