Supporting Literacy For Free

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Supporting Literacy For Free

  1. 1. Presenter: Nadiya Destiny Group: Agape Learning http://agapelearning.net Supporting Literacy for Free
  2. 2. What We Will Discuss <ul><li>Student Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to Use Technology to Support Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Free Literacy Support Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Literacy Mash-Ups </li></ul><ul><li>Agape Learning and How We Can Help </li></ul>
  3. 3. Student Examples <ul><li>Excerpts from an article in the March/April 2008 “Learning & Leading with Technology” </li></ul><ul><li>Two students and their lives before and after technology supports </li></ul><ul><li>Simple ways to support literacy development </li></ul><ul><li>Cole, Jeannie. “Technology Support.” Learning and Leading with Technology. March/April 2008. pgs 31-32. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Jonia </li></ul><ul><li>Her Classmates </li></ul><ul><li>Struggling to read a first grade primer </li></ul><ul><li>Attends tutoring sessions after school </li></ul><ul><li>Works for hours on 15 minute homework with tears </li></ul><ul><li>Takes a long time to finish seatwork so she is unable to participate in hands on tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Classmates are reading popular novels </li></ul><ul><li>Classmates are finished seatwork and working on hands on tasks </li></ul>Jonia Before Technology Supports
  5. 5. <ul><li>Classroom Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Support </li></ul><ul><li>Silent Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Center </li></ul><ul><li>Science Class </li></ul><ul><li>Match Class </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Book on CD </li></ul><ul><li>E-Books with Microsoft Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Pen II </li></ul><ul><li>Java Applets </li></ul><ul><li>Scanning Software – USB Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Word text-to-speech </li></ul><ul><li>Game Goo </li></ul>Jonia’s Technology Supports
  6. 6. Pablo Before Technology Supports <ul><li>Falling behind in his ninth-grade courses </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to work on multiple projects and tests – doesn’t know where to start </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t concentrate on long lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Reads on a fifth grade level </li></ul><ul><li>Isn’t finishing homework </li></ul><ul><li>Struggles with textbook lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Attends tutorial and an academic strategies courses </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pablo After Technology Supports <ul><li>Biology Homework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listens to lesson on MP3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbooks chapters on USB Drive as MP3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept mapping software to compare and contrast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrates paper through speech recognition software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Notice about an assignment through cell phones – notes it on handheld </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listens to Book on CD while running </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attention increase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game to increase attention </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Science Concept </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Animation on computer </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Ways to Support Literacy <ul><li>Text-to-Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Text-to-MP3 </li></ul><ul><li>Speech-to-Text </li></ul><ul><li>E-Books </li></ul><ul><li>Research Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Other Tools </li></ul>
  9. 9. Text-to-Speech <ul><li>Adobe Acrobat Reader with Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Reader with Text-to-Speech Engine </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Reader Free Version </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox Browser V2 with CLiCK, Speak </li></ul><ul><li>ReadPlease </li></ul><ul><li>Expressivo </li></ul><ul><li>Free TTS </li></ul><ul><li>Festival Speech Synthesis </li></ul><ul><li>Gnuspeech </li></ul>
  10. 10. Text-to-MP3 <ul><li>Spoken Text </li></ul><ul><li>Free Text Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Voz Me </li></ul>
  11. 11. Speech-to-Text <ul><li>Jott </li></ul><ul><li>Express Scribe </li></ul><ul><li>E-speaking </li></ul><ul><li>IBM Via Voice </li></ul>
  12. 12. Free E-Books <ul><li>Free E-Books.net </li></ul><ul><li>Project Gutenberg </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Reader Catalog of E-books </li></ul><ul><li>ManyBooks.net </li></ul><ul><li>Fictionwise – some pay, some free </li></ul><ul><li>Wowio </li></ul><ul><li>Planet E-book </li></ul><ul><li>Lit2Go </li></ul><ul><li>Silly Books </li></ul>
  13. 13. Research Tools <ul><li>Taking Notes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Notebook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Airset </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Word Processors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM Lotus Symphony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Concept Mapping Software <ul><li>Bubblus </li></ul><ul><li>Gliffy </li></ul><ul><li>Freemind </li></ul><ul><li>VUE </li></ul>
  15. 15. Other Tools <ul><li>Mapping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wayfaring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ghotit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Merriam Webster Firefox Extension </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GraphCalc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On-Screen Keyboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click-N-Type </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Switching Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SENSwitcher </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Literacy Support Mash-Ups <ul><li>Google Docs + Firefox CLiCK, Speak Extension = Documents Read Aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Reader + IBM Lotus = Documents Read Aloud </li></ul><ul><li>E-Books + Adobe PDF Reader = Books Read Aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox + Google Notebook = Notes Taken and Kept in One Place </li></ul><ul><li>Bubblus +Firefox + CLiCK, Speak = Concept Mapping Read Aloud </li></ul>
  17. 17. Agape Learning – How We Can Help <ul><li>Consulting – help you find the tools you need </li></ul><ul><li>Training – teach you to use the tools you need </li></ul><ul><li>Not just in SL, but in RL as well </li></ul><ul><li>http://agapelearning.net </li></ul><ul><li>Booth at the Dreams Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Location in Second Life </li></ul>
  18. 18. Questions and Answers
  19. 19. <ul><li>THANK YOU FOR COMING TO OUR PRESENTATION! WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU! </li></ul>Thank You

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