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Instructional software Presentation

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Instructional software Presentation

  1. 1. By Chioma A. Umunakwe
  2. 2. What is Instructional Software? According to Roblyer & Doering (2013) It is the general term for computer programs designed specifically to deliver instruction or assist with the delivery of instruction on a topic (pg.77). It is the increased use of technology in the classroom setting that serves as an aid to enhance student learning. In a Kindergarten classroom, instructional software is a great resource to use to enhance phonemic awareness.
  3. 3. Drill and Practice Purpose  Potential Use  Directed strategy that  Use to review previously allows learners to taught content quickly answer  To learn the basics, such questions and receive as letter names and immediate feedback on sight words. how they do.
  4. 4. Drill and Practice Examples Sight word app from the Apple App store:  Seperates sight words into different lists from Pre- primer to third grade. Allows students to quickly move through the sight words. Aided by playback mode, which will teach scholars words they do not know. Math fact practice  This website allows the learner to pick which type of problem they would like to work on (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) and complete them in a timed setting.
  5. 5. Tutorials Purpose  Potential Use  Directed strategy that  Review for students that presents information are struggling on the with all the necessary subject matter tools needed for a  Absent students student to achieve.  Instruction without the  Functions as a tutor teacher present.
  6. 6. Tutorial Examples ABC Fast Phonics  Phonics website that tutors students on many areas of phonemic awareness, including sounds, blends, and word solving. Reading Bear  A free online portal that teaches beginning readers vocabulary and concepts while also focusing on phonics. This site contains many videos and presentations.
  7. 7. Simulations Purpose  Potential Use  Teaches about and how to  Can be utilized in subjects do something that require visualization  Structure must be of the subject matter to accompanied with it to grasp the concept increase effectiveness (physics, social sciences)  Can be particularly effective in social studies and science courses  Saves money, allows for repition  Makes the impossible possible
  8. 8. Simulation Examples Interactive Weather Maker  This weather maker allows students to see how changing certain factors can greatly effect the weather. This is something that students couldn’t do in a classroom setting, so it can be an amazing resource to accompany a weather lesson.
  9. 9. Instructional Games Purpose  Potential Use  Add rules and  Gets students to focus competition to learning on the topic activities  Makes learning more  Makes learning the engaging content fun  May improve classroom teaching strategies
  10. 10. Instructional Game Examples Earobics Gamegoo  This website has a variety of phonics based games spanning from letter recognition to antonyms Gamequarium  An endless variety of educational games
  11. 11. Problem-Solving Software Purpose  Potential Use  Fosters skills in problem  Promotes visualization solving ability in mathematics  Content area v. Content problem solving free problem solving  Can be used in ability increasing interest and motivation
  12. 12. Problem Solving Example SuperKids!  Links to a huge variety of problem solving software

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