Ira I Pod Presentation

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Presentation by Lori Bowers for SCIRA 2008 Reading Conference

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Ira I Pod Presentation

  1. 1. iLiterate Various New Literacy Strategies using an iPod and Other Ideas
  2. 2. Why iPods or iTunes? <ul><li>Many, if not most, students have access to or own an iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Instantly attracts attention by using technology normally not seen inside the school walls </li></ul><ul><li>iPods/iTunes can be used in the classroom in a variety of ways to enhance the curriculum to increase attention and comprehension </li></ul>
  3. 3. New Literacies <ul><li>iPods/iTunes provide teachers with a way to incorporate students’ out-of-school literacies in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>These are activities students see and hear all the time </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing these activities in the classroom allows for the teacher to build on traditional comprehension strategies and apply them to students’ out-of-school literacies </li></ul>
  4. 5. What’s Available for Use in the Classroom?
  5. 6. Movies
  6. 7. TV Shows
  7. 8. Audiobooks
  8. 9. Podcasts
  9. 10. Newest Addition… iTunes U
  10. 11. Uses are UNLIMITED… here are a few <ul><li>I use the following after I have taught the elements of short stories (setting, plot, character, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Students write their own short story that fits the flow of the music (plot line). All short story elements should be included. </li></ul><ul><li>First…listen, then…take notes, finally…write! </li></ul>http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800020333/info Retrieved on April 24, 2008.
  11. 12. Next..Dialogue Practice <ul><li>Teach the proper techniques and punctuation of writing dialogue. </li></ul><ul><li>First…listen and watch, then…take notes, finally…write. </li></ul><ul><li>Students write down what they believe the birds would be saying based on their body language, movements, facial expressions, and tone. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Then, a little music to your ears.
  13. 14. Finally… <ul><li>There are numerous possibilities, but not enough time. </li></ul><ul><li>On the handout…some other suggestions across the curriculum. These in no way encompass all the available classroom uses. </li></ul><ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul>

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