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    1. 1. Technology and the English Language Learner By Group E: Georgia Gum, Michelle Ricca and Jeanette Delgado.
    2. 2. Main Concepts <ul><li>Tools to aid ELL Students </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques for clearly communicating information regarding technology </li></ul><ul><li>Activities to fit the needs of ELL Students </li></ul><ul><li>Software, Rubrics and Lessons designed especially for ELL Students </li></ul>
    3. 3. Specific examples of house deceives such as scanners, digital cameras, and or video cameras can be used with computer systems and software for math and science. <ul><li>A great thing for ELL learners would be to scan pictures of diagrams or shapes onto paper so they can get a better sense of their homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Also if they have a digital camera they could take pictures of shapes around their house so they can see that math is everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>When students have science experiments they could record what their doing so that everyone will remember what the experiment was about. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Specific examples of how technology can be used in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and or solving problems for your topic. <ul><li>Something fun a class of ELL could do is video chat with someone from their country to help them with the subject their on. </li></ul><ul><li>A cool thing to do is to have groups and have each group make a chat room so when they are at home they can help each other if they need help </li></ul><ul><li>Learning how to use the internet will be so helpful with project because if you do not get what the teacher is saying you can look at other ways to understand it. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Specific examples of how to use productivity tools for word processing, database management, and spreadsheet applications for your topic <ul><li>A great way for the entire class to have all the directions in English and their other language would be to write them out on a word processing document. </li></ul><ul><li>The great thing about databases are that you are able to find anything about any subject for any language </li></ul><ul><li>If you need to do some math problems you could use a spreadsheet because they have some cool equations to add and subtract for the totals. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Specific examples of how to use multimedia tools for your topic. <ul><li>A fun way to memorize things would be to have Cd’s with songs that sing to you about shapes. </li></ul><ul><li>Also a great way for ELL students to understand the assignments more is to have cd’s with the directions on their so if they need too they can go back and listen again. </li></ul><ul><li>A great way for the students to learn how to say the words is to have a cd with all the vocabulary words. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Resources for Adaptive Devises for ELL Student Needs <ul><li>Translation Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google also offers free translation tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Familiar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allow students to communicate to students in their first language. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Resources for Adaptive Devises for ELL Student Needs <ul><li>Virtual Field Trips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tramline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for student to work through the space at their own pace </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Receptive language skills will be practiced </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visual and audio experience to associate with the new language </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    9. 9. Socially Responsible, Ethical and Legal Practices regarding Technology and the English Language Learner. <ul><li>Make sure to clearly communicate the responsibilities of using technology to ELL Students </li></ul>1. Warn against Plagiarism 2. No illegal bootleg software programs (Google Docs Free) 3. Safeguard personal information on video chats 4. Recognize suspicious actions online.
    10. 10. TEACHERS AND ELL STUDENT NEED TO ADHERE TO COPYRIGHT LAWS AND GUIDELINES <ul><li>With Full Text Documents and Newspapers from around the world available online, students need to know the importance of these Laws. </li></ul><ul><li>A Video on Copyright Laws </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    11. 11. Trackstar and Webquest Activities <ul><li>Muliticultural Readings </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students read Children Like Me and make cultural comparisons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw Venn Diagrams with the similarities and differences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trackstar # 20461 </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Trackstar and Webquest Activities <ul><ul><li>Students use geometry to design a stained glass window for the school. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows the ELL student to communicate, collaborate and be creative. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Trackstar and Webquest Activities <ul><li>Songs that change the world </li></ul><ul><li>ELL students listen to music and watch videos about how the world was influenced. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    14. 14. Resources for Teachers (English Language Learners) <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web based learning language (WBLL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows teachers to monitor students navigation time to relevant websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To help focus remain on specific tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficient use of websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed language learning(DLL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create documents with each other, or any native speaking person in the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn and work toward common purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers audience beyond teachers </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Resources for Teachers Cont. <ul><li>Translation Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Babel Fish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Translator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Lingo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helpful for teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can use key words in translators to help translate simple instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer assisted language learning (CALL) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New ways to enhance speaking and listening skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers have better access to skill development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has capability to asses oral language skills </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Instructional Software <ul><li>Multimedia software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed to help language acquisition and vocabulary development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate English in a less stressful environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows teachers to individualize students programs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interactive Storybooks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books appear on screen for students to read aloud. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives reader a chance to see illustrations and hear the words being pronounced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional learning games attached </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LeapFrog Schoolhouse! </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Rubrics For Assessing Student Outcomes <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website offers many resources for teachers including Foreign Language Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes several planning tips for using technology in the classroom and with ELL. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many teachers have began using email to turn in assignments and asses student development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has become convenient, effective, and motivating for both teachers and students </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Rubrics For Teachers Cont. <ul><li>Rubrics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives examples of rubrics submitted through other teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critique: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Great site for resources for teachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t integrate technology in some examples </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only two examples given </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Separated assessment into four parts: comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and grammer </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Lesson Plans <ul><li>Lesson plans for ESL teachers incorporating technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example #1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example #2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Summary <ul><li>They’re many ways and resources for ELL students. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology has helped students better communicate with several different software programs and intranet resources. </li></ul><ul><li>You can find many rubrics, lessons plans, etc. as a resource for teaching. </li></ul>