Enhancing Reading Using Digital Technology


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Enhancing Reading Using Digital Technology

  1. 1. The new technology that is allowing more children to read and love it. Next
  2. 2. Introduction : Digital Book Talk Examples Digital Booktalk: Pairing books with potential readers ASR technology for children with dyslexia Using Audio Books to Improve Reading and Academic Performance Citations (The End)
  3. 3. <ul><li>Digital Book Talk examples on Youtube.com. Click on the pictures below to be redirected to the videos. </li></ul>Digital Book Talk 1 Digital Book Talk 2 Main Menu
  4. 4. <ul><li>Robert Kenny </li></ul><ul><li>Glenda Gunter </li></ul><ul><li>University of Central Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Book Talk is a site that provides students with a way to increases their interest and knowledge about certain books they may choose to read. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a tool to help students match their interest to book titles. </li></ul><ul><li>Book trailers to help pick and engage a childs interest, desinged exactly like movie trailers. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities to provide background on the book and characters to famarlize the child to the book. </li></ul>Next Main Menu
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  6. 6. <ul><li>This article approaches technology assistance for children with dyslexia </li></ul><ul><li>Though wrote for the country of Malaysia many of the programs are used in the USA. </li></ul><ul><li>Children with disabilities need immediate intervention to correct problems in reading and pronunciation. </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate intervention software is used to facilitate individual instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Program would listen and correct reading mistakes immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>If a student pauses or asks a question the program would provide assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Two programs available are Colorado Literacy Tutor and Listen’s Reading Tutor. </li></ul>Main Menu Next
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  8. 8. <ul><li>Go phonics CD-ROM </li></ul><ul><li>Language tune-up kit CD-ROM </li></ul><ul><li>TextHelp TTS Word processing support </li></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil 3000 TTS Users can scan books/reading material and it will read out to them </li></ul><ul><li>Clicker 4 TTS Word processing support, read aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Readplease TTS “Read” aloud text from web pages/emails </li></ul><ul><li>Helpread TTS Read-along software while user are reading </li></ul><ul><li>WordQ TTS Writing tool (typing), suggest words, provide speech feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Dragon naturally speaking ASR Dictation software </li></ul><ul><li>Via voice ASR Dictation software </li></ul>Main Menu
  9. 9. <ul><li>This article addresses the need for improving the reading level of students lacking the skill </li></ul><ul><li>Students who read at below grade level usually get left behind and frustrated causing academic and behavioral problems </li></ul><ul><li>Audio books are a tool that can be used to increase enthusiasm and reading level </li></ul>Main Menu Next
  10. 10. <ul><li>Audio books are recorded at a slower pace allowing slower readers to follow along better </li></ul><ul><li>English learners can learn sound differences between words and letters </li></ul><ul><li>Allows parents to participate in the child's reading and learn themselves if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Audio books are available on cd’s and cassettes </li></ul><ul><li>Can be find in a variety of places and types for either academic or pleasure reading </li></ul><ul><li>Repetitive exposure allows students to enhance their vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can provide audio support for many of the books read in class, to help students who have slower reading skills keep up </li></ul>Main Menu
  11. 11. <ul><li>Kenny, R., & Gunter, G. (2004). Digital booktalk: pairing books with potential readers. Association for Educational Communications and Technology , 330-338. </li></ul><ul><li>Husni, H. & Jamaludin, Z. (2009). Asr technology for children with dyslexia: enabling immediate intervention to support reading in bahasa melayu. US-China Education Review , 6(6) </li></ul><ul><li>Montgomery, J.R. (2009). Using Audio books to improve reading and academic performance. Independent on ERIC , Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/44/cc/38.pdf </li></ul>