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Using digital webs & notes in the english

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Using digital webs & notes in the english

  1. 1. Using Digital Notes & Webs in the English Classroom<br />CCIS Tech Showcase 2010<br />Lawrence School<br />Colleen Hotz <br />chotz@lawrenceschool.org<br />Domenic Iorillo<br />diorillo@lawrenceschool.org<br />
  2. 2. Top Down Web Notes<br />Part of Key Three Routine (Comprehension Strategy Instruction)<br />Increases comprehension, main idea skills, vocabulary awareness<br />Shows visual grouping with organizational ease<br />Can color/shape code & use pictures to increase memory<br />
  3. 3. Web example for novel<br />
  4. 4. Inspiration Program<br />Computer program helps facilitate learning through graphic organizers<br />Has predesigned web templates for various activities/assignments (see examples)<br />Can make personal webs for individual needs<br />Helps students with spatial processing deficiencies create webs (see examples)<br />
  5. 5. Inspiration web templates<br />
  6. 6. Two Column Notes<br />Can provide blank template, partial notes (skeleton notes) or complete notes for struggling readers<br />Can be used for research or note taking during lectures<br />Using two columns, put main idea on the left and supporting information on the right (see examples)<br />
  7. 7. Two Column Note Example<br />
  8. 8. Top Down Web Quizzes<br />Helps students organize ideas while using alternate assessment techniques.<br />The Keys to Literacy, created by Joan Sedita, uses this research based method to help students learn through the scaffolding of knowledge.<br />Using Inspiration allows the teacher to give feedback directly on the web, which can then be saved directly to the student’s folder or email. <br />
  9. 9. Quizzes cont.<br />These alternative methods of testing help student’s sequential awareness as well as their verbal conceptualization. <br />Performing these tasks also help students with graphomotor deficiency (for example students with dysgraphia) thus “leveling the playing field” in the classroom.<br />

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