+Tech Integrationin the Elementary School English Language Learners (ELL) Classroom Susan Weitzman-Trifman EdTech541 Fall 2011
+ se TPACKU To Math Math Math understand, Content PCK Pedagogical plan and Knowledg Knowledge develop e (PK) technology Math (CK) TPCK enriched Math Math curriculum TCK TPK Math Technological Knowledge (TK)
Problem Statement+ Students need maximum exposure to books – both reading them and listening to them being read.
+ singU the InternetIntegration Strategy “Interactive storybooks support language acquisition” (Roblyer and Doering, 2010, p.304) Photo used through Creative Commons from Pablo Lara H
Interactive Storybooks+Relative Advantage • Authentic language interaction in a less stressful environment • Readings can be individualized for varying language levels in a class • Students can adjust programs to meet their needs, i.e. read aloud or not, vocabulary help, etc.Photo used through Creative Commons from Callum MacDonald
Interactive Storybooks + Expected Outcomes • Students’ English listening, reading, vocabulary and comprehension levels improve • Students are motivated to continue reading in EnglishPhoto used through Creative Commons from Callum MacDonald
Interactive Storybooks+Resources & Links ABC Mouse Books and other activities for beginning readers. http://www.abcmouse.com/school#abc/bookshelf
Interactive Storybooks+Resources & Links Starfall This site’s systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awarenesspractice, is perfect for English language learners (ELL). http://www.starfall.com
Interactive Storybooks+Resources & Links PBS’s Between the Lions These folktales and fables are best for ELL students in Grades 2-5 http://pbskids.org/lions/stories
Interactive Storybooks+Resources & LinksMighty BooksThis site helps kidsdiscover the joy ofreading withhundreds ofanimated, read-aloud story booksand songs http://www.abcmouse.com/school#abc/bookshelf
Interactive Storybooks+Resources & Links Storyline Online This site is sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild. It features celebrities reading childrens books http://www.storylineonline.net aloud.
ProblemStatement+ roblem StatementP Students need tools to help them demonstrate their language skills.Photo used through Creative Commons from Coventry City Council
Tool Based Software+Integration Strategy “Presentation aids help...students demonstrate their range of language skills” (Roblyer andPhoto used through Creative Commons from Coventry City Council Doering, 2010, p.304)
Presentation Aids+Relative Advantage • Provides opportunities for students to listen, speak, read & write • Reduces student stress & helps them focus on presentations • Helps scaffold students’ language use • Easily shared with a widePhoto used through Creative Commons from Anthony Kelly audience
Presentation Aids+Expected Outcomes • Students learn effective language and presentation skills • Presentations are more understandable and interesting Photo used through Creative Commons from Anthony Kelly
Presentation Aids+Resources & Links Max Show (part of Max’s Toolbox) and Scholastic KeysSimplified versions of Powerpoint for younger ELL students http://www.maxstoolbox.com/En- http://www.tomsnyder.com/products/product.a Au/Educators/Pages/Home.aspx sp?SKU=KEYK07
Presentation Aids+Resources & Links Museum Box This site provides the tools for you to build a description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. http://museumbox.e2bn.org/index.php
Presentation Aids+Resources & Links Thinkport’s Create a Museum With this tool, students can select objects and images and add text for each item in their private virtual “museum” http://museum.thinkport.org collection.
Presentation Aids+Resources & Links Bubblr With this tool students search Flickr by tag or by user for a photo, then add text in comic bubbles to go with it. http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/index.php
Problem Statement+ Teacher has difficulty designing lessons and units for a wide variety of students. Photo used through Creative Commons from Greg Turner
Productivity Software+Integration Strategy “The Internet holds a wealth of lesson design support resources to help …teachers prepare for and carry and Doering, 2010, p.308) (Roblyer out lessons.”
Lesson Design Support+Relative Advantage • Endless 24/7 resources from people in the field • Network and share ideas & concerns • Projects and programs evaluated so you can pick & choose the best • Chances for professional development Photo used through Creative Commons from Matthew Freeman
Lesson Design Support+Expected Outcomes • Teachers plan and execute fantastic units and lessons • Instruction differentiated for individual needs • Students learn more! Photo used through Creative Commons from Matthew Freeman
Lesson Design Support+Resources & Links English Raven EFL/ESL resources site created by Jason Renshaw with a focus on practicality as well as innovation. http://www.englishraven.com/main.html
Lesson Design Support+Resources & Links Dave’s ESL Café A meeting place for ESL + EFL teachers and students from around the world http://www.eslcafe.com/ideas/index.html
Lesson Design Support+Resources & Links ESL Lounge This site gives free access to hundreds of ESL lesson plans and materials that http://www.esl-lounge.com/siteguidetop.shtml can be used for communicative English lessons in the classroom.
Lesson Design Support+Resources & Links BBC’s Teaching English This site provides free classroom materials to download. There are also articles on aspects of teaching, and free teacher development http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk and teacher training materials.
+ roblem StatementP Students need differentiated language skills practice where they can work at their own speed.
+nstructional SoftwareIIntegration Strategy “Interactive software for handheld (mobile) devices provide students with language skills practice.” (Roblyer and Doering, 2010, p.304)
Software for Mobile Devices + Relative Advantage • Individual practice • Practice in following oral English direction and reading • Expanded opportunities for language acquisitionPhoto used through Creative Commons from LE Eyes
Software for Mobile Devices + Expected Outcomes • Student language skills improve • Student technology skills improve • With some software, students create original work that they can share with others.Photo used through Creative Commons from LE Eyes
Software for Mobile Devices+Resources & Links Toontastic This creative learning tool empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons through imaginative playhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toontastic/id404693282?mt=8
Software for Mobile Devices+Resources & Links SoundNote This application helps students take notes by tracking what they type and draw while recording audio http://soundnote.com
Software for Mobile Devices+Resources & LinksMad Libs AppStudents can practice vocabulary, parts ofspeech and more, then share their stories withothers. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mad-libs/id326885152?mt=8
Software for Mobile Devices+Resources & Links AudioBoo An application for students to record and share voice with a mobile device. Free version available.http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audioboo/id3052 04540?mt=8
Software for Mobile Devices+Resources & LinksPlayTime TheaterStudents make original “plays” with thisapplication for mobile devices. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/playtime-theater/id411289693?mt=8
Software for Mobile Devices+Resources & Links PhotoCard Instructions Students learn how to send virtual (or physical)post cards after watching thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSvDbdWFBSM video.
Software for Mobile Devices+Resources & Links My Language Translator for mobile devices can help students learn new phrases. http://www.mylanguage.meDemonstration of this app (next slide=13 minutes long):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoHuWzuaS6A
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