VISUALTHESAURUS Use the word HOUSE Demonstrate how to turn off different parts of speech Demonstrate definitions by mousing over dots Demonstrate words by mousing over definitions Demonstrate Audio Feature Demonstrate further drill down
VISUWORDS - A dictionary and NOT a Thesaurus – provides definitions
STARFALL Requires speakers or headphones ABCs – activities to learn the name and sound of letter – use as a group Learn to Read – activities to learn to sound out words – use as a group Its Fun to Read – activities to enforce the learning I’m Reading – as the student reads – picture can be animated – great for a class or group working together Other activities – sort of fun!
Interactive activities – with teacher lesson plans Can be done on own (with headphones) OR as a group activitie Eg. What’s in the Bag? Eg. Character Trading Cards
BETWEEN THE LIONS Videos and stories are fun – issues with my machine having the wrong player Games are also interactive Teacher information
CLIFFORD INTERACTIVE STORYBOOKS Self explanatory
Fee based site
Fee based site
Utube – is blocked in the schools – rationale behind this is that even with all the good content there – there is a LOT of inappropriate content TeacherTube is monitored. Notice the Keep it Safe item at the top. Haven’t found anything inappropriate so far. Go to Channels Choose Reading http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=4f19971c271b53860f31&page=1&viewtype=&category=
SLIDESHARE Would not use in the classroom (UTube example of inappropriateness); however, there are lots of resources for you! In some cases you are free to download the slideshow to use in the classroom – you do need to be a member to download though http://www.slideshare.net/skutchmom/web-20-tools-go-elementary Related slideshows on right hand side http://www.slideshare.net/skutchmom/web-20-tools-go-elementary-268748
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Using Technology in Language Arts (Elementary)
Using Technology in Language Arts (Elementary Grades) Kristin Trace, Technology Consultant Western School Board of Prince Edward Island Updated: 04 Mar 2010