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Uses of Technology in Teaching Language Arts. LME 448G Fall 2003 Sandra Wells Swift. Outline. Language Arts, Constructivism, and Technology -- How are they related? Computer - Assisted Reading Instruction Computer - Assisted Writing

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Uses of technology in teaching language arts

Uses of Technology in Teaching Language Arts

LME 448G

Fall 2003

Sandra Wells Swift


Outline

Outline

  • Language Arts, Constructivism, and Technology -- How are they related?

  • Computer - Assisted Reading Instruction

  • Computer - Assisted Writing

  • Using Multi-Media and Hypermedia in the Language Arts Classroom

  • Using Technology as a Means of Collaboration and Communication


What do we know about learning

What do we know about learning?

  • Language Arts philosophy is changing.

  • Learning is spiral of inquiry.

  • Learning to learn is most important.


What else do we know

What else do we know?

  • Learning is active, social, reflective, and occurs in context.

  • Technology’s not just for math and science.


How do we change

How do we change?

  • Technology is the answer

    • reading instruction

    • writing instruction

    • hypermedia and multi-media

    • collaboration and communication


What are the standards

What are the standards?

  • Basic Operations and Concepts

  • Social Ethical and Human Issues

  • Technology Productivity Tools

  • Technology Communication Tools

  • Technology Research Tools

  • Technology Problem-Solving and Decision Making Tools


Computer assisted reading instruction how will we use the computer

Computer Assisted Reading Instruction - How will we use the computer?

Phases

  • Computer Literacy

  • Programming

  • Tool

  • Using to Support Curriculum


What should computer instruction in reading look like

What should computer instruction in reading look like?

  • Focus on meaning and stress comprehension

  • Foster active involvement and stimulate thinking (monitor own learning)


What should computer instruction in reading look like1

What should computer instruction in reading look like?

  • Support and extend knowledge of text structures

  • Various Content Areas

  • Should link reading and writing


What about writing

What about writing?

  • Fluent - Write as much as possible

  • Correct - Revise as much as possible

  • Writing is process

  • Word Processors can help; but skills must be taught (context, active, etc.)


What are hypermedia and multimedia

What are hypermedia and multimedia?

  • Hypermedia - links text and multimedia

  • Multimedia - mixing text, audio, and video with a computer

  • Brain Research and Constructivism


Example hypermedia multimedia products

Example Hypermedia / Multimedia Products

  • Original poems and images and videos

  • web-sites

  • Africa and America writing together

  • We learn by completing projects which require us to use the basics.


How good is it

How good is it?

  • Effect on motivation and morale - proven

  • Effect on learning - still needs more research.]


Collaboration and communication

Collaboration and Communication

  • Learning is social.

  • E-pals

  • Reflection

  • Teacher Collaboration

  • Publish at http://www.teenink.com


Teacher education

Teacher education?

  • Standards by ISTE

  • Colleges of Education

  • PD (Needs to be supportive and ongoing)


Constructive and technology go hand in hand

Constructive and Technology go hand in hand!

  • Learning is active

  • Learning is social.

  • Learning occurs in context

  • Learning is reflective.

  • Technology helps our learners.


See notes page for resources

See Notes Page for Resources


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