Using Technology to Enhance Literacy of ELL ’ s. Clara Norales ED 7202T Dr. Sharon A. O ’ Connor- Petruso Fall 2012. Table of Contents. Introduction Statement of the Problem Review of Related Literature Statement of the Hypothesis Methods Participants Instruments Experimental Design
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Using Technology to Enhance Literacy of ELL’s
Clara NoralesED 7202TDr. Sharon A. O’Connor-PetrusoFall 2012
Table of Contents
Statement of the Problem
Review of Related Literature
Statement of the Hypothesis
* ELL’s are having a hard time when it comes to learning the English language.
* The computer is an excellent resource for giving students the chance to practice English skills without worrying about the response of other classmates or even the teacher. (Dukes, 2005).
* Technology can also improve students’ motivation to learn (Butler-Pascoe,1997).
*The World Wide Web has great potential for providing ELL’s the visual and aural stimulation to render new concepts more comprehensible (Cummings, 2009).
*According to Vygotsky’s (1978) sociocultural theory, learning is facilitated through interaction with the social environment (interpersonal learning) rather than intrapersonal learning.
*Using technology with English Language Learners (ELL) enables students to construct meaning in a digital environment (Healey & Klinghammer, 2002).
*Computers can also aide in vocabulary development as well as verbal language development (Green, 2005).
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