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
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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