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Multimedia resources such as electronic books enhance comprehension ... Online Alphabet games. Sadlier-Oxford. Essential Skills software. 10th Planet Literacy ...

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balanced literacy technology

Balanced Literacy & Technology

Sheila Watson-Library/Media Facilitator

Angie Arnold-Technology Coordinator

Pekin Public School District 108

advantages of using appropriate technology in literacy instruction backed by research
Advantages of Using Appropriate Technology in Literacy Instruction Backed by Research
  • Positive results of using software with text-to-speech capabilities in phonemic awareness and phonics instruction
  • Use of word processors produces better writing, more editing and revising
  • Multimedia resources such as electronic books enhance comprehension and improve retention with visual, audio and hypertext elements
  • Provides more resources for the teacher, especially for those students who need additional practice
  • Provides immediate feedback
  • Higher motivation for writing and editing if published on the web
  • Many software programs track students’ progress over time
reading literacy components
Reading Literacy Components
  • Phonemic Awareness/Phonics: connection between letters and sounds, recognize words and decode new written words
  • Fluency: reading text with speed, accuracy and expression
  • Vocabulary: increase the number of words for which children know the meanings and different meanings
  • Comprehension: understanding what is read
phonemic awareness phonics
Phonemic Awareness & Phonics
  • Starfall
  • Literactive(smwatson/huvutume)
  • Internet4Classrooms
  • Enchanted Learning
  • Online Alphabet games
  • Sadlier-Oxford
  • Essential Skills software
  • 10th Planet Literacy software
vocabulary
Vocabulary
  • Enchanted Learning-Little Explorers
  • Internet4Classrooms
  • Visual Dictionary & Internet Picture Dictionary
  • Fun with Words
  • Word Central
  • Essential Skills software
  • My 1st Incredible Amazing Dictionary

(DK software))

fluency comprehension
Fluency & Comprehension
  • Starfall
  • Literactive
  • Mighty Book
  • Tumble Book Library
  • Readquarium
  • Book Adventure
  • Book Flix
  • Read Please
writing
Writing
  • Word Processing

keyboarding, revising, tools such as spellchecker and thesaurus

  • Online Writing/Publishing: examples
    • Stop & Go Stories
    • Giggle Poetry
    • Kid Pub
    • Goodnight Stories
    • Kids Space
    • Wacky Web Tales

See also: E-pals, collaborative projects, blogs, wikis, etc.

  • Desktop Publishing:

StoryBook Weaver, Timeliner, Kidspiration, Microsoft Publisher

  • Scholastic
  • Read-Write-Think (Thinkfinity)
information literacy

Information Literacy

A.K.A.

ISTE-NETS

Big 6-Super 3

21st Century Skills

e zines reading for information
E-ZinesReading for Information
  • Time for Kids
  • National Geographic Kids
  • Sports Illustrated Kids
desktop publishing
Desktop Publishing
  • Learning Company … Storybook Weaver
  • Inspiration … Kidspiration
  • Microsoft Publisher …
  • Tom Snyder … Timeliner (run CD)
timeliner
Timeliner
  • Can be used for units of time (standard)
  • Can be used for distance, size, etc. (custom)
  • Can format, add graphics (also from the Internet)
  • Can add notes to each event
  • Can add web links to events
  • Can be a multi-media slide show