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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.
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