Grammar, Syntax, and Technology. EDU551 Educational Applications of Computers Chapman University College Michael Bower, Instructor. Teacher Performance Expectations.
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Grammar, Syntax, and Technology EDU551 Educational Applications of Computers Chapman University College Michael Bower, Instructor
Teacher Performance Expectations Making Subject Matter Comprehensible To StudentsTPE1. Specific Pedagogical Skills for Subject Matter Instruction How can technology help you make your subject matter comprehensible to students?
To be baffled, one must be interested. For too many, grammar is not interesting. To say, “Well, you knew what I meant!” is not an excuse for poor communication skills!
Good grammar is subjective and quite debatable; however, bad grammar is always bad and should always be avoided.
Grammar errors distract from the message and cause negative feelings in the reader. Avoiding errors helps you avoid low grades, lost employment opportunities, lost business, and embarrassment.
Answer These Questions • Is e-mail ruining our language? • Can I be fired for speaking Spanish or another language on the job? • Are we less literate than we used to be? • To find some clues to these answers, click hereand read the article. • Share your findings with the class.
How Can Technology Improve Writing? • To help you with your list, click hereand read the article for ideas. • Lean how to be a better writer by clicking here. • To learn the parts of speech, rules of English, and check grammar and spelling, click here.
10 Common Grammar Errors • Split infinitives • Adverb usage • Subject-verb agreement • Pronoun agreement • Apostrophe usage • Comma and semicolon usage • Pronoun case • Dangling modifiers • Double negatives • Sentence structure Click the title to learn about these common errors.
Right or Wrong? • To boldly go… • It scared her and me. • The check was mailed to him and her. • I need to lay down. • The students passes were revoked. • It was her. • Betsy and she have quite the team. • Mike invited Betty and me to the movies. • She is as stubborn as him. To find the answers, ask the Grammar Doctor. Take some grammar tests.
APA Format • Research papers must conform to the APA format. • All written work must be word processed or typed. • Please have someone proofread your work. • Points will be deducted for excessive grammatical and spelling errors. • Use Citation Machine or KnightCite to help you format electronic references. • For more help with the APA model, click here.
Online References • Farbman, E. and Darling, C. (n.d.). Sentence Sense. Retrieved on June 3, 2005, from the Sentence Sense Web site: http://webster.commnet.edu/sensen/index.html. • Giaquinta, R. (n.d.) 11 Rules of Writing. Retrieved on June 3, 2005, from the Junket Studies Internet Services Web site: http://www.junketstudies.com/rulesofw/. • GrammarStation.com. (2002). An online spelling and grammar checker for both teachers and students. Retrieved on June 3, 2005 from the GrammarStation.com Web site: http://www.grammarstation.com/index.htm. • Grammar Tutorial. (n.d.)Retrieved on June 3, 2005, from the Grammar Tutorial Web site: http://odl.vwv.at/english/odlres/res8/Grammar/grammar.htm. • Hardin, R. (2005). Grammar Help. Retrieved on June 3, 2005, from the Cape Fear Community College Web site:http://cfcc.net/rmorris/grammar.html. • Harvey, S. and Goudvis, A. (n.d.) Technology Integration Resources. Retrieved on June 3, 2005, from the Strategies That Work: Technology Integration Resources Web site: http://www.mayer.cps.k12.il.us/Strategies_that_Work/STW.htm#Matrix.
Online References • Humerous Grammar Rules. (n.d.). Retrieved on June 3, 2005, from Humerous Grammar Rules 1 Web site: http://www.creativeteachingsite.com/humorgrammar.htm. • Hursh, T. (2004). Improving Student Writing Through Technology. Retrieved on June 3, 2005, from the Main Page – WikEd Web site: http://moodle.ed.uiuc.edu/wiked/index.php/Improving_Student_Writing_Using_Technology. • Network for Instructional TV, Inc. (2001). TeachersFirst Resource Listings. Retrieved on June 3, 2005, from The 50 States Web site: http://www.teachersfirst.com/tchr-subj-date.cfm?subject=writing&lower=9&upper=12. • Person Education, Inc. (2005). The Grammar Gorillas. Retrieved on June 3, 2005, from the FunBrain.com Web site: http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/. • Pritchard, E. (2002). ESL Blues. Retrieved on June 3, 2005, from the ESL Blues Main Index Web site: http://www.college-em.qc.ca/prof/epritchard/.
Online References • Purdue University. (2003). Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling. Retrieved June 3, 2005, from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab Web site: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/. • Strauss, J. (2005). The Importance of Good Grammar and Punctuation. Retrieved Jun. 3, 2005, from The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation Web site: http://www.grammarbook.com/importanceofgoodgrammar.asp. • Strauss, J. (2005). Grammar Rules. Retrieved June 3, 2005, from The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation Web site: http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/cnt_gram.asp. • University of Calgary. (1998). The Basic Elements of English. Retrieved on June 3, 2005, from the University of Calgary Web site: http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/eduweb/grammar/. • Schnelbach, S., and Wyatt, C.S. (2004). Ten Common Grammar Errors. Retrieved on June 3, 2005, from the Tameri Guide for Writers: Common Grammar Errors Web site: http://www.tameri.com/edit/gramerrors.html.