Making Connections: Balanced Literacy and Technology Integration. Megan Duranleau Crockett Middle School
What is Balanced Literacy? Three components • Speaking • Listening • Writing
How do I incorporate that into technology? • Book reports • Read alouds • Mini lessons • Reflective journaling • Word work
Wetpaint • reading improvement
Creating a Wikispace wiki instructions
wikispaces • www.wikispaces.com Wikispaces can be used for several types of information. Students can make pages about their favorite book or author, they can also have an ongoing discussion with you and classmates about the book. If a students does not have an email address, you can use generic gmail addresses. Go to www.google.com click on gmail at the top and use a simple email address like firstname.lastname@example.org
Audio books/Playaways • Storyline online http://www.storylineonline.net
Continued… • Playaways and audio books through the library. • Teaching books www.teachingbooks.net 3,357 book readings (not complete readings)
Podcasts • www.gcast.com
Animoto • www.animoto.com You can create your own for students to watch, or you can have the students create their own about a book. This can help students pick books based on student recommendation.
minilessons • Brainpop • Brainpop jr. • Youtube • Teachingbooks.net • Videogoogle.net
Word work • www.iknowthat.com • http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/games/ • www.funbrain.com • Password
Wordle • www.wordle.net -great for main idea thoughts and brainstorming. Students can print their work or save it to their account.
Webquests web quest
Vocabulary Dictionary • ..\..\My Documents\vocab instructions.doc
How to share technology • Investigative studies investigative studies