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  1. New Literacies Group 6: Laura Gamez Gina Lazzareschi Alexandra Vakula

  2. The Amazon Kindle • Portable e-book reader • Can access e-books, newspapers, magazines, audiobooks, periodicals, & blogs • Some features: PDF option, can read English text, Wi-Fi connection • Price: $139 • Amazon Kindle

  3. Why should schools consider the Kindle? • “A Better Tool for Learning” • Provides students with access to most up to date information and texts • Flexibility in selecting what books/texts to use --> more diverse learning experiences in the classrooms Source: A Kindle in Every Backpack A Proposal for eTextbooks in American Schools • Students wouldn’t… • have to carry around numerous heavy textbooks • Schools and districts would… • save money in the long run • promote a “green” classroom

  4. The Internet • The internet is “a vast computer network linking smaller computer networks worldwide.” (dictionary.com) • It can be used for many reasons, including: • Research • Education (Teacher website to student website) • Communication with teacher and other students

  5. Why Use the Internet? • The Internet is used on a daily basis by students: • They use the computer lab to do research • Learn how to conduct your own research • Check their school’s website, such as University of Arizona’s D2L • Check their teacher’s websites for assignments and grade updates

  6. The SMART Board • The smart board is an interactive white board that can enhance learning and instruction • More than 1.8 million are installed worldwide • Cost: under $1,000 for the most basic model, up to $3,000

  7. Why Should SMART Boards be Used in the Classroom? • Research indicates that these interactive whiteboards benefit student engagement, learner motivation and knowledge retention. • SMART Boards have been successful in helping students with special needs or different learning styles • Fun to use for both teachers and students Source :SMART boards