computer with feetUsing Technology as a Tool

In Literacy

 

 

 

Goals for Class

 

·      Give an overview of ideas and strategies for utilizing technology in the delivery of reading and writing instruction

·      Introduce the programs Kid Pix and Claris Works as a tool for facilitating literacy instruction

·       Explore educational links that offer language arts resources

 

 

Your Tasks

1. Open another window

 

       Highlight the http:// address for this page and copy it by depressing the “apple” and “C” key. Click on file and click “new window.”  Paste the address into the new window that appears.

 

2. With a partner, go to the link below and read through all the pages together by clicking on the forward arrow button. Discuss other possible applications that can be utilized using technology in the balanced literacy model.

 

http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/littlekids/archive/presentation/sld001.htm

 

 

3.

Go to http://www.ikeepbookmarks.com

 

   Click on the hyperlink that says “Create New Account

 

 

       Create the new account by filling in the blanks and following the directions.

 


Go to this page and follow directions

  

5.

      Using the tips below and one or more of the search engines...  search for something from your curriculum or current classroom themes. 

Ex:  “first grade” + “Saint Patrick’s Day”

 

 Tips for Using Search Engines

 

u Use lowercase letters. This will access documents that include upper and lower case letters.

u Use 5 to 7 keywords to narrow the search.

u Try putting the noun first since the engines tend to rank documents higher using the first term given.

u Use quotation marks to combine key words into phrases. This will produce exact matches.   For example:  "balanced literacy“

u Combine 2 or more concepts in a query by putting + between the word.  For example:  kindergarten + "shared reading"

 

 

 


http://www.google.com

http://www.yahoo.com

http://www.askjeeves.com

http://www.dogpile.com

http://www.yahooligans.com

 

 

6.      Explore some of the sites below. As you find sites you like, bookmark them in your ikeepbookmark account or send the links via email to yourself. You can do this by copying the link and pasting it into the email.

         Teacher Sites to Explore

 

Reader’s Theatre Web Sites

 

http://www.ask.com/main/askJeeves.asp?ask=reader%27s+theater&ori=&qsrc=16&meta=&Image1.x=19&Image1.y=7

http://aaronshep.com/rt/

http://www.loiswalker.com/catalog/guidesamples.html

http://www.loiswalker.com/choralgh.html

http://loiswalker.com/aloud.html

http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/readersmine.htm

http://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/alta/dfuller/charlotte/play.html

 

 

Lesson Plan Sites

 

http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/Home.html

http://teachers.net/lessons/

http://www.col-ed.org/cur/lang.html

http://atozteacherstuff.com/lessonplans/

http://www.lessonplansearch.com/Reading/Primary_K-2/index.html

http://www.eduplace.com/monthlytheme/index.html

http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/wil/rimes_and_rhymes.htm

http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/aesop/aesop3.html

 

 

Game Sites

 

http://www.primarygames.com/

http://www.starfall.com

http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/gooeylo.html

 

Stories on Line

 

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/alphabet/

http://www.storyplace.org/eel/eel.asp?themeID=18

http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html

 

 

Music and Shared Reading Sites

 

http://www.preschooleducation.com/song.shtml

http://www.terry.k12.mt.us/sackman_files/sackman.htm

http://www.teachingheart.net/sing.html

http://www.mybonbon.com/midi-go-round/kiddie.htm

 

 

Authors on the Web

 

http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/authors.html

 

Graphic Organizers

 

http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/index.html

 

 

Parts of Speech Stories

 

http://www.eduplace.com/tales/

http://www.wordcentral.com/

 

Kid Pix

 

http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/sbeck/kid_pix_integration_ideas.htm#Early%20Literacy%20Technology%20Project:

http://www.learningspace.org/tech/tech_skills/kpixslsh.html

http://home.mdt.net.au/~cathy/using_kid_pix_studio.htm

http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/littlekids/archive/kidpix_activities.htm#KP%20Activities

 

Making Leveled Books

http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/littlekids/archive/litinst_creatingtext.htm

http://www.abcteach.com

 

Miscellaneous Sites

 

http://www.alphabet-soup.net/

http://www.ikeepbookmarks.com

 

Charlotte’s Web Links

http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/charlotte/sites.htm

 

 

Additional Information

 

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  Apple + shift 3...go to hard drive and look for file that says picture 1.

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