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iPads in the Classroom
Transcript of iPads in the Classroom
iPads in the Classroom:
Writing Instruction Today's Agenda Writing in 4th Grade TEKS Graham, S. (1997). Executive control in the revising of students with learning and writing difficulties. Journal of Educational Psychology, 89(2), 223-234. Brief summary of writing strategies
4th Grade Narrative and Expository writing
iPads in the Classroom
Integrating iPad Technology Let's Hear From the Teachers! What is your favorite thing about teaching writing?
Do you currently integrate any type of technology for writing instruction?
What areas do your students struggle most?
Student Clicker Socrative
Enter room number
Wait for instructor. Socrative Interactive
Discussion? Responses iPads in the Classroom (16) Writing/Literary Texts. Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. Students are expected to:
(A) write imaginative stories that build the plot to a climax and contain details about the characters and setting;
(17) Writing. Students write about their own experiences. Students are expected to write about important personal experiences. Expository Writing Organization/Progression Use of organizational strategies
Clear, central idea
All details strongly relate to central idea
Progression of ideas is well controlled Development of Ideas Writer uses specific details and examples
Thoughtful and engaging
May include own experiences or views Use of Langauge/Conventions Purposeful and precise word choice
Maintains appropriate tone
Varied and controlled sentence structure
Incorrect spelling and grammar does not take away from fluency or clarity Narrative Rubric Organization/Progression Structure and purpose is organized and relates to the prompt
Focus is on a specific personal experience
Presentation is well controlled Development of Ideas Specific, well-chosen details
Narrative is thoughtful and engaging
Provides realistic experience
Conveys importance of experience Use of Language/Conventions Word choice is vivid and expressive
Sentences are purposeful and varied
Age appropriate spelling and grammar
Minor errors don't distract from fluency and clarity Purpose and Objectives Purpose Session 1 of this professional development series "Using iPads in the Classroom: Writing" will guide 4th grade teachers through innovative uses of iPad technology applications for classroom writing instruction use. Objectives Better understand 4 evidence-based components of the writing instruction
Analyze the standards for 4th grade narrative and expository writing
Identify students' areas of struggle in your own classroom
Evaluate useful apps for your classroom Evidence-Based Writing Practices Planning, Revising, and Editing Collaboration 21st Century Learning Explicit Instruction Blogs: "For children of the 21st century, technology is like oxygen-a necessary component of their life." (Lacina & Griffith, 2012)
Twitter: Revising and editing to get message to 140 characters. Also includes discussions, debates, and collaboration (Kurtz, 2009)
Graphic Organizers/Notes: Students can use these tools for brainstorming and developing big ideas (Sundeen, 2007). Students' revising skills are limited because of a lack of motivation (Graham, 1997).
Students need specific motivation and praise for their work (Lacina & Griffith, 2012).
Writing Next effect size=.82 (high) (Graham & Perin, 2007). Students can work together plan, revise, and edit texts (Graham & Harris, 2011).
Focus on clarity and mechanical errors collaboratively. (2011)
Writing Next effect size=.75 (Graham & Perin, 2007). Modeling, guided practice,and review. (James, Abbott, & Greenwood, 2001)
Graphic organizers are used as tools for modeling and scaffolding (Lee & Tan, 2010).
Students initially avoid stress of having to think of a topic on their own (Sudheen, 2007) (18) Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. Students are expected to:
(A) create brief compositions that:
(i) establish a central idea in a topic sentence;
(ii) include supporting sentences with simple facts, details, and explanations; and
(iii) contain a concluding statement;
(C) write responses to literary or expository texts and provide evidence from the text to demonstrate understanding. TEKS Released in 2010 (Satariano, 2012).
Students are familiar with other similar technology (Gong & Wallace, 2012).
Teachers concerned about iPad effect on learning, cost, ease of use, and distraction level (2012).
Abundance of educational apps
Curricular integration or individualized intervention (Hutchinson, Beschorner, & Schmidt-Crawford, 2013). Integrating iPad Technology Graphic Organizers iBrainstorm Retrieved from ibrainstormapp.com A simple way to organize thoughts and ideas.
Allows the student to have control over organization and content.
Easy to use: 2 options of sticky note or pen. Popplet Popplet uses boxes to organize thoughts.
Student has control over how content is organized.
Options to change background color, box color, text size, insert pictures, and create connecting lines
Popplet can access photos or students can take new pictures. SimpleMind Easy to connect thoughts for a web.
Heavy instruction not needed.
Colors choices were biggest appeal.
If you have the simplemind desktop on your iPad or computer, it will save there.
Screenshot to save as jpeg Journals Great app for daily journal writing
Has option for a lock code to enter journal
Uses sticky notes and text
Option to sync music from iPad's Music Library
Option to upload pictures or take new picture
Easy calendar view to loop up past entries
Can add stickers and change font
Can add and name multiple entries per day
Very simple and user-friendly Dragon Dictation Simple dictation tool
Needs little instruction
Has option to edit text after it is read using the keyboard
Can upload to email, Facebook, and Twitter
Can choose multiple languages Dictation Inkflow Multiple uses
Free version is very limited ($7.99 Inkflow)
Can export in PDF or JPEG
Can email or tweet creation
Needs abundant instruction and preparation Good Notes Journal or note-taking app
Different colors and backgrounds
Can import or take pictures
Can type using a text box or use a pen
Straightens lines to correct circles, squares, and triangles
Use select tool to rearrange content MindMeister A little more complicated, but end result is clear
Can create a mind map and web
Ability to organize own ideas
Color and background change options
Simple in idea References Resources Youtube- iPadagogy http://www.youtube.com/user/iPadagogy/videos?query=writing Lacina, J., & Griffith, R. (2012). Blogging as a means of crafting writing. The Reading Teacher, 66(4), 316-320. Graham, S., & Harris, K. R. (2011). Writing and students with disabilities. In Kauffman, J. M., & Hallahan, D. P. (Eds.), Handbook of special education (422-423). New York: Routledge. Graham, S., & Perin, D. (2007a). Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high schools. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. Kurtz, J. (2009). Twittering about learning: Using twitter in an elementary school classroom. Horace, 25(1). James, L. A., Abbott, M., & Greenwood, C. R. (2001). How adam became a writer: Winning writing strategies for low-achieving students. Teaching Exceptional Children, 33(3), 30-37. Lee, C. C., & Tan, S. C. (2010). Scaffolding writing using feedback in students' graphic organizers- novice writers' relevance of ideas and cognitive loads. Educational Media International, 47(2), 135-152. Texas Education Agency. Retrieved from http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ 7 Apps That Will Help You Use Your iPad for Writing Projects http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-apps-ipad-writing-projects/ Free iPad Apps for Kids http://www.squidoo.com/free-ipad-apps-for-kids-writing Top 50 Elementary Teacher Blogs http://www.teachercertificationdegrees.com/top-blogs/elementary-teacher/ Evaluation , Responses, and Questions Log on to Socrative for final evaluation Session 2-Using iPads in the Classroom: Comprehension Instruction http://www.techshout.com/features/2012/19/best-ipad-journal-apps/ 6 Best Journaling Apps Screenshot from Inkflow App Screenshot from app Private Journal Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Sudeen, T. H. (2007). So what's the big idea? Using graphic organizers to guide writing for secondary students with learning and behavioral issues. Beyond Behavior, 16(3), 29-34. Hutchison, A., Beschorner, B., & Schmidt-Crawford, D. (2012). Exploring the use of the iPad for literacy learning. The Reading Teacher, 66(1), 15-23. Satariano, A. (2012, October 22). Apple sees schools buoying tablet lead with iPad inclass. Business Week. Retrieved from http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-22/apple-sees-schools-buoying-tablet-lead-with-ipad-in-class#p2