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How to Integrate Technology to Improve Reading Comprehension in Elementary School Students

This presentation was created by Team 6 for a professional development unit, for ETC 585 - Spring 2013

Maria Charles

on 25 February 2013

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Transcript of How to Integrate Technology to Improve Reading Comprehension in Elementary School Students

What Resources Do We Need? Testing Our Goals 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Have we accomplished our goals? Go at it alone.....
Start by reviewing the following book:
Using the provided lesson plan templates, individually develop a Write2Learn lesson plan considering the following:
Technology integration
Improving reading comprehension in elementary-aged children
Increasing higher-order thinking skills and metacognition Have we accomplished our goals? Let's put our brains together....
Start by reviewing the following book:
Split up into groups of 2-3 people. Each group will develop a WebQuest activity that would best improve reading comprehension with one of the following types of students:
Special education, English Language Learner, Resource, Traditional Presentation Outline Goals and Objectives
What will we accomplish?
Testing Our Goals
Have we accomplished our goals?
Learning Experiences
What will we need to do to accomplish our goals? How Can I Integrate Technology Into My Classroom?! Formative Assessments Testing given during instruction
Allows for immediate feedback, which in turn allows for adjustment in the instructional approach to accomplish intended educational goals
Typically informal
Allows for student's self-assessment Formative Assessment examples:
One minute paper
Peer assessment
Concept mapping
Cooperative groups
Puzzles In order to successfully integrate technology into your classroom, every teacher will need a number of tools, resources, and a certain level of proficiency with technology. Have we accomplished our goals? Future....
In two weeks each teacher will meet with their school's educational coach for a follow-up. The coach will use a checklist from the Common Core Standards to assess how each teacher has incorporated technology into their curriculum. Sample checklist: http://www.thecurriculumcorner.com/wp-content/pdf/4th%20Grade%20Reading.pdf How to Integrate Technology to Improve Reading Comprehension in Elementary School Students Sample Lesson Plan Informs an instructor what the student has learned during the program
Usually administered at the end of unit/chapter, course, or program
Designed to evaluate whether the student has acquired the skills the program intended to teach
Typically a formal process
Provides an overall picture of performance Summative Assessments Summative Assessment examples:
State mandated testing
District benchmarking assessments
Mid-term semester exams
Final semester exams
Entrance exams (SAT or ACT)
National Exams
End-of-unit or chapter exams Testing Our Goals There are plenty of free, incredibly user-friendly resources out there to help teachers integrate technology into their classroom. This professional development unit will focus on two:
Write2Learn - a web-based application used to enhance reading comprehension. This application enables students to improve their reading and writing skills through providing instruction and immediate feedback. Both students and teachers are able to receive real-time reports outlining the student’s progress through tracking writing submission, and performing content analysis for copied text and spelling errors.
WebQuests - an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the Internet. Goals and Objectives Gain the knowledge and resources needed to successfully implement technology into the curriculum
Develop skills to help students improve their reading comprehension skills by incorporating new and engaging, technology-based activities
Enhance the skills needed to successfully teach to a culturally diverse group of students Other Resources to help integrate technology into the classroom:
Knowledge about various information technology, i.e., computers, software applications, video, visual/audio multimedia, telecommunications
Online resources with sample lesson plans, such as:
http://www.microsoft.com/Education/en-us/teachers/plans/Pages/index.aspx Don't forget that in order to be effective teachers, we must also be learners. We must empower ourselves with the knowledge to teach new and engaging material, that both challenges and encourages our students learning.

There is no teaching until the pupil is brought into the same state or principle in which you are; a transfusion takes place; he is you, and you are he; then is a teaching; and by no unfriendly chance or bad company can he ever lose the benefit.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson References References cont'd To Integrate WebQuests:
For creating - teacher will need access to a computer with word processing software and Internet access (to utilize WebQuest templates)
For implementing - student's will need a computer/laptop or other web-enabled device
Please refer to the following document for more information:
https://docs.google.com/a/nau.edu/file/d/0B_hmFlV7_C5Lei02MDFPcnlYLUU/edit?usp=sharing To integrate Write2Learn:
Computer/Laptop or other web enabled device for student’s and teacher
Student and teacher accounts to Write2Learn
Lesson Plan
Reading material that will be used for the lesson
Please refer to the following document for more information:
https://docs.google.com/a/nau.edu/file/d/0B_hmFlV7_C5LeWZmd0NuT2dzNHM/edit?usp=sharing Afghanistan Medical Education Community. (n.d.). Formative and Summative Evaluation. Retrieved from: http://amec.glp.net/c/document_library/get_file?p_l_id=844072&folderId=754745&name=DLFE-20967.pdf
Landauer, T. K., Lochbaum, K. E., & Dooley, S. (2009). A New Formative Assessment Technology for Reading and Writing. Theory Into Practice, 48(1), 44-52. Retrieved from: http://web.ebscohost.com.libproxy.nau.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=93e01a03-78dd-4b87-bf99-624ddc443ea9%40sessionmgr14&vid=7&hid=10
National Association for the Education of Young Children. (2012). Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Program Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/content/technology-and-young-children Strickland, J. (2005). Using webquests to teach content: Comparing instructional strategies.Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 5(2), 138-148.
Stinson, A.D. (2003, March). Encouraging the use of technology in the classroom: The WebQuest connection. Reading Online, 6(7). Available: http://www.readingonline.org/articles/art_index.asp?HREF=stinson/ Have we accomplished our goals? Use the following rubric to perform a self-assessment of your knowledge:
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