Technology and English language learners

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  • 1. Technology Corina Garza Ana Villegas
  • 2. Internet Access Internet Access: White 46% Hispanic 23% Black 23% Education: 65% of college graduates have internet access 11.7% below a high school education
  • 3. Purpose Providing equal opportunity Bilingual technology programs Technology benefits the following: core subjects learning and innovation skills information, media, and technology life and career skills
  • 4. Multiple opportunities Language learning activities + technology = negotiation of meaning (second language acquisition)
  • 5. Technology and Related Applications Synchronous: chat that provides ELLs with the opportunity for authentic negotiation of meaning with native speaking peers and support from ESL teachers When given the opportunity to participate in chat students used more complex sentences in the target language (Coniam & Wong, 2004) Audio/Video: skype, voicethread, voxopop
  • 6. Wikis: provide users with a space for publishing content including texts, images, and hyperlinks in a collaborative environment diting, publishing, and peer-review ELLs: they allow students to engage in activities and negotiate meaning with their native speaking peers with support from the teacher Web 2.0: involves applications that allows and encourages users to collaborate and share information online Helps for collaboration Sharing literacy skills
  • 7. Podcasts: digital audio or video files that can be downloaded Teachers can create podcasts that include class lectures, materials, and presentations ELLs: enhance comprehension of content, work on their own pace, helps with pronunciation, practice as they record and listen to themselves speak, and make improvements Two types of podcasts: gapcasts and Gcast
  • 8. Blogs: consists of series of entries written by an individual or group and published on a website It can include images, video, and audio Theyre interactive in that readers may respond and comment to blog entries ELLs: Good for development of writing, they can receive feedback from teacher, and native speaking peers Reaffirm the ELLs identity, making them feel recognized and part of the community Three different types of blogs: edublogs, blogger, and livejournal
  • 9. Description of Instructional Strategies Build vocabulary Find out what students know Review the basics Use props and demonstrations Check comprehension Use handouts Visuals of the technology device Getting to know your Technology Device Create simple assignments for beginners Work with known information Easily understood material are more effective
  • 10. Limitations Teacher Buy-In Lack of computers Lack of internet access
  • 11. Technology and English language learners
  • 12. Extended practice time Use pair and group work Establish meaningful goals Teach students to consider the source
  • 13. Instructional Leadership Support teachers instructional methods and their modifications Allocate resources and materials Frequently visit classrooms for instructional purpose Solicit and provide feedback on instructional methods and techniques Use data to improve curriculum or instruction approach for student achievement Use data and faculty input to determine staff development that strengthen teachers instructional skills
  • 14. Conclusion Students need to be, parallel to their learning of technology, acquiring an ability for self-discovery, self awareness, understanding of others and certainly high levels of critical reasoning. -Alma Flor Ada


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