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Technology Tools to Support Reading and Writing in the Elementary Classroom

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Technology Tools to Support Reading and Writing in the Elementary Classroom

 

June 26th

Pleasant  Plains Elementary School

9:00 - 11:00

 

Instructor: Ashley Schoen

 

 


 

Workshop Description: Participants will explore the ways in which online resources like Nettrekker, BrainPop, TumbleBooks, MS Word,and MS PowerPoint can support reading and writing in the elementary classroom.

 

Outcome:  Participants will increase skills in the use and integration of technology in classroom instruction.

 

Indicator: Participants will identify ways in which technology tools for reading and writing can be used in their instructional practice.  Participants will create a lesson activity and/or template to be used in classroom instruction. 

 

Prerequisite Skills:

Fundamentals of PC, Telecommunications – Email, Telecommunications – World Wide Web, and Word Processing.

 


 Available Tools and Resources 

 

Baltimore County Public Schools Databases 

BCPS Library Information Services Page "Using Multimedia and Web 2.0 Tools" Chart & Info

 

Required Tools

Reading Tools

Writing Tools

Microsoft  Word (Comments, AutoSummarize, Readability Statistics, Track Changes)

Sample to work with: 

           White Tailed Deer

VisualThesaurus 

Word Clouds-

 Wordle  Website 

Tagxedo   Webpage

                   Info Page

(101 Ways to Use Tagxedo)

Microsoft PowerPoint (Text Box Object)

Sample to work with:

           Baseball 

Vocab Grabber 

Voki 

netTrekker

****netTrekker Search is changing at the end of July 2012****

Audacity

MakeBeliefsComix

BrainPop Jr. and BrainPop 

 

TimeToast

Tumblebooks

 

ClassTools.net

   

KidBlog 

   

PBWorks Wiki 

  • *There is a 2 hour workshop available on this topic
   

 

   

Programs- 

Kidspiration 

  • (More Info)
  •  *There is a 2 hour workshop available on this topic

 

Pixie 3 

  • (More Info
  • *There is a 2 hour workshop available on this topic

 


 


 

Resources

21st Century Skills and Environments.doc

Levels of Implementation of Technology and Information Literacy Integration.doc

Agenda_Technology Tools to Support Reading and Writing in the Elementary Classroom.docx

InstructorGuide_TechToolsElementary.doc

 

 

If you have already seen this video, take some time to explore Cast Learning Tools

 

 

Exit Ticket- How will you use these technology tools to enhance reading and writing in your classroom ?   Add your ideas to this Google Doc.

 

 

 

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