Chapter Nine: Teaching and Learning with Technology in English and…
Chapter Nine: Teaching and Learning with Technology in English and Language Arts
Why Use Technology?
To engage students
To teach new literacies
Accommodate different learning styles and disabilities
How to Use Technology?
Find resources to engage multiple learning styles
Find resources to help integrate disabled students into general education classrooms
Find resources to give students better understanding of character motivations and figurative devices
How to Begin Integrating Technology?
Search online for more general resources, such as
, that you can start using right away
Continue looking for more specific tools while students get acclimated to the ones you already found
Start by looking at areas such as vocabulary growth, reading comprehension, and literature
Struggles with Integrating Technology
Lack of resources and funds to implement technology
Disparity between technology at school and at home
Students may require training (such as in typing) to streamline the process
Specific Examples of Integrating Technology
Text-to-speech software to help students with dyslexia
Clips from plays or movie adaptations so the literature comes alive for students
Online literature like the
brings broader opportunities, instead of literature choices being limited to what hard copies the school can afford