Chapter 4: "The New Literacies and English Learners" Beth…
Chapter 4: "The New Literacies and English Learners" Beth Bartone
Technologies that are helpful in the ESL classroom
Class Dojo for Classroom Management
Quizzizz for Vocabulary and Grammar Knowledge
Quia for Homework Practice
Duolingo Language Learning and Practice
Google Classroom for Assignment Management
Which are the additional resources and the tools for teachers?
RSS: To keep track of new information on your favorite sites: This technology does automatically send new information along with feeds as soon as it is posted on your favorite website or blog. p.156
Web 2.0 is the technology that allows interaction and collaboration on websites. These sites allow students to write, read and interact with others on the Internet in and out of the classroom setting. p.145
For videos and podcasts: Podcasts may be thought of as a radio program that can be listened to on a computer or downloaded to an iPod and listened to whenever you want. p.151
Classroom Uses of Videos and Podcasts:Doing an Oral History Project, Creating a News Program, Content Area Project, Download Videos, Making Movies and, Autobiographies of Story Characters. p.151
Wikis: A Wiki is website in which students and others can collaborate on projects, essays, story writing, and books. They can revise and edit work and even supplement videos, and pictures and links if they want to. p.148
Classroom uses for wikis: Collaboration on Book Reports, Writing articles and projects, Group projects, Creating classroom rules, Joining a group, creating a dictionary or glossary
Teachers can use social networking to serve in academic learning, networking with other teachers and restrict the internet access to students. p.155
Blogs: Online journals expressing ideas, reflections,and questions having to do with a particular topic. Blogs are interactive in the manner that others can post responses. p.146
Classroom uses for blogs: Sharing thoughts on a current topic, Learning Logs, Literature response journals, Portfolios, Classroom Management, Videos, TV, or Photos, Class debates and discussion, Responses to Music.
How many Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 can be used in academic learning
Web 1.0 is a technology that allows us to access information on the internet. There are different ways to assist students be efficient users of the Internet.
Individual and Group Research Projects:Students can work on their projects that fall within the context of the teachers curriculum and instruction goals, students may be able to select topics to research individually or within groups with teacher guidance. p.144
Webquests: teacher developed inquiry-oriented lessons that require a student to study and follow certain lesson guidelines using the Internet. p.144
Scavanger Hunts can be a good and fun way to introduce students to the Internet and help them become more efficient. p.144
How can we as teachers use technology to differentiate instruction for English learners? The web offers scaffolding for comprehension purposes.
How can we help students use the Internet effectively and safely?
Students should take a critical stance as they read information on the web and decide whether to use it or not by checking bias, stance, reliability, and accuracy. p.140-141
See "Safe Practice on the Internet" chart on page 139
Students can find websites which provide pictures, dramatizations, graphs and some other forms of nonverbal cues to meaning. p.141
Student may also replay voice explanations of they do not catch the meaning the first time,just as we can reread text if we don't understand it. p.141
English learners can find information offered in modified English, such as Simple English Wikipedia. p.141
Students may find information on the web in their primary languages, or they might use language translators to facilitate comprehension of the more complex online texts. p.141
Web reading offers hyperlinks, which offer definitions and broader explanations for those that need them,building vocabulary and background knowledge. p.141
What are the new literacies for the 21st-century technologies?
Four basic assumptions from p. 134-135
New skills,disposition,strategies, social practices required by new technologies for info and communication
New literacies are central to full participation in the global community
New literacies regularly change as their defining technologies change.
New literacies are multifaceted and benefit from multiple points of view