Presentation on theme: "Christina Grande Nicole Tracy Solomon Hill. Defined as the ability to read and write, as well as comprehend and interpret the text the student reads."— Presentation transcript:
Christina Grande Nicole Tracy Solomon Hill
Defined as the ability to read and write, as well as comprehend and interpret the text the student reads. Technology was not present in classrooms Written text and in-class verbal lectures were the way teachers taught their courses. School expenses were minimal compared to the present. Basic classroom setting: ◦ Blackboard ◦ Books ◦ Desk ◦ Teacher ◦ Students
Defined as the ability to learn, communicate and comprehend from various outlets. Technologies are common in most learning settings. ◦ Even low income schools are receiving technological donations. ◦ This is because technology is becoming an essential tool to building literacy. Teachers are using blogs, websites, etc. to communicate with students and teachers. The amount of money schools spend on technology has skyrocketed from years ago. Basic classroom settings may now include: ◦ Projector and screen ◦ SMART boards ◦ Multiple computers ◦ Multiple outlets for students’ laptops. ◦ Teacher ◦ Students ◦ Desks
Research shows that on average 34% of a school’s budget is spent on technology improvement. ◦ Compared to an average of.02% in 1999 ◦ Average costs for tools for literacy in a modern classroom: ◦ SMART board: $1200-$3000 ◦ LCD Projector: $750-$3000 ◦ PC or Mac: $750-$4000 ◦ Projector Light Bulb: $50-$150 ◦ SMARTboard/SMART5.htm SMARTboard/SMART5.htm
New technology makes it easier for Teachers at any level to communicate with their students outside of class. Ex. Desire2Learn With the rise of literacy being taught with new technology via internet regulation over the internet is done by websites. Ex. TurnItIn.com There are also ways for teachers to teach their class without being in a set classroom, but teaching on an online atmosphere. Ex UniversalClass
literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html These are modern day websites that our used by teachers and students. These websites excluding the teachers website (sitesforteachers) allow students to take part in literacy activities and allows a chance to be educated on various forms of learning about literacy.
Expands students’ literacy skills by giving them more opportunities to understand and communicate in new ways. Allows teachers to become more creative in their individual teaching styles. Engages and challenges students.
Huge added expense in a school’s budget ◦ technologies are evolving and becoming more advanced, school budgets are getting cut in many schools. Constant training for teachers Can be a distraction for students in a classroom Not all countries have access to technology and therefore cannot evolve their literacy in the same way.