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2 Engaging Students with Instructional Technology Wendy Phillips Belview Elementary & Radford University Belview Elementary & Radford University Literacy Specialist Adjunct Faculty Literacy Specialist Adjunct Faculty 2013 VSTE Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2013 NRVRC Reading Teacher of the Year

3 Objective: Climbing New Heights to Literacy

4 Today’s Meet Helps you embrace the and connect with your audience in realtime. Today’s Meet Helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in realtime.

5 Why Engage with Instructional Technology Allows differentiation and modifications to tailor and customize learning Promotes interactive learning Enhances student engagement Allows global collaboration and professional learning communities Creates a community of learners Gives Access to a wealth of resources

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8 Differentiate Instruction Built –in features make iPad easier to use for students who have a vision impairment, are deaf or hard of hearing, or have a physical or learning disability.

9 ecial-education/ios/ ecial-education/ios/ iPads offer assistive features that have changed the learning landscape for students with special needs. These innovative technologies allow every student to experience the fun and function of iOS.

10 Learning and Literacy education/ios/#learning education/ios/#learning

11 Goodnight iPad

12 Plethora of instructional technology and internet resources to teach the building blocks of literacy instruction phonemic awareness phonics (word study & spelling) fluency vocabulary development comprehension oral language written communication

13 Phonemic Awareness the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sound phonemes * Phonemes are the smallest parts of sound in a spoken word that make a difference in a word’s meaning Phonics Fun Free 4 challenging levels per app 1-6

14 Phonemic Awareness Reading Raven $3.99 Early phonological awareness and phonics right up to reading full sentences while integrating printing skills and teaching through games

15 Phonics (Word Study & Spelling) Magnetic Letters Free Movebale letters and numbers. Great to practice words study

16 Phonics (Word Study & Spelling) Involves the relationship between sounds and written words. It focuses on teaching sound- spelling relationships and is associated with print Word Wizard $2.99 Talking Movable Alphabet & Spelling Tests

17 Fluency Ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with expression. It provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension. Audio Memos Free Record high quality audio and email results to track fluent reading

18 Vocabulary Development Related to reading comprehension The Opposites Free Challenges children to match up pairs of opposing words in increasingly difficult levels and includes a customized dictionary of word meanings and synonyms in a child-friendly format far easier to use than traditional paper dictionaries.

19 Comprehension A complex cognitive and active process that requires interaction between the reader and the text. Popplet Free Allows students to create concept maps and with the inclusion of images, links, and video. It’s very appealing for use as a tool for organizing one’s thoughts about the books they are reading and sharing those thoughts with others.


21 Oral Language The building block for establishing success in all areas of literacy. Oral language includes behaviors, vocabulary, language structures, & speech sounds. Toontastic Free Creative Learning tool that empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their own stories and it teaches key storytelling principles

22 Written Language When writing, children draw on knowledge they have gained from reading. Story Buddy $4.99 Create stories with drawings, photos, text, and audio recording! Share your book through printing, email, and iBooks.

23 Augmented Reality App Aurasma uses advanced image and pattern recognition to blend the real-world with rich interactive content such as videos and animations called “Auras”. Free

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27 Record of Reading An electronic form for taking a running record. provides embedded formulas for the accuracy and self-correction rate (no need for a calculator!), but of course, the teacher does all the coding and analysis. it can be saved in a file or emailed. records the student’s voice while the teacher simultaneously takes the record. When replaying the running record, the oral reading and the record are synced. FREE

28 Edmodo Assignments, small groups, quick formative assessments, grading, collaboration with students, parents & other teachers FREE


30 Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders and access anywhere. FREE Evernote


32 Create a Personal Learning Community (PLC) Twitter - wendynpTwitter Pinterest - wendynphillipsPinterest

33 Air Server Enjoy the freedom to move around the classroom and wirelessly display content from your iPad. $3.99 for 20+ licenses or $14.99 individual


35 Please use Today’s Meet as your exit ticket to leave feedback and offer suggestions

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