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Embracing Technology in the ESL Classroom Creating Engaging and Challenging Standards-Based ESL Lessons Using Multiple Technologies Marybeth Hegel Jenny Murphy Rowan University

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Embracing Technology in the ESL Classroom

Creating Engaging and Challenging Standards-Based ESL Lessons Using Multiple Technologies

Marybeth HegelJenny Murphy

Rowan University

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Engages students

Differentiate instruction

Learning is three-dimensional

Students develop 21st-century skills

Why Use Technology?

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21st Century Skills: A unified collective vision for learning in which students gain the skills, knowledge and expertise to succeed in work and life.

http://www.p21.org/

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Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes

Digital literacy reaches across disciplines

Prepares students for work and life

Learning and Innovation Skills:◦ Creativity and Innovation◦ Critical Thinking and

Problem Solving◦ Communication and

Collaboration

Information, Media, and Technology Skills◦ Information Literacy◦ Media Literacy◦ ICT (Information,

Communications and Technology) Literacy

http://www.p21.org/

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VoiceThread

Flip Camera

Digital Recorder

Examples of Technology Used

Document Camera

PowerPoint Game

iPod

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http://voicethread.com/

Students write script, upload pictures

and record narrative

Share project and receive comments from other

students, parents and people around the world

Easily differentiated, all can participate

VoiceThread

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WIDA Standard Addressed in VoiceThread Lesson:

Standard 1 – Social and Instructional Language Standard 2 – The Language of Language Arts

NJCCCS Addressed in VoiceThread Lesson: English Language Arts Standards » Writing » Grade 9-10 English Language Arts Standards » Speaking & Listening »

Grade 9-10 English Language Arts Standards » Language » Grade 9-10

WIDA and Core Curriculum Standards

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Video is put directly on to computer

Filmed

◦ Poetry reading: use of headphones

◦ Reading books

◦ High School Skit and High School Poetry

◦ Put videos on YouTube to share with families

Flip Camera

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Used in assessment

Students recorded statements for high

school stop the hate program

Students listen to their own voices and

practice

Digital Recorder

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Other Examples

Interactive, Engaging, and FUN!

iPod◦ Realia: Whale Sounds

Beluga and Humpback

◦ Podcasts Conversations for ESL

classroom

PowerPoint Games◦ Whale Game

◦ Manners Game

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Computers, Internet Document Camera

◦ Students presented sketches for idioms project◦ Share photographs◦ Use as a scanner to save student work for future

use

Digital Camera iClickers, Response Systems SmartBoard

More Technology

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You may have to redo or simplify directions

It may take much longer than you think

Plan extra activities in case technology is not working Students may be shy or hesitant at first

May take more time and preparation, but the students are engaged, may develop a deeper understanding of the subject and they learn how to use technology

21st Century Skills & reinforcing content areas

Lessons Learned

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http://esltechlinks.wikispaces.com/

References and More Information

Marybeth Hegel: [email protected]

Jenny Murphy: [email protected]

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Final Thoughts…

Incorporating technology is not a shifting of paradigm but a blending of the wisdom of

past educational insights with the technologies of today.

Our goal is to create a learning environment that is culturally diverse and globally connected.