past literacy technology used books and writing to convey information teachers used chalk board...
Past Literacy Technology Used books and writing to convey information Teachers used chalk board for lessons No computers meant limited communication and classroom resources Limited resources presented a 1-style learning approach by teachers Visual learners and people with learning disabilities “left behind” IBM comes out with computer in 1981 Not until 1990’s with internet advances are schools able to harness its power in the classroom
•Easy and low cost way for students to learn, eliminating cost of books•Teachers can put information online for students allowing easy access to assignments •Teacher can update course information creating little if any confusion to students•Flexibility of internet enables teachers to use it in anyway they wish
-Teachers can show clips of films as well as pictures of places related to their curriculum
•Allows for learning for students in distant and disadvantaged locations•Email allows for easy communication between students and teachers
•Parents can communicate with teachers without ever stepping foot in the school
•Students have access to million of documents of information worldwide for school work•Online databases and programs give students a libraries worth of information at a click of a button•Gives students ability to learn about other cultures and places without ever leaving the classroom
-American students can learn of cultures countries away from their classroom seat
Internet in Today’s Classroom
•With a growing number of multi-aged, English as a Second Language (ESL) students, schools around the country need an affective way to teach English.
Rosetta Stone is the leading language-learning software in
the world. Rosetta Stone’s easy to use interactive technology
makes learning a new language fun!
•To ensure success of their students, some schools have adopted Rosetta Stone.
Here are some Case Studies and articles written by Rosetta Stone users: http://www.rosettastone.com/schools/what-people-say/case-studies
"Rosetta Stone provided the rare learning experience that was truly
visually engaging and verbally interactive."
—Linda Materna, Chair, Dep. of Foreign Language and Literature, Rider
• YouTube is a wonderful resource to use videos to teach.
• People post videos teaching others how to dance, do makeup and even play the piano.
Throw away your chalkboards, these
interactive whiteboards have recently become the “it” thing in today’s
classrooms. A few years back they were only available at Universities and Tech-Savvy schools. Today it is common to see them
in Kindergarten classrooms!
What is a Smart Board?
A Smart Board is a digital whiteboard that has a
touch screen. It is connected to a computer
that projects it’s information onto the
•Smart Boards are a friendly way to incorporate new technology into
•Teachers can download
programs or find websites that provide lesson
plans, interactive sites, and games
for the Smart Board!
Check them out! http://www.waukeshaschools.com/WIT/smartboard/specificapps.htm
• Skype is a unique tool that allows for video calls and messaging.
• Students who have to stay home from school can call into class so they don't miss any crucial material.
• The versatility of Skype is one of it's best features as a teaching resource.
Microsoft Office is a set of three different desktop
applications. •Microsoft Word•Microsoft Excel
•Microsoft Power Point
Each of these features help setup and format written
documents, presentations, spread sheets and much
When these programs are used in the
classroom it allows for a more organized and interesting way
to apply information! •Microsoft Word teaches students the proper way to format papers and documents. •Microsoft Excel keeps teachers and administrators organized when heading classrooms and schools.
•Microsoft Power Point creates a fun and entreating way to give a presentation or lesson!