ICT Tools for Literacy

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1. ICT Tools for Literacy Learning ByJenny Deed & Nadine Mackereth 2. The Gloss -Aim: to improveVocabulary. -Created with Comic Life -Focuses on meaning and pronunciation 3. Scholastic Story Starter For juniors that cant type you can print out bank templates. Adjustable for all levels Very engaging - Exciting way to start a writing lesson. Re-usable Can be adapted to suit what you want eg. Letter writing. 4. Scholastic Story Starter Pick a format for your story. Students may either type their story and print or print the template. 5. fotobabble Website:http://www.fotobabble.com Allows you to record voice onto photos Possible uses: -getting students to talk about their artwork -book reviews -extending a gloss-explaining a math's strategy 6. Wallwisher Online Notice Board Reading Comprehension (Teacher Inquiry) Spelling Pre and post assessments. Habits of Mind Current Events Examples Blend of the Week How may words can you think of that contain the blend bl? 7. Wallwisher Comprehension Questions Students answer a question (literal or inferential) about their reader by posting their answer on wallwisher. Brainstorming Could use wallwisher to brainstorm ideas or words etc. 8. Spelling Animations Tools used: Digital cameras, Modelling clay & iMovie 9. Kid Pix Kid Pix is an artwork / drawing program aimed at children. Draw pictures. Create animations. Record voices. Slideshow Focus:Fluency, expression, phrasing Students record themselves reading their guided book.This could be individually or as a group (each read a page).Students illustrate their page and put into a slideshow. Students then listen to themselves and reflect on their learning intention. 10. Into the Book Focus: To practise the Use ofReading strategies Ties in very well with Sheena Camerons strategies http://reading. ecb .org/ 11. Story Jumper Publish your own book. Place for students to create and publish their own stories. Create e-books. This website includes tutorials. 12. Writing Fun -Interactive exemplars for writing -A variety of different levels and genres Available http://www. writingfun .com/writingfun2010.html 13. Wordle Could use as display lists in your classroom. For example:Words to use instead of said etc. Students could make a story using all the words in the wordle picture. Put the students story into wordle and see which words are the largest (this means that they were used a lot) therefore this could show their next learning step. 14. Easi-Speaks Easi-Speaks lets you record up to 4 hours of audio, then download the files to your computer. Simple to use, even for the youngest students! Perfect for all kinds of oral language activities, memorization of math facts, digital portfolio assessment, and more 15. Using the Easi-Speaks in Inquiry Learning / Learning Model. School Wide Inquiry - Migration Year 2-3 Team focused on Bird Migration Community Open Day - Students sharetheir inquiry learning with parents / family members. We had been focusing onasking questions and gathering information from various sources. 16. Build Your Wild Self Students create a Wild Self picture. Use picture to motivate the children with their writing. Helps visual learners to structure their ideas. Using SOLO Extended Abstract I can describe many features of my wild self and explain why I have these features and reflect on what it is like to be like that. Relational I can describe many features of my wild self and explain why I have these features. Multi-structural I can describe two or more features of my wild self. Uni-structural I can describe one feature of my wild self. Pre-structural I need help to write about my wild self.