Problem: Students are having trouble with English Fluency (Grades 7-12 for Jonesboro Public Schools)
Technology: ELLIS leverages the power of technology to move your English language learners toward basic English fluency. Lessons are designed to inspire confidence by moving learners immediately from observer to participant. The software offers students over 1000 hours of interesting and interactive material for students of all levels. Teachers can manage student achievement and create reports.
Integration Strategy: This software can be installed in classrooms or computer labs. Students can be offered independent time to work with the software.
Relative Advantage: Students receive individualized instruction based on their needs.
Expected Outcome: Students will improve their english fluency.
Problem: 1st grade student just moved into the area and does not know any english. (Grades K-3)
Technology: FunSchool.com offers many opportunites for non-english speaking students to get a grasp on the english alphabet. Teach Me ABC's lets students see the letter and click on the letter and objects that begin with that letter to hear their name and see how it is spelled. First letter of the word and the alphabet letter are the same color (red) to show association.
Integration Strategy: Set up a computer center in your classroom for the new student to interact with this game.
Relative Advantage: Students can work independently when daily activities are beyond the scope of the students knowledge.
Expected Outcome: Students will recognize the english alphabet and be able to choose daily objects that begin with various letters.
Problem: Students need a variety of ways to practice english skills (Grades K-12)
Technology: SMART Notebook software features a multitude of interactive tools and a comprehensive library of learning resources to help you energize lessons and bring learning to life. And when you combine the software with a SMART Board interactive whiteboard, lessons become hands-on, interactive experiences.
Integration Strategy: Use the lesson activity toolkit to create games for students to use to reinforce language learning skills. These "games" can be created to use independently or as a group collaboratively.
Relative Advantage: Keeps students focused on learning tasks.
Expected Outcome: Students will increase language skills.
Problem: Students need to make a connection to the english language and the world around them. (Grades 4-6)
Technology: Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application that offers templates to make the program easy to use. Easily create brochures, business cards, calendars, e-mail, flyers, greeting cards, labels, letters, or newscards.
Integration Strategy: Student will create a flyer for a restaurant using vocabulary and images for food items in english.
Relative Advantage: Increased student motivation, students get exposure to technology
Expected Outcome: Students will learn to read and write the english names for foods and associate them with the correct image with accuracy.