Technology in English/Lang. Arts

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  1. scooter503

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    Last year was my first year teaching middle school Lang. Arts. All teachers in my school have a mimio if they choose to use it. I made use of mine, but not as much as I would like to (I spent all my free time becoming familiar with the curriculum). I really want to incorporate more technology into my class next year, but I'm finding it hard to come up with ideas for Lang. Arts. Someone mentioned to me at a class I was taking today about "publishing" on wikis? Can anyone explain this to me? Also, does anyone else have ideas for incorporating more technology into an English class? I also teach a reading class, so ideas for that are also welcome.

    Thanks in advance!!!
     
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    I have my students use my smartboard (you could do this with a mimio) to match vocabulary words with pictures/definitions

    We also read stories and highlight examples of figurative language.

    I have my students blog about books that they read, kind of like a book review.
     
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    not sure if this is what you mean by technology, but this is a great website and tool. I use it for my history courses as well

    http://www.wordle.net/

    it's a great tool ~ and if you google "teaching (insert novel name) using Wordle" you will get lots of lesson plans
     
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    Glogster.com (you can get an educator account)

    Publishing on a wiki just means creating a wiki and letting your students add content (is my guess) ... there are all kinds of free wiki building (or blog building) tools online.

    Also, check out the English Companion Ning for all kinds of ideas.
     
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    Some of the technology I've used this year with my grade 7 and 8 students:
    - document camera
    - Wordle
    - Wall Wisher
    - BitStrips
    - Moodle (post assignments, discussion forum)
    - Glogster
    - PowerPoint
    - Photo Story
    - Audacity
    - Publisher
     
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    I would also suggest you get a Diigo account and join some English educator groups. I get the best ideas from them.

    Another favorite source for me is Free Technology for Teachers. He sends out daily emails with new ideas and websites!
     
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    I checked both out. Thanks for the info!:)
     
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    I checked this out and really like it! I sent the link to all the LA teachers in my school.
     
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    Thank you kindly.

    I intend to add a bunch more over the summer.

    :)
     
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    I use GoogleForms to make online quizzes.
     
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    I'm cheerfully eavesdropping.
     
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    I'm going to a 3 day technology workshop in a couple of weeks--I'm hoping to add to my repertoire!
     
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    Looks great-what grade level is this for?
     
  16. Mr. Mortini

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    Well, I made them for my 7th and 8th grade
    students,

    but I suppose they'd be appropriate
    for grades 6 and up,
    and possibly younger if your students
    are bright.
     
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    Thanks for all the ideas so far. I've already checked out the quizzes and Wordle. Can't wait to check out the rest!
     
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    Would love to see more suggestions here!
     

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