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The Early Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends

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And when I had to explain why iPod didn’t start with an upper case letter the way proper nouns usually did, well, I decided all of the rules were up for grabs. The changes I have mentioned are rather superficial, but they are indicators of a large shift that has been taking place in the way that I teach literacy.


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Having students use technology in many different ways is a great idea. My children enjoy being able to video chat and skype with their daddy because he is overseas, and they study different words or lessons that they are going over to not only keep him involved but also so they can have the experience of having their daddy help them with school work as well. 

 

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360Logica's comment, September 19, 2013 2:17 PM
nice post
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Peter Lanigan's curator insight, September 23, 2013 4:06 AM

This is also interesting for adult literacies.

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Enjoy and learn ツ: PHONICS

Enjoy and learn ツ: PHONICS | First Grade Learning How to Blend Words | Scoop.it
The goal of phonics is to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out, or in phonics terms, blending the sound-spelling patterns. Since it ...

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The Early Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends

The Early Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends | First Grade Learning How to Blend Words | Scoop.it

And when I had to explain why iPod didn’t start with an upper case letter the way proper nouns usually did, well, I decided all of the rules were up for grabs. The changes I have mentioned are rather superficial, but they are indicators of a large shift that has been taking place in the way that I teach literacy.


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Sabrina Faulkner's insight:

Having students use technology in many different ways is a great idea. My children enjoy being able to video chat and skype with their daddy because he is overseas, and they study different words or lessons that they are going over to not only keep him involved but also so they can have the experience of having their daddy help them with school work as well. 

 

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360Logica's comment, September 19, 2013 2:17 PM
nice post
ELC Language School's curator insight, September 21, 2013 3:43 PM

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Peter Lanigan's curator insight, September 23, 2013 4:06 AM

This is also interesting for adult literacies.

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Technology in language learning | British Council Voices

Technology in language learning | British Council Voices | First Grade Learning How to Blend Words | Scoop.it
Gary Motteram, editor of Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching, explains how the arrival of digital technologies in the classroom has helped learning.

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Technology does help learning in the classroom because there are so many ways to go about using a device to get the material across to all the students in the class. I also think that since technology is all around us, that children are starting to learn at younger ages. 

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Joe Pereira's curator insight, September 19, 2013 7:08 PM

A useful publication edited by a true expert in the field, detailing case studies from teachers who actually walk the walk. Of particular interest is the section on Digital game-based learning, covering Kyle Mawer (of Digital Play (2011) fame)'s use of walkthroughs and of course, my own use of parser-based Interactive Fiction in the language classroom (pages 34-35). Read the PDF online here:

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/C607%20Information%20and%20Communication_WEB%20ONLY_FINAL.pdf

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Kleinspiration: An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!

Kleinspiration: An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder! | First Grade Learning How to Blend Words | Scoop.it

"FluencyFinder http://www.fluencyfinder.com/ the popular educational iOS app for determining Reading Fluency has just recently released their long awaited update.  

What is FluencyFinder?  FluencyFinder is a fantastically simple teaching tool for educators wanting to assess student’s Reading Level (Grades 1st-8th).  This is done by printing out a Reading passage (6 per grade level w/ more on the way) and then having the student read while following along on an iOS device (iPad/iPhone).  The teacher will begin the assessment by starting the app timer and then tap (+) or (-) as a student makes or corrects a mistake.  When the student is finished the teacher will end the timer and then press the finish assessment button to get instant real-time results.  These detailed results will include WPM, word counts, number of mistakes and more."


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Cheryl Turner's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:00 PM

this looks good but it needs to be available for android

Gabrielle Dunn's curator insight, September 10, 2013 11:49 PM

This a great tool that teachers can use in the classroom to assess reading fluency. The app will provide information on where mistakes were made which will allow teachers to get a more detailed report on a students reading ability. This can then go on to determine reading groups in the classroom and will allow the teacher to work with students to improve in areas they struggle with.

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Phonics Studio - A Great App for Learning to Pronounce Words

Phonics Studio - A Great App for Learning to Pronounce Words | First Grade Learning How to Blend Words | Scoop.it

"Phonics Studio is a free iPad app that has received glowing reviews from speech-language pathologists. The app provides more than 2,500 flashcards that students can use to practice pronouncing more than 200 sounds. After opening the app students select a letter from the alphabet then a sound. Each sound has a collection of flashcards. To practice pronunciation students can listen to a recording and then create their own recordings (open the preferences panel to turn on the built-in recordings). The person working with a student can mark the student’s recording correct or incorrect."


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Sabrina Faulkner's comment, September 19, 2013 9:29 PM
This is a great application to use! My son currently uses this app and I can tell that while he enjoys it, he is also learning.
Mike Dilger's curator insight, September 22, 2013 6:02 AM

May be useful for some classrooms.

Flávia Rodrigues Nunes's curator insight, November 19, 2014 9:41 PM

Good suggestion for begginers!! Phonics Studio makes learning how to pronounce words fun!! 2,500 gougeous flash cards with new vocabulary are presented for students, that can improve also their pronunciation!