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Winnipeg student uses iPad to speak first words

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Eight months ago, seven-year-old Jade Forscutt couldn’t talk to her classmates at Samuel Burland School.

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Marcelo Carusso's curator insight, September 24, 2013 8:50 AM

great !!! 

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, September 24, 2013 11:51 AM

This is wonderful.  The advantages of technology in assisting those with disabilities cannot be underscored enough. You should see what a colleague of my wife is doing with Makey Makey in this regard.

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

The Early Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends | Lesson Plans | 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 curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:35 PM

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. 

 

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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40 Things to Do with a Text

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This article was written by Dominic Braham and Anthony Gaughan and originally appeared in English Teaching Matters, the English Language Teachers' Associations journal. Before we get started… Wait ...

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, September 16, 2013 9:53 PM

Great thinking skills that don't take much time, but help students learn about how many ways there are to look at text.

Francesc clavera i riera's curator insight, September 22, 2013 11:58 AM

Interessant per al tractament de les llengües a l'aula....

 

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Phonics Studio - A Great App for Learning to Pronounce Words

Phonics Studio - A Great App for Learning to Pronounce Words | Lesson Plans | 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.

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Sites for Teachers

Sites For Teachers -- Hundreds of Educational Websites Ranked by Popularity.

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Common Core recognizes three tiers of vocabulary

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3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift

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The Common Core identifies six instructional shifts needed to effectively implement the standards in ELA/Literacy. Shift 6 suggests an instructional change in
the teaching of Academic Vocabulary.


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:24 AM

For many schools explicit vocabulary instruction may represent a quick-win in building literacy skills. Teachers already teach Tier 1 and Tier 3 vocabulary. Tier 2 vocabulary should be the focus of school wide efforts to improve reading and literacy skills.


The Common Core recognizes three tiers of vocabulary.

Tier 1

Words acquired through every day speech, usually learned in the early grades.

Tier 2

Academic words that appear across all types of text. These are often precise words that are used by the author in place of common words. (i.e. gallop instead of run). They change meaning with use.

Tier 3

Domain specific words” that are specifically tied to content. (i.e. Constitution, lava) These are typically the types of vocabulary words that are included in glossaries, highlighted in textbooks and address by teachers. They are considered difficult words important to understanding content.