First Presented at ISTE 2012, then again in August for Central Okanagan Teachers Association Summer Conference.
Empower students to grow as readers and writers. Learn about 10+ apps that will engage hesitant readers and writers in listening, creating, and publishing their writing.
Presentation Slides –
Handouts Empower Oral Fluency, Reading, Writing with Apps
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Build Oral Fluency with Technology
Engage students with technology tools that focus on building student literacy. Explore a variety of tools to enhance oral fluency opportunities.
Building the background for this presentation includes:
Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning and Creativity. by Jason Ohler
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms – by Will Richardson
Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century by David Warlick
and synthesis from
Effectiveness of PALS programs in British Columbia – http://www.2010legaciesnow.com/pals/
Effectiveness of Strong Start Programs in British Columbia – http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/early_learning/strongstart_bc/
– Discussion of Oral Fluency as it relates Oral Proficiency
“However, research tells us that up to 40% of these students arrive on their first day of school a year to two behind in this development. Some of their social, behavioural and learning difficulties are so severe that it will effect their entire schooling experience. Children who demonstrate these learning and social challenges at age five are more likely to drop out of high school than those who come ready to learn.
A child’s first five years are magical ones for development. Children’s earliest experiences and environment set the stage for their later development and success in school and in life.”
Accessed – October 2010 – http://www.dsbn.edu.on.ca/schools/heximer/documents/jan09.pdf