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Technology Integration & Digital Literacy for ESOL LearnersNell Eckersley1This PowerPoint 2


3 IntroductionsWhat do you know about Integrating technology and digital literacy?

What is one thing would you like to take away from this session?4 ObjectivesBe able to list reasons to include technology in your teachingExplores guidelines for planning to integrate technology into instructionIdentify five social media toolsCreate a Technology Integration Action Plan for a unit or lesson that participants select for use with their ESOL students


AgendaWhy use technology?Digital Literacy and Social MediaIntegrating TechnologyToolsQR CodesTwitterFacebookPinterestGames and AppsOther ResourcesPlanning

6 6What do you know about Social Media?What are some examples of Social Media?Who is using it?How many people have Facebook accounts?How many searches are there on Google everyday?How long do you think it took radio or TV to reach 50 million users?How about the internet?What is the current population of the US? China? India?

7US 318.9 million (2014)China 1.357 billion (2013)India 1.252 billion (2013)7Why Use Social Media in Adult Ed? 8

8 is Digital Literacy?The New York Department of Educationdefines digital literacyashaving the knowledge and ability to use a range of technology tools for varied purposes. Digitally literate people are those who can use technology strategically to find and evaluate information, connect and collaborate with others, produce and share original content, and use the Internet and technology tools to achieve many academic, professional, and personal goals.9 What is Social MediaSocial media includes web-based and mobile based technologies which are used to turn communication into interactive dialogue among organizations, communities, and individuals.


Components of Social Media11Web 2.0

Personal Learning Network12


14Topics in Social MediaCloud Computingperforming computer tasks using services delivered entirely over the Internet.movement away from applications installed on an individual's computer towards the applications being hosted online.The "cloud" refers to the Internet and was inspired by technical flow charts and diagrams, which tend to use a cloud symbol to represent the Internet.


Topics in Social MediaMobile LearningThe use of common handheld hardware, wireless networking and mobile telephony to facilitate, support, enhance and extend the reach of teaching and learning.


Topics in Social Media: Tagging17


Being Safe and Savvy Digital Citizenship BrainPop on Digital Citizenship Scary Spokeo Staying Safe online Tips for strong passwords 19Myths about Social MediaOnly young people use Social MediaSocial Media; just a waste of timeFears about security & privacyHierarchy of needs; technology comes after literacy20

20How do you approach integrating technology?21Integrating TechnologyHow do you include technology in your practice?Find a tool and figure out how to use it with your students/staff Think about what you already do with your students/staff and then how technology could deepen or expand on the lesson (POST)Think of a challenging task and how technology might helpHelpful Reading: What Comes First: the Curriculum or the Technology? 2222POST MethodP is People. Know the capabilities of your audience. Know what scaffolding theyll need.O is objectives. Pick one. Decide on your objective before you decide on a technology. Then figure out how you will measure it.S is Strategy. Figure out what will be different after you're done. Imagine you succeed. How will things be different afterwards? Imagine the endpoint and you'll know where to begin.T is Technology. A community. A wiki. A blog or a hundred blogs. Once you know your people, objectives, and strategy, then you can decide with confidence.

23The POST Method: A systematic approach to social strategy by Josh Bernoff24

SAMR and ESOLVisual model of how to use SAMR Your TurnThink about lessons you already do with student. How could you integrate technology? What kind of tools do you need? What other help?

26What tools can you use to integrate technology?2728Internet AccessEveryoneOn: Internet service as low as $10 a month, low-cost computers, and free digital literacy courses


LINCS Community 30ResourcesComputer Literacy SkillsNorthstar Basic Computer Skills Assessment Computer Skills Curriculum Literacy Instructional Resources skills: Skills SkillsInternet 101 Software SkillsMicrosoft PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners Publisher 2010 for Beginners Word 2010 for Beginners

31Your TurnGo to Northstar Basic Computer Skills Assessment module 1 and then if theres time, choose another module32Basic Computer Skills33EmailAll students should have a professional email address. Gmail is recommendedEmail lesson ideasStudents email each other periodicallyPractice sending different kinds of emails: a copy to a friend, to multiple friends, with an attachmentTeach Netiquette and some ofthe language of email/text:LOL,IMHO, etcTeach some of the basics like cleaning your mailbox, setting up email filters and foldersSet up a class email newsletter and send out important information on a regular basis. Students can add to it.34 Websites and BlogsMany instructors maintain a class website. Put students in charge of this project. They can then set up their own profiles on the siteSet up a class blog. Have students blog about abook you are readingor other assignments. Tokeep the discussion going, the teacher can periodically comment on the blog and require students to also comment at certain intervals. The topic can change according to what is happening in class and what students are studyingCookbook on a blog or website

35 Weebly Website Example36http://www.lacnyc.org crocodile39

Google SearchTeach some basic research skills

37QR Codes38

What are QR Codes?Q R stands for

Invented in Japan by Toyota in 1994 to track vehicles during the manufacturing processQR code is detected as a 2-dimensional digital image by a semiconductor image sensorand is then digitally analyzed by a programmed processor. Translation: You can scan it with your smart phone or tablet.

39Quick ResponseHow Would You Get to Here? URL

QR CodeQR Code ReadersQR Codes can be used with a mobile device like a smart phone or a tablet that has access top the internetThe device must have an QR Code reader (also called scanner) app installedApple Devices: QrafterAndroid Devices: QR Droid

NOTE: You should NOT have to pay money or give information about yourself when selecting and installing a QR Code reader or scanner 41QR Code ReadersThe QR Code reader uses the camera on your device to scan the code and then uses the internet to interpret the instructions in the code

42QR Codes in Real Life43

QR Codes in Education

44Image with NarrationTo hear about this photo go to this link or scan this QR Code


Tools used to create this: https://www.dropbox.com

Steps to Using in EducationFirst consider what the learning goal isMake sure you have devices that can read a QR CodeMake sure the content is mobile friendlyCreate the QR Codes you need46QR Codes in EducationQR Codes in Adult Education (video)Make your own QR Code Scavenger Hunt!Scavenger Hunt5 Real Ways To Use QR Codes In EducationBlack & White and Scanned All Over (video)QR Codes Connect Students to BooksShambles QR Code ResourceDesktop QR Code ReaderQR Codes in Education Livebinder50 QR code resources for the classroom47Make Your Own QR Code48Bitly (for URLs) (for URLs) (for URLs and contact info) (for URLs and contact info) (for URLs, wifi, contact info and more)

Shortening Links49You can use BitLy to shorten URLs without creating an account

49Make Your Own QR CodePaste the Bitly shortened URL in the address bar of your browserType .qr at the end of the shortened URLHit the Enter keyUp will come your QR Code50

Uh oh, Bitly doesnt make QR codes anymore. now what?


QR Codes from KAYWA52


What is Twitter?Microblogging;140 characters maximum #AdultEdUnlike most social media, just because I follow you, you dont have to follow me5454Why Use TwitterMeta-CognitionAccessible from many placesSnackable educationFollow people you can learn from


Twitter.com56What Can You Say in 140 Characters?57

57@cookbookRhubarb Upside Down Cupcakes: Beat1/2c sug&mltdbuttr/2egg/c yogurt, +2c flr/2t bkgpdr/t salt. Buttr12cup; +T sug/2T rhubarb, batter e. 25m@350F5858RetweetingRT @Username59

59HashTags#AdultEd# EdTech60

6060Hashtags vs MentionsHashtags have # in front of them (no spaces allowed)Hashtags are like signposts to content

Mentions start with @ followed by a person or organizations twitter name (no spaces allowed)Mentions help connect people who tweet (tweeple?)Mentions are like sign posts to other people who tweet

6161Hashtags are EphemeralHashtags lose their value if they are not used often.If using a hashtag for a short term event its a good idea to archive the content so it can be found laterTwo tools http://www.tweetarchivist.com of a Good Tweet63

63Shortened URLS (73 characters) (13 characters)

64Search TwitterSearch on for people, keywords or hashtagsSearch on for keywords or hashtags even if you dont have a Twitter accountTrack hashtags and tweet from

6565Finding People to FollowIn search hashtags and words like #COABE13 #AdultEdSee who experts followLook for Twitter links on websites you like

6666Sending and Receiving TweetsTwitter.comTexts via your cell phoneApplications on computers & smart phonesTweetdeckHootSuitePaperLiTweetChat6767TweetDeck68

68Before You Join TwitterCome up with possible Twitter namesHave options incase your first choice is takenShorter is better Develop a list of five people/places to followHave a picture to upload as your avatar6969Once You JoinFollow at least five people@theLACNYC, @LACNYCNell, @NCLAdvocacy for exampleSearch for people using #AdultEdSearch for your favorite hobby, writer, singer, actor, comic, political figure, tv show, magazine, organizationRetweet one tweet and create one of your own tweets. Remember to use hashtags7070What to Do in the Next Few WeeksSpend 15 minutes on Twitter every morning (or some other time)reading Tweetsretweetingfollowing new peopleTry TweetDeck or receiving tweets as sms text messages on your cellphone

7171ExamplesComedy Tips

What is Facebook?Originally a form of online yearbookNow a social media platform for sharing all kinds of information

7474Why Use Facebook?Public or Private platformShare information about your program, about your students, about yourself people how to use it for Good 7575FacebookToolsPagesGroupsEventsCausesNotesPhotosLikeMany other Apps

Security and PrivacyDont do on facebook what you wouldnt do in real lifeUnfriend as you needSet up groups to control who sees whatReview privacy settings frequently

7676Facebook Profile 77

77Facebook Page78

78Facebook Group79

79FacebookGroupsClasses Small group projectsPagesOrganizationAgency80 and Pages


What is Pinterest?Online version of an inspiration boardVisual bookmarking toolCollaboration tool



85Pins86, Liking, and Following87

87Pinterest in Education88

88Pinterest in EducationIs Pinterest a Teachers New Best Friend in the Classroom?25 Great Educators To Follow On PinterestTechChef4U PinterestIn The Pinterest Of Education8989Games and Apps90Goose Chasehttps://www.goosechase.comGetting the Game StartedDownload the G...


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