Technology for Reading In-Class Activity I would like you to explore some of my favorite sites/tools from the Reading Powerpoint. Your task is to visit the following sites and complete the tasks. You can also use these sites toward completion of the reading activity sheet due Thursday. Add the completed sheet to my dropbox for Reading. 1. Go to Starfall.com and try out the different levels of activities to gain a sense of how they go about teaching letter and word recognition. Identify the key design features used in the program for Phonics/Phonemic Awareness. Name the key features: 2. In the space below, copy and paste this text 3 times and modify it differently each time in ways that could aid a student who has trouble reading due to vision and/or ability to focus. You can modify by size, by spacing, and by color. 3. Go to www.studystack.com and create a free account. Create a 3 card study stack that addresses AT Legislation covered in class (enter the name of a piece of legislation and brief definition for each). Then try out the flashcards and click on the different game icons under the flashcards to see your questions/answers presented in different ways. When done, copy the URL for your flashcards (to be used later). 4. Go to https://newsela.com/ to see a children’s news site that has leveled news stories of current events. Join with your google account, then click on a news article and note the different levels it can be read at by clicking on the level choices on the right side of the screen. Great differentiation tool! What article did you use it on? 5. Go to http://levelitbooks.com/ and make note of the leveling app that you can acquire through their site. It is a $3.99 app so I won’t ask you to acquire it. But what it does is allow you to point your phone at the ISBN code for children’s books and receive an instant reading of the book’s reading level!! Exciting!! 6. Go to http://www.qrstuff.com and paste in your studystack URL address into the website/URL line. Then under the QR Code Preview, click on download QR code. You can open the document that you have the option of saving or opening to see the QR code for your studystack. Now all you need is a QR code reader to scan it and open it up. Go to your iPhone or iPad apps store and search for a QR scanner app (I got QR scanner at the Apple app store for free). Once you have that, just open it and point at the QR code to open your studystack on your phone or iPad. For students in a classroom, the iPad would be more functional for opening assignments like this. PASTE IN YOUR QR CODE HERE: 7a. Go to http://www.gutenberg.org/ to search for a free e-book. Click on the Book Search menu option and the on the top right enter the name of a classic book (e.g., Tom Sawyer). Choose one of the Download links that pop up and then choose the html version to open. Scroll down and highlight/copy a passage of 150 words or more. 7b. Now open http://www.readabilityformulas.com/free-readability-formula-tests.php and paste in the passage in the Paste Sample box. Under that box, click that you are human and then Check Text Readability. You will then get a list of readability ratings using common readability formulas used in the field of education. If you roll your cursor over the smaller letters under each tool, you will get an explanation of the formulas used and the readability grade level or lexile level. What book did you choose and what was its level according to the Flesh-Kincaid Grade Level??
• Identify the problem/issue and explain why it interests you personally.
• As a health teacher why is it important for you to know about this problem/issue.
• What are the causes of this problem/issue (include your own personal opinion as well).
• Describe mainstream attitudes in society about this issue/problem and state whether you think they are justified.
• Compare this problem/issue to another country.
• Summarize the main ways this issue/problem is being addressed in the US and in the other country you have selected. Devote equal attention to both countries.
• Locate one organization in the US and one in this other country that deals with this specific issue/problem. Describe the goals of each organization, types of services, problems and any other information you may think relevant. Give your opinion about how the two organizations compare against each other.
• Identify one method/approach for addressing this issue/problem that you believe is good or has potential to be effective and explain why you prefer this method/approach over others.
• Recommend a website, movie/documentary, and a book about this issue/problem, write a brief blurb about each one, identifying the name, author/source, what it deals with specifically and what things this person would find interesting about each. You must write about all three (website, movie/documentary and book).
• As a future health teacher, state what contribution you can make in addressing this issue/problem on the local, national and international level. Be as specific as possible.
Project Learning Checkpoint – Submit Your Diversity Observation Project Checklist
Gauge: Deepen Learning Connections by completing a checklist that organizes your entire project.
Step 1: Verify Learning Checkpoint Requirements
What is a Learning Checkpoint?
As you work in the course, you may need instructor or peer feedback. Learning checkpoints are activities you submit for feedback. They are completion graded and help you to complete discussions, reflections and larger projects. They also check for your understanding of key ideas in the course so you can apply them to graded assignments. They allow use to work together so you can come to an understanding of the key ideas and concepts in the course.
Download, Complete, and Submit the EDF2085FieldObservationProjectTemplate.docx
Use the student template to record your observations as you interact with course learning activities. When you complete reflections, be sure to answer in complete paragraphs. A college-level paragraph consists of 7 to 10 sentences that support a topic sentence and includes three to five details as evidence. You should upload your final learning checkpoint for instructor feedback.
To obtain full completion credit, you need to submit the learning checkpoint by the scheduled due date and completely follow directions.
Your learning checkpoint should demonstrate that you interacted with course learning activities and can summarize, describe, or define key concepts in a module. You can always include credible, college-level resources.
Learning checkpoints test for your understanding of ideas. If you are unclear, consider asking for clarification. The purpose is to obtain instructor feedback.
You should modify the student template and add your notes, observations, and reflections. You can always create a SMART goal to guide your learning process.
Step 2: Prepare Your Learning Checkpoint for Submission
Review Course Assignment Policies
When you complete any course writing assignments, be sure to clarify all key course assignment polices found in the syllabus. Specifically,
Minimum Standards Policy
Assignment Submissions Policy
Academic Integrity Policy
Step 3: Clarify Learning Checkpoint Grading
All learning checkpoints are completion graded.
Content Quality: Ideas, Information, and Concepts are correctly identified and reflect course learning materials.
Reflection Quality: Critical Position and Quality of Reflective Practice
make sure you address the following questions:
a. Why do you want to be an URBAN (subject area/grade level) teacher?
b. What are your goals for student learning? (What do you want them to know and/or be able to do?)
c. What are some of your experiences and strengths that will help you be a successful urban teacher?
From the essay you provided, you will need to address and emphasis your strengths that will help you be a successful urban teacher. Hope this helps.
Select one research article that has been published within the last ten years and is relevant to your submitted research topic. The article should be peer-reviewed and published in a journal.
In your critique, address the following points:
Identify the problem statement and research questions
Identify the intended audience
Analyze the literature review and methodology
Describe the historical content for the study
Explain the resources used in the study
checklist attached and must be used in addition to the three pages.
Directions: Select a five minute video of preschool children to use for this project. You can choose any video that you find interesting. It is suggested that you start by going to YouTube and type in search phrases such as preschool children or preschool aged children at play. Finding the videos is your responsibility. I realize not every video will work perfectly for this project. Find one that is close. For any items not observed, write N/A on the observation chart.
Include the video link on the reference page.
Follow current edition APA style and include the following:
I. Title Page
II. Paper Body
Introduction/Overview – introduce your paper
Observations of Children (describe with details what you observed in terms of cognitive and socio-emotional development of one target child)
Analysis of Observations – analyze what you observed…in other words, compare your observations to the readings/theories, etc. and specifically explain what you think about the target child’s cognitive and socio-emotional development and why
Analysis of Observation Tool – explain the advantages and disadvantages of using a specific observation tool to observe a child (e.g., the observation checklist you used for this assignment). Discuss whether the tool/chart helped you be a better and more focused observer.
Reflection – reflect about using a structured observation tool (e.g., chart) and reflect about what you learned from observing a child in a focused manner.
Conclusion – summarize with a few points and provide a couple of examples of how you could use this kind of observation in a current or future job.
III. Reference Page – make sure to include full, complete reference information including the video link for the video you used for the observation. You must have related in-text citations to credit information that align to your reference list (APA).
IV. Checklist – include your completed checklist showing what you observed and did not (remember to put n/a for items not observed)
Directions: For each item, place a check in the appropriate column
1.Follows two step unrelated directions. (Put the toy up and get a book.)
2.Identifies at least 3 objects from broad range of categories (i.e. animals, food).
3.Identifies objects by the sounds they make (door shut, coin drop, and water running).
4.Articulates clearly, speech intelligible 80% of the time.
5.Asks simple questions.
6.Comments on story when being read to –describes action, asks questions.
7.Spontaneously uses sentences of 3-5 words.
8.Tells first name upon request.
9.Knows friends names.
10.Knows words to short song or rhyme.
1.Points to 3 shapes–circle, square, triangle.
2.Points to primary colors–red, blue, yellow, green
3.Counts by rote to 10.
4.Demonstrates concept of one and one more.
5.Demonstrates concept of more or less.
6.Completes simple form board.
7.Looks at books, turning one page at a time, talking about story / picture.
8.Imitates simple block design produced by teacher (3 part bridges, 5 color train).
9.Engages in symbolic play (chair used as car, can used as hat).
10.Participates during large group activities (circle, art project, lunch).
1.Uses spoon and fork to eat.
2.Uses napkin to wipe mouth spontaneously.
3.Undresses self independently.
4.Indicated need to use the toilet.
6.Uses tissue to wipe nose.
7.Operates large buttons and zippers on own clothing.
8.Pours from a small pitcher into a cup.
9.Washes hands with soap and dries hands.
10.Puts on own coat.
Arizona’s instructional program for English language learners is based on four principles called Arizona’s Language Development Approach. According to the Arizona Department of Education, these principles are based on the core idea that “all educators share the responsibility for promoting the success of English learners.”
To complete this assignment:
make a 10-12 slide digital presentation, including presenter’s notes with documentation of resources and a title slide
Present the following information about Arizona’s Language Development Approach to general classroom teachers:
Part 1: Terminology
Explain Arizona’s definition of an English learner (EL).
Briefly discuss the distinctions between the following instructional program models: ESL, bilingual, sheltered English instruction, and structured English immersion (SEI).
Part 2: Four Principles of Arizona’s Language Development Approach
Briefly describe Arizona’s Language Development Approach and the synthesis of the research around ELLs.
Explain student agency and its importance in the instruction of ELLs.
Explain each of the four principles of Arizona’s Language Development Approach.
Discuss components of Arizona’s approved research-based SEI models: Newcomer, Pull-Out, Two Hour, 50-50 Dual Language Immersion.
If applicable, the deliverable should include graphics that are relevant to the content, visually appealing, and uses space
Support your deliverable with 3-5 scholarly resources.
Submit your deliverable, or a link to your deliverable, and resource citations in a Word document.
Ensure that others can access and view the link prior to submitting it.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the
expectations for successful completion.
I have included an example of this assignment for reference.
Thanksgiving: Rethinking a Dominant Culture Holiday An ABE approach does not require eliminating traditional national holidays. It does require critically rethinking how to teach children about them. Consider Thanksgiving. An official national holiday and day off for schools, Thanksgiving is widely celebrated by people in the United States. Many schools tell and enact the dominant culture’s version of the Thanksgiving story. While it is not necessary to stop teaching about Thanksgiving in an ABE program, it is necessary to think through how you will do so in a way that teaches accurate information and reflects anti-bias values. As with all holiday curriculum, it’s important for you to understand the story the holiday is built on. This is particularly important when the story is about people who are still present and members of our communities. The common Thanksgiving narrative largely reflects the perspective of the European colonists, not the indigenous people who had been living on the continent for many generations. And while the dominant cultural narrative honors the social struggle of one group who immigrated in search of a better life and religious freedom, it does not recognize the cost to the Native Americans they displaced. For this reason, many Native Americans have a different narrative about the history of Thanksgiving (Dunbar-Ortiz 2014; Turkewitz 2017), which includes the concept that the day makes some people sad. It is useful for children as well as adults to recognize and give voice to the understanding that Thanksgiving is a holiday that makes some people happy and some people sad. In addition, many commercial and school decorations used for Thanksgiving reflect damaging misinformation and stereotypes about past and present Native Americans. It is as if children are exposed every year to a theme week that misinforms them about Native Americans. Anti-bias teachers who decide to include Thanksgiving activities in their curriculum use a range of alternative approaches to the holiday. Here are some examples. (Derman-Sparks, 2020) For your post, this week, share your thoughts on this idea with your peers and share two other Holidays that might pose the same issue and how you might address it. The section prior to your text (talking about how some families prefer that children not be expected to celebrate certain holidays) would also be worth looking over again before composing your post. An excellent initial posting will be about one page long (about 250 words), submitted by Friday, address the prompt thoroughly, be free of grammatical and spelling errors, and include an element of faith integration and/or outside research. If you include a faith integration component, please avoid simply adding a Biblical reference; you need to address and explain some aspects of the topic using the lens of faith.
Identify four specific, needless injustices that entrap someone “serving in Florida, based on Ehrenreich’s article. For example, one specific, needless injustice is that the supervisors do not tell tip workers of their wage rights. Do not say anything about the cost of living. In a tourist spot like Key West, a high cost of living is NOT a “needless” injustice, because there is nothing to be done to reduce that cost of living due to the tourist aspect. Identify four OTHER truly needless examples, like the one I give above, in the article with this degree of specificity, needlessness and injustice. Finally, what are the connections between the concerns she discusses in this article and the concerns she discusses in the Youtube Video, “Smile or Die?”
This assignment has an attached template to it, and you are marking yes or no’s to it and, toward the end, writing 3 short summaries for each. Here are the directions below FROM ALL THE LINKS SENT VIA DESCRIPTION ONLY PICK 3!! there are some where there are two links for one. but you pick which ones I will attach the required template for this project For this assignment students will have the opportunity to observe (via video) different types of child care/development settings: faith-based, federal/state funded, and special education. Please see the attached template and instructions for specific information on how to complete this assignment. You need to choose videos representing THREE classrooms (any combination will do) and complete the template. Each observation is worth 25 points. Please pay careful attention to the requirements for the reflection at the end of the template. Please note that you may need to stop, rewind, and review some videos so you can capture details. Go slowly, and gather as many details as possible. Remember that your observation and analysis is about what you see and what you DO NOT see in the classroom that reflects diversity and anti-bias principles. Christian Preschool Center (Three options) 1. Lutheran School Preschool Classroom (In two parts, watch both videos below and count it as ONE observation) https://youtu.be/o2j4xRNjguw https://youtu.be/y6xt0HOkllM 2. Lutheran School Three Year Old Classroom (In two parts, watch both videos below and count it as ONE observation) https://youtu.be/o56Zi0upcq8 https://youtu.be/AlqMqqOr5kY 3. Little Hands Preschool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52CAEpxYJr0 Special Education Preschool Classroom 1. Rachel’s Class https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB-RFOWp0b0 Public Preschool Mrs. Mears Little Dears: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCbU1FyZgOo Early Learning Center Farmer Green Early Learning Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWj3qcudBmE Home Preschool Tracy’s Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF_6whxY868 There are no specific APA requirements for this assignment, just be sure to complete the template thoroughly.