Unit 1: Introduction to Integrative Technology for ELL Students in Early Childhood Settings

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Target objectives for Unit 1:

Upon completion of this unit, participants will:

1. Select a student to identify his or her areas of improvement in English language vocabulary learning

2. Identify online instructional activities to optimize vocabulary building lessons for ELL students


Activities:

These e-lecture and reflection activities will take place over the next week

Activity #1: Complete the following survey to reflect on your students’ needs

Preliminary Technology Survey

Activity #2: Reading and Response-Why Use Technology in the classroom?

Technology is a controversial topic regarding teaching and instruction. Educators have debated how to integrate technology into classroom and question its learning benefits. Please read the article below and complete the following worksheet Response- Why Use Technology in the Classroom?

Costley, K. C. (2014). The Positive Effects of Technology on Teaching and Student Learning. Arkansas Tech University. Retrieved from:https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED554557.pdf

Activity #3: E-lecture Video
The use of Khan Academy can lead to more engaging instruction to strengthen students’ understanding and cognitive development. Please click on the link above to watch "Why I use Khan Academy- An Educator's Perspective." While watching the video take notes on how you plan to use this form of media in your classroom.


Reflection Activity: Making Connections

Think back to the E-lecture Video in the last activity and respond to the following google form

Unit 1 Reflection Activity