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Digital Literacy Collaborative Web 2.0 Resources for the Classroom

Using Smartphones and iPod Touches in the Classroom

Facilitators: Linda A. Pelc & Cynthia S. Wiseman Audience: ESOL, ABE & GED/HSE instructors

Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE & GED/HSE instructors

New web tools to enhance language learning and development are emerging all the time. Use of these tools supports language development and the improvement of reading and writing skills. It also helps students develop digital literacy skills essential for the 21st century. In this three-hour workshop, participants will interact with useful web 2.0 tools, including blogs; wikis; sites featuring reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation instruction; and file storage sites. Date: DIG 14-100 - Friday, November 15

Do many of your students have their own smartphones? In this workshop we will look at ways to use smartphones and iPod Touches for teaching and learning. We will look at useful apps that provide access to dictionaries, videos, podcasts, websites, polling sites, and note-taking tools. If you’ve never used a smartphone or iPod, this is definitely the workshop for you. Date: DIG 14-102 - Monday, October 21 Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Developing Mobile-Friendly Content

Helping Students Build Social Capital through Online Networking

Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE & GED/HSE instructors

Facilitator: Nell Eckersley Audience: ESOL, ABE & GED/HSE instructors According to the Pew Internet and American Life project, “As of May 2013, almost three quarters (72%) of online U.S. adults use social networking sites, up from 67% in late 2012”—and up from just 8% in February 2005. This workshop will look at how to manage social networking. Participants will discuss such sites as LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, and Twitter, focusing on how they can be used for college and career transition, communicating with family, and creating personal learning networks. We will discuss how students can use these tools to develop social capital as they move beyond our classrooms. Participants will identify at least two social networking tools that fit the needs of their students. Date: DIG 14-101 - Thursday, September 19 Time: 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Learn how to create content that your students can access on their smartphones, tablets, and computers. We’ll work hands-on with tools like Weebly,, QR codes, and Poll Everywhere. Everyone will leave this session with some mobile-friendly online content to share. Date: DIG 14-103 - Wednesday, November 6 Time: 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

iPad Basics Facilitator: John Lyons Audience: ESOL, ABE & GED/HSE instructors Never touched an iPad before? Not sure what they are all about? In this workshop we will cover the basics including how to navigate the iPad, along with some basic apps useful in the classroom. This session is for people with very little or no experience using iPads. Date: DIG 14-104 - Wednesday, October 2 Time: 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.


NYC RAEN Catalog fall fy2014  

Catalog of the professional development workshops offered at the Literacy Assistance Center September 2013 through January 2014.