Technology

Alberta Reading Benchmarks - Sharing the Journey with Adult Indigenous Learners: A Teaching Reading Strategies Guide (2013)

This guide is a teaching companion to the Alberta Reading Benchmarks (ARB). It explains the different benchmarks and how certain teaching strategies can be applied to help Aboriginal learners with their skills in reading English printed text. It suggests learning activities and outlines possible lesson progressions for levels which loosely correspond to Grades 1 to 9.

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2014-04-17

How to Make a Digital Video: Tips for the classroom (2012)

This document, part of a series on video in the classroom, provides tips for teaching learners how to make a digital video.

The authors present a series of steps, including showing examples of videos from various sources; researching and gathering information; writing a script; creating a storyboard; gathering photos and video; editing the footage; and sharing the completed video.

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2013-08-07

Getting Started: Choosing Your Video Recording Equipment (2012)

In this guide, part of a series on video in the classroom, the authors offer advice on selecting video recording equipment.

Specifically, they look at the pros and cons of using cellphones; digital cameras; mini camcorders; the iPad 2; the iPod Touch; webcams; and camcorders.

For each device, they discuss price range; picture quality; and memory capacity.

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2013-07-30

Video Projects Across the Curriculum (2012)

This document is part of a series on video in the classroom.

Here, the authors discuss ways that video projects can be used in language arts, math, science, social studies, and health. For instance, in language arts, students could create a short video newscast of school or community events, or write a critique of a video production.

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2013-07-23

Ideas for Video Projects (2012)

In this document, part of a series on video in the classroom, the authors offer suggestions for different kinds of video projects.

They set out the steps for making a video, from planning it, through the filming of material, and onto the post-production editing.

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2013-07-18

Creating Videos in the Classroom (2012)

This presentation is part of a series on making videos in the classroom. The authors point out that video production is engaging for learners, and easy to do.

They begin by explaining that video projects can fit into one of four categories: instructional; entertainment; documentary; and storytelling.

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2013-07-08

Fact Sheet: The Adult with Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technology (2011)

The authors begin by explaining that assistive technology refers to any piece of equipment, product or system that directly assists, maintains, or improves the functional capabilities of people with learning disabilities.

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2013-06-17

Working With Photos - Lesson Plan (2012)

This is the outline for a three-hour lesson designed to show learners how to download, edit, manage, and share personal photographs.

The authors have included detailed descriptions of specific learning tasks; estimates of the time required for each one; and page references for the workbook accompanying the lesson. To see the workbook, click here: http://library.copian.ca/item/11201.

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2013-01-15

Using Skype - Lesson Plan (2012)

Updated in 2012, this document provides the outline for a three-hour lesson about Skype, a software application that allows users to make audio and video calls over the Internet.

During the lesson, learners will download Skype; create a Skype account; set up a profile and add a profile picture; add a contact; and make video calls.

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2013-01-03

Using Gmail - Lesson Plan (2012)

This is an outline for a three-hour lesson about using Gmail, the free email service provided by Google. The lesson covers creating a Gmail account; sending, receiving, replying to, and forwarding a message; creating a new contact and a contact list; and opening, saving, and sending an attachment.

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2012-12-14

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