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MTLE Reading Teacher: Promoting Literacy Through Technology - Chapter Summary
This in-depth look at promoting literacy through technology explores assistive technology, social media, video games, PowerPoint and other forms of technology you can use in the classroom. Review the lessons in this chapter to acquire the knowledge needed to do the following on the MTLE assessment:
- Explain how to use technology in the classroom and empower students with technology
- Identify types and uses of assistive technology in the classroom
- Describe ways to use social media and teach literacy in the classroom
- Share how video games can support learning
- Provide tips for teachers that can benefit parent-teacher conferences
- Discuss how to promote community involvement in schools
- Analyze the use of PowerPoint in the classroom and the role of motivation in self-regulated learning
Enjoy the flexibility this chapter provides by reviewing the lessons in any sequence and as often as you'd prefer until you've absorbed the materials. You can gauge your readiness to take the MTLE assessment with short quizzes and a chapter exam.
1. Using Technology in the Classroom
Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.
2. Empowering Students with Technology
As technology becomes more prevalent in the classroom, teachers have new ways to empower student learning. This lesson will explain how technology can be used to empower students.
3. Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Types & Uses
Students with disabilities benefit from using assistive technology. In this lesson, you will learn why assistive technology is used and the different types of assistive technology that are available.
4. Using Social Media in the Classroom
Social media has become second nature to today's learners, so why not use it in the classroom? This lesson provides an overview of social media and explains how it can be used to enhance student learning.
5. Teaching Digital Literacy in the Classroom
Digital literacy is an important skill for your students to learn. This lesson will provide strategies and tips for teaching digital literacy in your classroom.
6. How Video Games Can Support Learning
Playing video games is something most kids find fun. School is not. What if there was a way to use video games to enhance student learning? Good news - there is! This lesson outlines what video games support learning and how to incorporate them into your classroom effectively.
7. Parent-Teacher Conferences: Tips for Teachers
This lesson looks at the best tips for teachers for parent-teacher conferences, in order to help create positive results for both student and teacher. It gives practical examples of real-life situations. The lesson is followed by a practical quiz.
8. Promoting Community Involvement in Schools
School districts are often at the physical center of their neighborhoods. Parents expect their schools to educate and care for their children, while offering the best of where they live, so it's a perfect marriage when the extended community is involved in the life and needs of the school.
9. Using PowerPoint in the Classroom
In this lesson, we'll cover some basic tips for how to successfully use Microsoft PowerPoint in your classroom. Instructions on how to design quality slides, presentation keys, and a few neat tricks are included herein. A short quiz follows.
10. The Role of Motivation in Self-Regulated Learning
Do you monitor and evaluate your own learning? Do you alter the way you study based on performance on assessments? If so, you are engaging in self-regulation practices and, by doing so, increasing the likelihood of academic achievement. This lesson will define self-regulation, discuss the cyclical process of self-regulation and explore methods to promote self-regulation in the classroom.
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Other chapters within the MTLE Reading Teacher: Practice & Study Guide course
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Learning Theories
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Language & Reading Development
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Planning Reading Instruction
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Resources for Reading Instruction
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Principles of Reading Assessment
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Reading Assessment Techniques
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Using Reading Assessment Data
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Promoting a Literate Environment
- MTLE Reading Teacher: The Reading Professional
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Professional Organizations
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Emergent Literacy
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Spelling & Writing
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Phonics
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Developing Student Fluency
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Developing Student Vocabulary
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Language Arts Instruction
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Narrative Texts
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Expository Texts
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Oral Communication