ED Tech: Academic Vocabulary Digital Helpers

Curriculum & Technology

Interested in learning more about academic vocabulary instruction and the Idaho Core Standards? Join our ELA Workshop Series cohort tomorrow afternoon at S eltice Elementary.
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Repeated research by Robert Marzano and others has shown that vocabulary instruction is most effective when it is learned in context and is intertwined with concept development in the early grades.  High-quality vocabulary instruction is also deep and must involve the study of word structures and word parts to determine meaning. Students must be supported with many non-examples and examples of new words and how they can be used in order to develop rich vocabularies.

Of utmost importance instructionally is the teaching of Tier 2 academic language.Tier 2 words can be used across content areas and  be used to help navigate complex text. The Internet has a wealth of tools and resources for supporting vocabulary instruction.

Digital tools allow students to:

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The Tech-Enabled Educator Network grew out of a desire to showcase the work of innovative educators to preservice students and new teachers. While committed to professional excellence, most educators are humble by nature and reluctant to promote their work, even when it is exemplary. This modesty makes it challenging for new educators to learn from these educational innovators and greatly hampers the diffusion of innovation. Thus, the Tech-Enabled Educator Network seeks to take on the role of promoting the work of tech-enabled educators by featuring their exemplary blog posts, videos, podcasts, and conference presentations.

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