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Technology Integrated Activities


Activity Assignment Technology Integration/Enhancement Tech Foundation Standard (ISTE)
Discussion Coordinator Chat/Discussion board 1, 2, 4
Vocabulary Elaborator Interactive dictionary 1, 2, 4 6
Online dictionaries 1, 2, 4, 6
Literary Expository File attachments 1, 2, 4
Audio recording 1, 2, 4
Graphic Illustrator White board 1, 2, 3, 4
Paint 1, 2, 3, 4
Graphic Organizer Mind/concept mapping software 1, 2, 3, 4
Concept map web sites 1, 2, 3, 5
Background Researcher Internet research 1, 2, 5
Search engines 1, 2, 5
Web Researcher Ask an expert 1, 2, 5, 6
Author study/ask an author 1, 2, 5, 6
Media Hunter Multi-media search engines 1, 2, 5
Connector Chat 1, 2, 4
Search engine 1, 2, 4, 5

Table: The technology enhanced literature circle assignments

In terms of the literacy instruction and classroom design, literature circles are a way for students to share reading experiences, and integrating the technology with the literature circle can provide a worldwide audience for sharing, with resources and tools to assist students in accessing, organizing, analyzing, and communicating (Lamb & Smith 1999). In the technology enhanced literature circle, readers experience standard literature circle concepts with technology integrations that require the students to use technology tools such as search engines, paint programs, concept mapping software, and chat rooms. The literature circle assignments that have been developed include: Discussion Coordinator; Vocabulary Elaborator; Literary Expository; Graphic Illustrator; Graphic Organizer; Background Researcher; Web Researcher; Media Hunter; and Connector. Each assignment has integrated technology applications. Using this technology enhanced literature circle approach students working in groups have experiences in all six Technology Foundation Standards for Students from the ISTE NETS:

  1. Basic operations and concepts
  2. Social, ethical, and human issues
  3. Technology productivity tools
  4. Technology communications tools
  5. Technology research tools
  6. Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools (ISTE 2000)


Discussion Coordinator

Vocabulary Elaborator

Literary Expository

Graphic Illustrator

Graphic Organizer

Media Hunter

Web Researcher

Background Researcher

Site Search



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