The Importance Of Technology In The Literacy Classroom

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Register to read the introduction… There are key components to this method that help ensure success in children. Along with the components of the literacy approach explained, technology is another vital tactic crucial to a literacy classroom. Students today are growing up in a world revolving around technology. In any classroom it is important for teachers to give students opportunities to experiment with technology. More specifically in a literacy classroom, teachers need to take full advantage of the benefits that technology has to offer in helping students learn to read and write. Technology is a fun and exciting tool for students to use as they are learning to read, explore history or science facts, and get use to the technological word they were born into. In order to learn to read, students need to be exposed to realistic reading and technology provides opportunities for students to gain access to these valuable reading resources and better themselves as readers in an enjoyable way. Technology provides students with a way to research items they are interested in while enhancing their reading skills (Ortega & Ortega, …show more content…
While assessing a student’s learning progress is essential, it should not be the driving force behind a literacy program. Assessment should be a tool that helps teachers see the students’ needs and therefore plan lessons that will meet those needs. It is a tool that allows a teacher to focus on students’ weaknesses and offer students the opportunity to improve those weaknesses. There are eight principles of literacy assessment that help maintain a successful literacy classroom. They include; assessment should be an ongoing practice, effective assessment is an integral part of instruction, assessment must be authentic, measuring “real” writing and writing, assessment should be a collaborate, reflective process, assessment should be multidimensional, assessment should be developmentally and culturally appropriate, should identify students’ strengths, and assessment should be based on what we know about how students learn to read and write (Cooper,

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