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Integration of Technology Into Instruction

NELRC’s work on the integration of technology is focused on fostering practitioners’ ability to tap the potential of information and communication technologies.  Our work ranges from helping teachers use basic computing and the Web to social media and the use of cell phones. Over the years, NELRC has produced a number of workshops, publications and online collections to inspire and guide adult literacy practitioners in their efforts to make optimal use of technology.
Here are some examples:

Project Care
A book and accompanying website that includes health care case studies, multimedia and projects for English language learners.

Under Construction: Building Web Sites as a Project-based Learning Activity for ABE/ESOL Classes
A guidebook providing adult literacy and ESOL staff developers and teachers with some simple, user-friendly advice on building Web sites as a classroom activity.

Workshop Series on Technology Integration
A series of workshops delivered face-to-face and online via webinars and through our social network, the New England Adult Education Professional Development Network

You Can Too!
YouCanToo! is a website focused on inspiring adult learners and helping them access resources related to their educational and career goals. NELRC produced a teacher’s guide for introducing students to the site.

We offer workshops, webinars and consultations. Some of our specialty areas include using:

  • Computers, the Web and cell phones as tools for project-based learning
  • Computers, the Web and cell phones to improve reading
  • Emerging Technologies, such as Web 2.0 and social media in the Adult Education Classroom

These workshops would be led by:

Steve Quann
Senior Advisor for Technology in Education

Please see Steve’s bio.

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