Join us in Boston November 13-14th, 2015 for our annual iPad Summit. Registration and more details at ettipad.org/Boston

Friday, November 14 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
'Pairing Picture Books and Apps for Contextualized Language-Based Instruction'

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Planning learning activities that are engaging and relevant to classroom content can be difficult and time consuming! Two tools can come to the rescue of teachers and special educators: picture books and interactive apps. Picture books have a long history of support as a literacy tool and continue to engage students across the grade levels. Interventions and lessons can include fun, humorous picture books that include relevant classroom or social contexts, discourse structures and critical sentence structures and vocabulary. The broad world of apps, on the other hand, can be viewed through the lens of potential contextual pairings and features that align with language and literacy development. This presentation will present exemplar pairings of books and apps for instruction as well as strategies to generalize within your own book and app library.

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Sean Sweeney

Speech-Language Pathologist/Program Coordinator, The Ely Center LLC
Hi! My name is Sean Sweeney and I am a speech-language pathologist and special educator. I combine my experience in school settings with a special interest and training in technology integration to address student learning goals. My enthusiasm for these combined pursuits led me to... Read More →

Friday November 14, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
  • Target Audience Elementary School Educators, Instructional Technology Specialists, Special Education Specialists

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