Using Technology To Meet The Needs Of All Learners

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Jun 27, 2014 3:51:03 AM

Meeting The Needs Of Diverse Learners With The Use Of Technology

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Technology is a powerful tool that can be used worldwide to enhance students' learning. Students of all ages, from kindergarten to adult, can utilize online books and programs to expand their intellectual capacity. Computers and electronic devices make educational content available to learners all over the world. Fast and easy access to online books and publications can turn students into well educated academic scholars. Many types of electronic devices and programs are available. Some of the most popular are listed below.

Online Books

Online books are simple to access. Young children can quickly turn into bookworms when introduced to living books that include vibrant pictures and photos. These engaging texts can be used to develop student’s knowledge of a topic, and to build reading fluency. Teens and adults can enjoy ebooks while comprehending new information in a captivating format.

Read Aloud Format

Using online books with the read aloud function is helpful in acc0modating the needs of diverse learners. People can listen to books with the help of a computer or an electronic device. This is a powerful learning tool for pupils with special learning needs. Audio selections can also assist with the acquisition of a second language. Many books are offered in multiple languages, which can be used to help readers develop their bilingual language skills. One helpful tip in building bilingual individuals is to read the text in the primary language and then to reread it in another language. For example, an English speaking teenager can read the book in English and then reread it in Spanish. Other languages are available, too.

Online Writing Programs

Technology assisted writing programs create excitement and fascination for the writer. Writers of all ages enjoy seeing their work published and printed. Big Universe Learning offers an award winning writing program. Writers can share their self created online books with others from all around the world! For more information visit

Recommended Reads

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that speak about technology in multiple languages. Some titles are even available in the read aloud format. Kids can push the icon and the text can be read aloud to them in another language. This is helpful for second language learners of all ages. This is a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to another language and new educational content. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these delightful and engaging texts that teach children about technology at

thumb Using Technology, Information, and Media-Book T

by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9781612473338

Thirty-six activities and lessons (Lessons 37-72) teach students information literacy, understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources critically, and share that information. Includes: Defining Types of Information; Sharing Information; Defining Media; Creating Newsletters; Defining Technology; Blogging. 16 graphic organizers & assessments.

thumb-1Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Technology

ISBN: 9781600446559

Rourke’s World of Science Encyclopedia teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. This comprehensive set helps students with the transition from K-4 to 5-8 grade level studies. From basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology, students will find what they need. Make Rourke’s World of Science Encyclopedia an important part of your reference library.

thumb-2 The Internet and Email

by Don McLeese © 2009
ISBN: 9781615906840 AR: /

The internet and email have changed our lives. Find out why by reading the history, characteristics, uses, and future applications of this incredible invention.

thumb-4 Writers Then and Now

by Kathleen C. Null Petersen
ISBN: 0743993802

Throughout history, people have recorded ideas and important events in their lives and communities. Methods of writing have changed greatly over the years. Today, computers make a writer’s job much easier and enable people to write and publish more material than ever before.

Connecting to The Common Core State Standards

Common Core Goals For Students

Excerpt below take from

Student Goal-Use Technology and Digital Media Strategically and Capably

Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals.

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