Understanding Action Research
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Language learners using applications to define words.




Project Name: Content Vocabulary use on an iPad
Team members: Jessica Perez, Emily Schindler, Nichol Kraft
Action Research Overview: We will support English language learners with core content vocabulary and language by teaching them how to use the iPads and access applications.

Action Research Cycle:


Timeline (implementation plan and progress, continue to update):

April
May
June
July
September
October
November
December

Rating scale's completed
by ESL teacher.
Analyzed for growth and
progress.
4/19/12 department meeting
Data collection analysis
and make adaptations
needed.
Final data analysis
and reflection for this
school year, 2011-2012.
No school
Meet to discuss
use for the next
school year,
2012-2013.
Retrieve iPad
cart from
media center.
Ensure teachers
are aware we have
10 iPads available
for language learner
use.
Discuss use for
iPads with language
learners.
Review iPad use.
Create Summative
Report, submit 12/19/12


Action:

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This student has increased his confidence with Enlgish language by having access to the iPad.
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Even the most distractable are focused with technology.

Collect & Analyze Evidence:

Documents & Data (upload)
Formative Summary Report (must be uploaded by May 25, 2012)
Summative Report (due December, 2012)

Ongoing reflections and plan for sharing:

No way to create your own word sorts on the iPads at this time. Many applications cost money and the word sorting applications already have words in them. We are unable to make the sorts specific to learning in our building.
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Notes/ Apps/ Resources used:

Dictionary use
Online resources (use like a laptop in class)
Love kidblog.org for journaling, learning logs, exit slips, Collins writing in relation to AVID
Show Me, used it, loved it, and shared ways the content teachers can implement it! Jess