Team 3: Kirk

Introduction
Welcome to the Crew of the Starship Enterprise! As newly minted Starfleet officers, the Federation is profoundly grateful for your service, you will rendezvous in the Transporter Room ("Captain, Transporter room will be down for maintenance after this morning! Just thought they should know!") to for deployment to several planetary locations. The planet, Aurora, that the Enterprise is orbiting has diverse needs, and each team will have the opportunity to do an assessment and make something using available tablets. 

Since parallel problem-solving is called for, each team will engage in data collection, observation, and learning, then meet back at the end of the day to share what they have learned. Due to planetary atmospheric conditions, shuttle craft are not available and the Transporter will be down for routine maintenance until end of day. Fortunately, no hostiles have been detected in the area.


Starfleet Dossier - 

Non-linguistic Representation in the ELL Classroom

Team Kirk, read on to see your The Task.
The Task
Students at Vinta Colony live on the deserts of Aurora. While they do speak, they communicate primarily in non-linguistic ways. To facilitate communications, your team has been asked to find ways to assist new instructors to create presentations that can be shared with students remotely. Create a lesson that focuses on a key topic for multi-language learners and then reflect on your experience. 

Develop a sample lesson that addresses English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and models the use of these technologies for other instructors. 
    The Process
    1. Each member of your team will become familiar with the various tools available to create non-linguistic representations needed for the students at Vinta Colony, who rely primarily on sight for communication.
    2. Adapt an existing lesson you and your team are comfortable with that addresses non-linguistic representation, develop a product from a student's point of view to use as an example when introducing the use of tablets to students.
    3. Apps and tools to choose from include any or all of the following:
      1. Padlet.com or the Padlet app
      2. Popplet Lite app
      3. Chatterpix
      4. Graphic Organizers
      5. Infographic Tools:
        1. Thinglink
        2. Canva
        3. Easel.ly
      6. What other apps could you adapt for this?
    4. "App smash" your product into Shadow Puppet EDU (or Powerpoint/Mix if on Surface) and record audio explanation.

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