ERIC Number: ED418586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Making English Accessible: Using ELECTRONIC NETWORKS FOR INTERACTION (ENFI) in the Classroom.
Peyton, Joy Kreeft; French, Martha
Electronic Networks for Interaction (ENFI), an instructional tool for teaching reading and writing using computer technology, improves the English reading and writing of deaf students at all educational levels. Chapters address these topics: (1) the origins of the technique; (2) how ENFI works in the classroom and laboratory (software, lab arrangement, managing the technology, encouraging written interaction, integrating writing and sign language, integrating ENFI with curriculum, and adapting teaching to the medium); (3) ENFI in deaf education and whole language instruction; (4) ENFI activities (topical discussions, discussing a reading text, math concepts/problems, science concepts/vocabulary, class projects, teacher-posed problems, hypothetical crises, collaborative story-writing, and focusing on English structure); (5) factors that can influence the quality of ENFI discourse (number of participants, discussion topic, teacher's role, activity type, classroom management, and student's written English proficiency); (6) interactional scaffolding in network conversations (modeling vocabulary, spelling, narrative, elaboration, task focus, and scaffolding off the network); and (7) language development on the network. A list of software companies, with addresses, is appended. Contains 26 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Deafness, Dialogs (Language), Disabilities, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Secondary Education, English, Higher Education, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Sign Language, Telecommunications, Whole Language Approach, Writing Instruction
Pre-College National Mission Outreach Services, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, 800 Florida Ave. N.E., Washington, DC 20002 ($13.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Univ., Washington, DC. Pre-College Programs.