ERIC Number: EJ1071521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Supplementing an Educational Video Series with Video-Related Classroom Activities and Materials
Golos, Debbie B.; Moses, Annie M.
Sign Language Studies, v15 n2 p103-125 Win 2015
Teachers of deaf children express concern over a lack of curricular materials appropriate for and beneficial to the deaf population, particularly for language and literacy development and in early childhood classrooms. In addition, more and more deaf children are attending classrooms in which their teachers may not be fluent in ASL. This, too, indicates a need for curricular resources that support and extend language and literacy instruction for deaf children. The current study examines the potential of classroom activities designed to supplement an educational video series in ASL. The participants included one teacher, six deaf children, and one child of a Deaf adult (Coda) in an early childhood classroom. Over the course of two weeks, the teacher showed the participants an educational video and implemented six supplemental activities, all of which were designed to promote a set of early literacy skills (e.g., vocabulary, knowledge of story elements, sequencing ability). Each activity was video-recorded and transcribed for children's displays of literacy-related behaviors. The teacher also filled out a survey in order to provide feedback on the usability and effectiveness of the activities. The findings suggest that the children displayed many of the targeted skills during the classroom activities, and the descriptive statistics show higher mean scores in targeted skills following the classroom activities. Although they are exploratory, these findings suggest the potential benefit of incorporating such activities into early childhood classrooms.
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Learning Activities, Instructional Materials, Early Childhood Education, American Sign Language, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, Vocabulary Development, Student Behavior, Teacher Surveys, Usability, Instructional Effectiveness, Skill Development, Educational Media, Surveys, Pretests Posttests, Parent Surveys, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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