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10 Ways to Use Ozobots as Part of Literacy Instruction

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 126A

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3rd Grade Teacher
Lewisburg Area School District
Hannah is a 3rd grade teacher in Lewisburg, PA with over 14 years of teaching experience. She is passionate about literacy-related issues and using technology to enhance student learning. She is an Ozobot Certified Educator, Epic! Educator Ambassador, Seesaw Certified Educator, Google Certified Educator, and Voyager Passport Ambassador. Hannah loves sharing about the science of reading! She loves spending time with her husband, also a teacher, and their 3 active boys!

Session description

Discover 10 easy ways to use Ozobots as part of your literacy instruction! Ideas will include word recognition activities and comprehension-focused activities that are fully aligned to the science of reading. You'll take home directions and resources for each idea so you can use them in your classroom tomorrow!

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn ways to use Ozobots to enhance literacy instruction, including both word recognition skills and comprehension abilities.

Participants will learn about an I Do, We Do, You Do model for delivering direction instruction.

Participants will review key frameworks in the science of reading, including the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough's Reading Rope.

Participants will be able to use the activities shared in their own classroom with the resources and explanations provided.

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1. Introduction (5 minutes)
Introducing myself & disclosing my affiliate relationships (Ozobot, Epic!, Seesaw)

2. Brief introduction/review of Ozobots (~10 minutes)
Review their color-coding & block-coding capabilities, the Ozobot Classroom resources, and helpful handouts related to using ozobots with students. Participants will be polled on their knowledge of ozobots to help gauge their knowledge and participants will be ask if they want to share any other general tips.

3. Review of Science of Reading Frameworks (~10 minutes)
Review the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough's Reading Rope while making direct connections to aspects of literacy instruction we'll see in the following activities. Participants will be polled on their knowledge of these frameworks and additional resources will be shared for further learning.

4. 10 Activity Ideas for Using Ozobots in Literacy Instruction (~40 minutes, about 4 minutes per activity)
I will move through the 10 different activities I plan to share with participants. They include both Ozobot activities I have created (Scaredy Squirrel color-coding, Ozobot Blending, and other activities connected directly to texts) as well as activities from the Ozobot Lesson Library (Finding Affixes, Retelling Stories, etc). For each activity, I will ask participants to think about how this activity might work or be adapted to work in their own classroom settings.

5. Time for Questions (5 minutes)
I will also include contact information for follow-up questions. I will also share the presentation slides with participants as well as all handouts & resources mentioned in the presentation.

**Participants will also be invited to ask questions and share ideas throughout the presentation.

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Supporting research

For more information about the science of reading, I recommend visiting the following websites:

For professional development related to Ozobots, visit:

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Session specifications

Innovation in early childhood/elementary
Grade level:
Skill level:
Library media specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
Ozobot Classroom:

I will also share a link to my presentation so attendees can follow along on their device, if they prefer.

Subject area:
Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
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