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As stated in The Next Generation Common Core Content and Technology Standards, technology is a powerful tool to be utilized in everyday instruction, across all subjects, to enhance teaching and learning. As an educator, it is my job to follow these standards so that my students learn the necessary skills and strategies to prepare them for a future. In our school systems, the curriculum are continuously changing. The global focus is on STEAM. As a result, students must be supported with resources. On a basic level, students need to learn to use laptops and keyboarding skills. With continued practice, they will achieve fluency. Over time, they will learn to navigate the internet independently and efficiently. Technology and internet access is a necessity in the classroom. In some cases, students do not have computers at home. Therefore, computers in my class are fundamental. My lessons include differentiated activities and tasks which integrate computers. Over the years, I have created a master list of kid-friendly websites for my students to access in school and at home. For example, ENL students learn to read and write using audio, visual and text materials. Websites such as Learning A-Z, and Starfall provide language support. They learn to build their vocabulary to speak, read and write. During the year, my students and I access numerous educational ELA and STEAM websites such as Brain Pop, Scholastic, ReadWorks, National Geographic for Kids, PBS Kids, Discovery Education, Time for Kids, National Gallery of Art, and Sheppards Software. It is necessary for students to access sites linked to our curriculum, such as Go Math and Benchmark Universe. It is evident that a computer is an indispensable tool and resource through which we all learn, teach, create, communicate and share ideas. Your donation will help improve students’ life-long skills.Read more