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I am looking for 8 Chromebooks to supplement my classroom teaching to provide this customized approach. These Chromebooks will be used to start creating 1 to 1 in my classroom and will be used to differentiate lessons. Research supports the view that curricula should be designed to engage students, it should have the ability to connect to their lives and positively influence their levels of motivation (Coleman, 2001; Guild, 2001; Hall, 2002; Sizer, 1999; Strong et al., 2001). In my math classroom differentiation would group students by math ability with each group completing tasks all related to the same topic at varying level. One group may be completing basic slope identification using the Internet and in small group. Group 2 and 3, would be using Khan Academy or learningfarm.com to watch or read a lesson , and practice a skill, and Group 3 is completing a Webquest. Chromebooks will allow for me to meet my students where they are at and make more time for small group instruction while the other students are completing online activities related to the topic. In addition to student support, these Chromebooks will help provide real time feedback and data collection for assignments. These Chromebooks will immediately tell students if they are correct and give leading questions for students to try the question again if they are a wrong. With 1 teacher and 25 students it can be difficult to do this without computers, and the real time feedback empowers students to immediately improve on areas they are struggling with. Finally, as future digital mathematicians my students must learn how to use computers as resource. As we continue to evolve into a digital workplace, it’s critical for students to understand how to perform online research to answer questions, validate sources, and identify resources for education.

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I am looking for 8 Chromebooks to supplement my classroom teaching to provide this customized approach. These Chromebooks will be used to start creating 1 to 1 in my classroom and will be used to differentiate lessons. Research supports the view that curricula should be designed to engage students, it should have the ability to connect to their lives and positively influence their levels of motivation (Coleman, 2001; Guild, 2001; Hall, 2002; Sizer, 1999; Strong et al., 2001). In my math classroom differentiation would group students by math ability with each group completing tasks all related to the same topic at varying level. One group may be completing basic slope identification using the Internet and in small group. Group 2 and 3, would be using Khan Academy or learningfarm.com to watch or read a lesson , and practice a skill, and Group 3 is completing a Webquest. Chromebooks will allow for me to meet my students where they are at and make more time for small group instruction while the other students are completing online activities related to the topic. In addition to student support, these Chromebooks will help provide real time feedback and data collection for assignments. These Chromebooks will immediately tell students if they are correct and give leading questions for students to try the question again if they are a wrong. With 1 teacher and 25 students it can be difficult to do this without computers, and the real time feedback empowers students to immediately improve on areas they are struggling with. Finally, as future digital mathematicians my students must learn how to use computers as resource. As we continue to evolve into a digital workplace, it’s critical for students to understand how to perform online research to answer questions, validate sources, and identify resources for education.

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