My students are fourth-graders in an Expeditionary Learning Education school. They participate in academically rigorous, project-based learning expeditions and organize service-learning projects. This allows them to think and work as professionals, contributing high-quality work to authentic audiences beyond the classroom.
Our approach to curriculum makes the standards come alive for our students by connecting learning to real-world issues and needs.
I teach on a semi-departmentalized team where I teach reading, writing, grammar, and social studies to two groups of students each day. Not only will this project affect one classroom of twenty-five bright fourth graders, but it will help all 51 students! One hundred eager readers and writers will benefit from your donation, and it will allow them to share their academic stories.
My students will utilize these laptops for a variety of reasons. They will be able to learn and practice their typing skills. They will work on their individualized learning paths during small groups as well as conduct research, review primary and secondary source documents, review multi-media resources that provide depth to academic studies, access engaging learning games, and practice activities that address test-taking strategies.
My students will be able to use these laptops in a variety of ways while also becoming tech-literate citizens of our very technologically evolving world.
A paper-pencil education is not enough anymore; students also need to know how to type and understand how to use technology effectively. Funding for this project will benefit my students and improve my classroom for many years to come!
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