My San Francisco students are from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. Some come from struggling families and others are facing emotional instability. Several of my students experience attention deficit and impulse issues. They are all inquisitive and have great potential, even though some aren't yet aware of this.
My students who struggle with focus require extra stimulus to maintain engagement.
The hope is that I can incorporate more technology into my curriculum, thus providing accessibility to a world of knowledge and inspiring a lifelong curiosity and love of learning.
This TV, with an Apple TV I plan to purchase on my own, will allow students to interact wirelessly with projected content, and have a shared visualization of educational websites, videos, and instruction.
This television will allow for flexible seating and mobile accessibility.
My current tool is a projector, which has a fading lightbulb and several wires that prevent mobility. Students struggle to see content, and cannot interact with it.
While we are so lucky to have 1:1 laptops, I want to build community and confidence by allowing students to project their projects and thinking wirelessly. I am currently a tech lead in my school and district and am enrolled in a year long MERIT course to better my ability to integrate technology in my classroom. This places me in a position to educate my colleagues and lead the way as we prepare our students for a future in which technology will be even more embedded into everyday life.
I want to move away from students being isolated in their own devices and practice collaborating live. This TV is a great tool for group collaboration.
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