My students need 3 iPod Touches to create curriculum-based videos.
My students are 21st Century learners who crave technology, and they need to have the skills required to compete in the global economy. Students sitting at their desks using paper and pencil is stifling their creativity.
My 5th grade students attend a small elementary beach-side community school.
They come from a diverse background of Asian, Hispanic, Caucasian, and African-American descent. Our school has strong parent support and participation and our current API is 932. There are 30 students in my classroom and we do not receive any supplemental funding from the government.
My class will be using 3 iPod Touches to create media and/or video presentations across various subject areas using the Internet and camera features. In groups of 10, students will write, record, and produce videos about important core standards. For example, part of the 5th grade curriculum is studying colonies and American history. Students will write scripts, design sets, and create story boards to produce and film videos of colonial days. These videos will be presented at the end of the year to parents and the school community. Students will also film shorter segments about core units of study, like filming parts of the water cycle, elements, and human body systems.
In a fast-paced world, the evolution of technology is moving even faster.
Students do not have enough opportunities to use, explore, or be creative with technology. In their future, collaboration and communication will rely heavily on the use of technology and the use of non-verbal images, such as graphic design, in order to communicate with people from all over the world. In a learning environment that relies heavily on paper and pencil work, our students are losing opportunities to be creative.
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