My students need 6 Chromebooks for stations and assessment activities. They will use innovative programs, such as Khan Academy, Socrative and the new Google Classrooms.
By the end of next year, I hope my students will become as passionate as I am about the world of STEM. With this goal in mind, I want my students to walk into school in the fall with access to a rich environment for exploring STEM. These six chromebooks will help us greatly to achieve this goal.
My 7th graders have so much potential.
They are a diverse bunch; capturing the true spirit of Brooklyn as a place where so many different people come together to accomplish amazing things. As a 7th grade ESL and ICT class, they come from a myriad of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and have a unique blend of learning styles and needs, which I tend to think of as an asset, rather than a set-back.
Overall, my schools, is also a place of great diversity, when it comes to both teachers and students. We are a community of learners that come from all walks of life. My school's teachers come from all different professional backgrounds and bring so many interesting experiences to the table. The teachers that I work with are committed to exploring meaningful ideas with students through all of the different subjects. As a Title 1 school in NYC, it is often difficult to match the enthusiasm and dedication of its teachers with the resources needed to provide a rich education.
As an ICT (integrated, co-teaching) classroom, with two teachers, the possibilities for flexible and dynamic grouping strategies are virtually limitless. With this in mind, I am requesting 6 chromebooks for use in my classroom, which will be used to support these types of instructional groupings. Whether they are used during a stationed activity or to support a small group of students, every student in my class of 30 students will have an opportunity to use these devices to enrich and support their experience of STEM. Students will take assessments in web based programs such as Khan Academy, LearnZillion, and Socrative, and will also become part of the classroom community with the new Google classrooms, which will be opened in the fall. I am deeply excited to offer these students unique and engaging opportunities to engage with STEM in ways that go beyond the expectations of traditional public education in New York City.
I expect that these computers will fundamentally support student learning this year.
Also, I hope these chromebooks will prepare my students to be digitally literate and competent young adults, through STEM learning using technology that they may not otherwise have access to. Each person who donates to this project will directly impact my students throughout the entire year in real and tangible ways.
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