The students in my class are energetic, social people and love to work together. They love trying new and interactive ways to work and learn together, and they enjoy getting to be the "expert" whenever they can.
My students are creative, inquisitive learners who don't often get the opportunity to shine.
About one-third of my students are English language learners. Many of my students come from highly impoverished homes, but they don't let that slow them down. Our entire school qualifies for free breakfast and lunch. My third graders are determined to succeed in spite of these rough circumstances. They love opportunities to take control of their own learning and personally contribute to the classroom. They thrive when they get opportunities to interact with each other and encourage one another's creativity.
Students will use the Apple TV to share their work with their classmates in real time. This allows us to evaluate and discuss what the students are working on in real time.
An Apple TV will give students the opportunity to give and receive immediate feedback and input, model their work to the class, and create video presentations to share with each other.
We can share our work with each other to discuss what someone is doing well or to help a classmate when they're stumped. Sharing our work through Apple TV allows students of all skills and ability levels the opportunity to receive public recognition immediately when they have that "shining star moment" in their academics.
We will also use our Apple TV to project videos we make. Students may work together to create a commercial to try to sell a book they're reading, create a "how-to" video as part of a speaking and listening assignment, or show their strategy while they are explaining it to their class.
Any time we have visual support to pair with actions and conversations, we can increase learning and understanding. This is helpful for all of my students, but essential to the learning of my ESL students.
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