Ms. B. Mason from Bronx NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students an Apple Watch to use as a tool for health, motivation, and productivity.
I am a 2nd-grade teacher in a low-income, high poverty school district in the South Bronx. It is a public elementary school with 613 students. My class is filled with 25 vibrant, eager learners who require a variety of ways to learn. About 60% of my students are performing below grade level and 98% of our students receive free lunch. Many of my students live in shelters, receive out of classroom services for speech, reading and math and are English language learners or have an IEP.
My students face many challenges each day.
They come from a community filled with homelessness. For many of them, I am the only comfort, security, and positive source in their life. I want to make my students feel welcomed, appreciated, loved, and know that they can do anything they put their minds to. I want to equip them with the resources they need to be successful lifelong learners. It is my job to motivate and inspire them in a variety of ways in which I can reach the whole child.
We would love to add an Apple Watch as a tool to enhance learning, motivation, productivity, health, and success in our classroom. I have a variety of learners including students with emotional needs, behavioral challenges, ADHD, learning disabilities, and English language learners. The Apple Watch could help serve as a tool to reach and motivate my diverse learners. I would be able to use the timer as a motivator for students to beat as an added challenge during math sprint challenges, especially for students who need the extra push. The race against the clock can be very motivating for a reluctant student and students who like to challenge themselves. The watch would be beneficial for students to use after physical education activities to monitor their heart rates before and after activities.
There are endless activities that the apple watch can be used for!
Class Dojo is a great app for classroom management and connects me directly to my parents.
Our school community uses ClassDojo to keep in touch with parents, teachers, and other classrooms. The watch would make it easy to add points for individual students and small groups.
There are apps for translating that would be beneficial when speaking to parents and students who speak other languages.
Students who need to be active would benefit from the music I can instantly play on my watch and use it as a quick brain break during the day! The watch also comes with an activity monitor and apps where heart rate, steps, progression, etc. can be viewed. The students can test their own level of activity or challenge themselves to exert lots of energy in short bouts to see their fitness levels with graphs and data, which connect to math standards.
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|Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS) - gold aluminum - smart watch with sport band - pink sand - 16 GB • Best Buy Education||$433.33||1||$433.33|
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