My students need wireless keyboards. We run a 99% paperless English classroom, and right now my students are not able to word process. This would be amazing for us.
I got rid of the paper. The mountains and mountains of paper that limited the efficiency of learning in my classroom. Each student in my room has learned to effectively work in the cloud. This is the next step in preparing them for 21st Century productivity.
I work in a metropolitan priority school.
My school gave me, a second year teacher, a class set of iPads when I told them I had a plan to do something great with my students. After one year of running a paperless classroom, I've witnessed my kids' interest and investment increase. I've watched each and every one of them learn to use technology in ways that outshines many to most professionals in our building. I like to think I have normal kids, which means I have amazing, exceptional, and interesting kids who deserve not just a positive educational experience but a transformative one. I have a school that wants me to do that, but we need some help to get to the next level.
I'm trying to get a classroom set of wireless keyboards to use with our iPads. Right now, the kids do the best they can to type on their screens, but it isn't the same as using a keyboard. Word processing is a skill we could really develop in addition to all of work with English and other 21st Century skills. Most importantly, having classroom keyboards would remove a huge hurdle that I find keeps the kids from expressing their ideas as clearly and thoroughly as they might otherwise.
I probably have tunnel vision when it comes to the goals I have for my classroom.
Still, I see these keyboards as the next step, such a simple step, to improve the way in which our classroom operates. Right now, the kids struggle with separating texting culture with academic and professional culture. From my experience, exclusive use of iPads confuses these lines, and I would like to make sure that they learn to participate professionally in the digital world.
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|OMOTON® Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple iPad Air (iPad 5), iPad 6, iPad Mini 3/2/1, iPad 4/ 3/ 2, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, Galaxy Notes, Google Nexus 9, Nexus 7 and other Bluetooth Enabled Devices, For Apple, White • Amazon||$11.99||32||$383.68|
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