Help me give my students 5 more Acer Chromebooks to grow our Brave New Classroom increasing our blogging, podcasting and 21st century learning!
This project expired on May 4, 2019.
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The sign outside of my classroom door reads: sanctuary. Our classroom is a sanctuary of experimentation and risk, of ideas and words, of getting everything wrong in order to learn something new. It is a sanctuary where uncomfortable truths about human existence is discussed and our cultural differences are used to unite us instead of divide us.
Humble, genuine, wanting to be heard and listened to, mostly Hispanic, and totally honest: these are my students.
I am here to help them soar!
Can you remember the first site you ever explored on the Internet? The first email you ever sent, received? The first time you hyperlinked text into a blog? The first podcast you recorded? Oh, wait, those last couple you may have not done yet. Likely because you are like me and never had someone teach you how to use these new technologies that we assume our tech savvy students know how to use. I teach in a county with the motto "teach to the future" yet I am to do this without any training and without daily use of computers, laptops or tablets. This summer I became a brave new teacher by immersing myself in leaning myriad ways to integrate technology into the classroom. By bringing Acer Chromebooks into the classroom we are able to compose blogs and podcasts of our learning immediately and turn a rote classroom into a hub of creativity!
A close look at the Language Arts Florida Standards for 9-12th grade will show you that nearly all of the writing standards, which includes research and on-line publication, cannot be addressed in a classroom where the only computer is the teacher's.
I want this ratio flipped. Every student in my room should have access to a laptop or tablet and my computer is there only as a last resort. With 5 more Acer Chromebooks, I can increase our classroom tech and enhance student writing, analysis and speaking skills with more blogging, podcasting and flipped learning.
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