More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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Breaking Barriers for Students through Tech
Help me give my students iPads to use that will help them be engaged while staying on task. iPad apps help students creatively display work, interact with others and organize to be more successful in the classroom.
I work with a very diverse group of 5th grade students. They are all very different and have their own special qualities. I work in a low-income district where getting pencils and supplies from home for students is very difficult. I have some students who get what they need, and other students who struggle day to day.
I want to help my students experience the best that school has to offer, without the stress of contributing.
I am able to stock up on supplies and help out occasionally on my own, and I am also able to get some of the supplies from my school supply budget. However, there is only so much to go around.
The majority of my students don't have the resources at home to keep them up to date with the constantly changing world of tech. I would like to have a few iPads in the classroom to help students not only learn how to use the tech but also, to help engage them in academic work in an interesting way.
The use of tech in classrooms helps break the barriers for students with special needs by providing them with access to the most relevant educational programs.
Through training, I have learned of many app resources that I would love to use in the classroom. Unfortunately, I just don't have the available technology to get these resources in the hands of students. Apps like Learn with Rules will help with social competencies. Essay Maps and websites like inspiration.com will help students who struggle to get their ideas down on paper in writing and research.
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