I have always heard "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life" and this is so true for me.
I teach first grade at a Title I School in Oklahoma.
I absolutely love First Grade!
My students are creative, clever and very active! They like to move, they love to read and they love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as typical.
From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day.
My district recently purchased class sets of iPads for each classroom. Having the iPad charging stations will greatly impact my students' learning because they will be able to use the technology at any time without worrying if it's charged or not.
Unfortunately, keeping the iPads fully charged has been a challenge with only four outlets in the classroom.
I have asked for docking stations to help clean up cable clutter in the classroom. As you may know, clutter can distract students from learning. The docking stations come with short cables to help students plug them in to ensure the iPads are always charged. The plastic dividers will glow a blue hue when being used, and will turn off once charged at 100%. The station can hold and charge up to 6 devices at once. Unfortunately I will need additional cables for back up in case any of them stop working.
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