Help me give my students a chromebook for inquiry based digital learning through hands on science practices.
J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, "Not all those who wander are lost."
A wall in my classroom was painted by my student, a talented graffiti artist.
The wall has the word "Think" sprawled across, with the Tolkien quote tucked in the corner. This wall is an ode to our students' opportunity to think freely. Our school is part of the District Reference Group H, which is the second lowest socioeconomic level a school can be placed in.
As a fifth-year, eighth-grade science teacher, I have already experienced the lack of funding our science program receives. The activities that we complete, both in and out of the classroom, are greatly restricted by the socioeconomic makeup of our student body, as well as the absence of a budget for laboratory supplies.
The students in our school come from very diverse backgrounds and cultures and often do not have the resources that allow them to succeed at higher levels. Many of the students are disengaged, with attendance less than 85%, but are often discouraged by the connections made at school. Despite this, they are very willing to work in school and take the opportunity to utilize the limited resources that are available.
We recently completed a fundraising round in which the students collected their spare change, and we were able to purchase some technology for the classroom. In order to get the best use out of this technology, the students decided it would be beneficial to get Chromebooks to mirror onto our new TV.
By allowing students to interact with the Chromebooks and connect wirelessly to the TV, they will be able to share their work collaboratively and work together on group projects.
Also, the students have done the research on the products that they wanted, and determined based on specs, user reviews, and professional reviews, which would work best for our class. By providing students with technology in the classroom, they will be preparing themselves to do research and work together in a manner much more suitable to the 21st century learning skills. These skills will allow the students to utilize citizen scientist databases for their own research, but also contribute collected data to these databases.
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|Samsung Chromebook 3 XE501C13-K01US, Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3060, 11.6" HD, 2GB DDR3, 16GB eMMC, Night Charcoal • Amazon Business||$139.95||1||$139.95|
|Google Chrome Management Console License • CDW-G||$26.00||1||$26.00|
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