My San Francisco students are from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. Some come from struggling families and others are facing emotional instability. Several of my students experience attention deficit and impulse issues. They are all inquisitive and have great potential, even though some aren't yet aware of this.
My students who struggle with focus require extra stimulus to maintain engagement.
The hope is that I can incorporate more technology into my curriculum, thus providing accessibility to a world of knowledge and inspiring a lifelong curiosity and love of learning.
At this point we have about half of the new Chromebooks we need. Half of them are older and used, so they are unreliable. This inequity adds stress to writing, research, and other creative projects we have in our class.
It's great when each student can work independently as well as in groups. We have enough working computers for half of my students to work alone. While this allows for access, students need to take turns or work together.
We can't wait to dig into using Google suite, personal blogs, movie making, podcasting and online research in our classroom!
1:1 laptops would open up a whole new world to our class. Students would be able to express themselves in their unique voices, eventually creating their own projects to share with their peers and with the community.
Some project ideas we have are to design a breathing garden of moss for our playground, create a newsletter to better our school, and vlog from the point of view of a main character of a book.
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