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Chromebooks for Common Core Art, History, and Writing!
My students need 3 Chromebook laptops to practice formal research writing and collaborative art learning. School labs are in disrepair. I want to flip the classroom with bright kids using computers.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. ~Albert Einstein
Being a Straight A student starts with Straight A thinking and routine. At-risk learners are diminished by what precedes them. I want them to live, empathize, and be successful.
I have two groups of students: Pre-IB 9th graders who interact with science, history and aesthetic of Art, and English 10 students who are at-risk, but thirst for application of their learning.
My students LOVE to argue. They are passionate about the world around them. They are also well aware of the obstacles in from of them: perhaps victims of ageism, shrinking job markets, personal/family issues. My students LOVE to question my lessons. Fact-check our lectures and activities EARNS them truth points towards their grade. My students have MINDS geared to 21st century thinking; ones that function bottom-up rather than top-down. My students are INDEPENDENT thinkers who need to learn how to collaborate in a team environment; one that realizes products are made through the collective understanding and talents of different perspectives networked together. My students love AUTHENTIC learning: hands-on activities, field trips, cross-disciplinary experiments. No one student is an expert.
One year after graduating from the school where I am now teach, budget cuts forced Typing and Comp. App classes to shut down. "They will learn it on their own" was the explanation.
The truth is: many of my students, from achieving to at-risk, are computer illiterate. Texts/games aren't replacing them.
Chromebooks offer lateral thinking on many of the latest methods in teaching. Our goal is to have one for every four students. Our curriculum, whether it be AP Art History or World Lit., will be able to compete for research points, complete team investigation data, pull connections from across disciplines, and construct charts, presentations, and essay questions to present to the class.
Students are already familiar with routines such as "text walls" (pollev.com) using cell phones to have discussions, research essays completed in stages despite having only 2 labs on a campus of over 2000 students, infographics, relevant memes, prezi talks, and blogs. Bring this into our classroom
My students need a way to set themselves apart.
These chromebooks will allow my students to collaborate in ways unavailable otherwise. With Common Core standards in English emphasize expository writing in an ever-changing global community, my students NEED to be able to interact, question and analyze data in a guiding environment whose aim is to create empathizing, goal-oriented learners. Exam practice, Resumes and job offerings, comparative cultural research, and Socratic Sem. will improve.
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