4th grade is a fundamental time in a child's personal and academic development. Working in San Francisco, my students come from diverse backgrounds and therefore have a variety of needs.While some of my students are continuing to develop their fluency in reading and math. Others are advancing to learning how to look at the world with a critical eye through reading, writing, and math.
One thing all my students have in common in a curiosity about the world they live in.
Adding chromebooks to our classroom will allow students to use technology in order to help fulfill their very diverse needs. Chromebooks are touch screen, which allows students to use a variety of hands on educational programs to develop phonics and reading skills but also allow students to begin practicing age-appropriate research.
Currently 515 students share 50 chromebooks. These chromebooks are often booked, and not readily available.
My classroom has students from many backgrounds and with a variety of learning needs. Computers allow students many learning needs to be addressed through a variety of educational programs and assignments. Students will be able to use programs such dreambox, google classroom, phonics games, and more to address their particular needs.
A school of over 500 sharing 50 Chromebooks is not preparing students for the world we are preparing them for.
By having at least 5 classroom computers, we are able to add them as a station for students throughout the day. Every students will be able to get at least 30 minutes of Chromebook time per week.
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