Our elementary is a wonderful school to work in. We are a group of diverse fifth grade students in a rural community. My school has more than 85% free/reduced lunch rate and about 50% of our students are English Language Learners. Within my class I have a few students who are new to the country and are learning English. I need to be able to provide appropriate challenges for multiple groups and levels of students in my classroom.
I have a diverse group of learners that are very eager to learn.
I have been working with fifth grade students for more than 15 years. This is a wonderful time for my students and is their last year of elementary school as they continue their educational journey. Therefore, I strive to provide a variety of materials to motivate and engage my students every day and incorporate technology throughout the day.
We need two Chromebooks. Students will be able to use Chromebooks for a variety of activities. There are programs that individualize their learning such is IXL for math and Reading A-Z for reading. Our school also uses Type to Learn for typing skills and we use Social Studies Weekly to enhance their social studies and reading curriculum. I often use Kahoot! for quizzes to assess learning in a fun and engaging way. In addition, my students can each use Google to create docs or slides for projects. These are all made possible using computers.
Using these Chromebooks will allow me to engage the students and prepare them for success.
This year we have a new state assessment where students will be required to type in their answers. Having technology in their hands will be important in developing their proficiency in typing.
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