My students need a document camera to be able to see documents as they are marked to help prepare them for success on the Common Core.
Do you remember overhead projectors and transparencies? My students need a document camera so that they can see documents we use as a class.
My students are amazingly hard workers, but do not realize some of the resources to which they lack access.
Their school is charter high school that is relatively small at 600 students in grades 9-12. The system believes in using only the resources that can be acquired with per pupil funding. This means that there are many resources that are beyond the scope of our annual budget.
A document camera will allow students to easily view both marks I made on a paper as well as easily share their work with each other. As part of the preparation for the Common Core we are reading more texts and using various strategies to help students understand these more complex texts. This involves marking the text by circling key words, asking questions in the margins, talking to the text, circling the main idea, and highlighting evidence. It is very difficult to do this without have a visual for students to follow along and see how to mark a text. By practicing these steps students are able to break down complex texts and make meaning.
We believe that all students deserve an excellent education that prepares them to be both college and life ready.
This document camera will help them practice skills to read and understand complex texts that they will encounter both in their academic and real life experiences.
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