My students are diligent, hungry, and engaging learners. They are eager to work with their peers and learn new information in a variety of manners. As an avid technology user, I enjoy teaching them using a variety of tech tools. Although they are frequently thrown several academic challenges, their persistence and willingness to adapt allows them to accept any challenge.
My students benefit mostly from the use of technology in my instruction due to their learning deficits, high likelihood of becoming distracted, and comfort level with using it.
My students work independently, in small groups, and as a class using technology. They also engage in class and grade level challenges. I've noticed that the use of technology gives them an increased level of confidence they probably wouldn't have without it. Lastly, technology gives them voice and agency. They are able to share what tool they are using and why they are using it. They are also able to identify what tool they feel would be best to accomplish particular tasks.
The iPad will give my students an opportunity to complete a variety of educational tasks that they would not be able to do without them. My school is a one to one school, meaning that that each student has access to a student device. However, they only have access to a limited amount of tools and resources. The iPad has access to a plethora of educational technology such as teacher and student apps. As an educational technology enthusiast, it is my desire to provide my students access to these tools to improve them academically and give them higher student agency.
The iPad allows us to use apps such as Do Ink, which is a green screen program where students can immerse themselves in a digital world.
The students can create and modify pictures or videos using the green screen technology. The students will also get access to other apps that increase their student agency and voice.
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