My students need updated technology (iPad, smart keyboard and pencil) to apply their math knowledge, interact with other students, design and create activities and collaborate with other students and teachers to improve their problem-solving skills.
My fifth grade math class is a group of kids who live in Houston, Texas and attend a Title One School. Eighty-five percent of the population are at risk and ninety-six percent of them receive free or reduced price lunch. The group includes Hispanic, African American, Asian and White students; forty-nine percent of the students are male and fifty-one percent are female.
My students are willing to learn more everyday.
They want to use a variety of resources (including technology) to challenge their brain everyday and to apply the knowledge they are acquiring each day in class.
One hundred and twenty students will benefit from this project in each of the math blocks or rotations during class activities, and extra rotations for interventions and enrichment from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The majority of the students also participate in the after school program from 3:00 to 4:45 pm. and Saturday tutorials from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The use of technology is more frequent in learning environments nowadays. Students are no longer passive learners. With the regular use of smartphones, tablets and video consoles, young, adult learners are more dynamic and constantly are looking for what is new or how to connect what they really use in real life with what they learn at school.
Using updated iPads in class will help students to interact beyond the tablet as a resource.
It will become a tool to create their own podcasts and videos to explain others what they are learning in class. They can connect with other students within their grade level in the district and other cities, states and countries.
The use of smart boards in classroom are helping us to integrate laptops, tablets and phones in the classroom as learning tools. Smart Learning Suite and Google Classrooms are recent examples of how students can collaborate between each other simultaneously, and solve problems or interact with the teacher immediately. They will receive constant feedback for the work they are doing in class and making more interesting the way they show their knowledge beyond the traditional paper and pencil method to assess knowledge.
More Chromebooks in our class will give the opportunity to students to have more access to this educational technology tool since we have to share the ones we have as a grade level. The extra Chromebooks will guarantee that at least fifteen students per rotation will have the opportunity to use technology to apply knowledge and create innovative ways to solve math problems and design activities for others to learn.
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|Samsung - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 2GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Metallic Black • Best Buy Education||$210.98||5||$1,054.90|
|Apple - 10.5-Inch iPad Pro (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 256GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education||$799.99||1||$799.99|
|Apple - Smart Keyboard for 10.5-inch iPad Pro • Best Buy Education||$159.99||1||$159.99|
|Apple - Apple Pencil for iPad Pro - White • Best Buy Education||$95.99||1||$95.99|
|Apple - Smart Cover for 10.5-inch iPad Pro - Charcoal Gray • Best Buy Education||$49.99||1||$49.99|
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