My students need an iPad, cover, screen protector, and headphones for their STEAM projects.
"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science." Albert Einstein
My students come to school with a strong desire to learn and achieve their very best.
They are sweet, smart, and hard working! Each of them comes from a low socioeconomic background, resulting in our school having an extremely high poverty rate. Our students receive 100% free breakfast, lunch, and dinner, if they stay for the after-school program. We have the highest rate of English Language Learners (ELL) in the state and have a high amount of Special Education students. Unfortunately, due to lack of funding, many of the basic classroom supplies, manipulatives, and tools that these students need to be successful learners, are not available. Despite these challenges, my students love school, and come every day with a smile.
Each day my students explore, research, and learn about a new concept in all areas of the curriculum. This learning is usually shared orally or through a paper and pencil activity. To foster creativity and build their skills for the 21st century, I would like my students to display their learning through Stop Motion Animation. This is a film making technique that makes inanimate objects appear to move on their own. By downloading this application on an iPad, students can learn about the film making process and teach others interesting facts they have learned in all curriculum areas. Our first use of this would be to demonstrate a main concept through our science inquiry unit including phases of the moon, why there are seasons, eclipses, and the concept of rotation and revolution. Once students understand how stop motion animation works, the concepts/experiments they choose to showcase are unlimited. They can use their creativity to determine the purpose.
This project will improve my classroom by teaching children how stop motion animation works.
Students will have ownership and autonomy in the film making process by encouraging them to plan out where a story is heading and execute their ideas. It also fosters experimentation through trying and testing and debunks the mechanics of how movie making happens. Finally, the creative constraint of the medium encourages problem solving and storytelling.Read More
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|Apple iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi - tablet - 16 GB - 7.9' • Best Buy Education||$399.99||1||$399.99|
|Zagg invisibleSHIELD GLASS - screen protector • Best Buy Education||$23.15||1||$23.15|
|Targus Safe Fit flip cover for tablet • Best Buy Education||$15.24||1||$15.24|
|Sony - ZX Series On-Ear Headphones - Black • Best Buy Education||$8.44||1||$8.44|
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