My students need at least 2 digital microscopes and pond life slide sets.
This project expired on December 10, 2014.
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My students are 6th graders in a Title I school that is located in the north central section of Texas.
They are absolutely wonderful kids that are like sponges at this age. We have class periods that are 50 minutes each and we are always scrambling to get all of our information shared for the day. We start each class period ready to learn and complete the period by culminating the information that we learned that day.
With digital microscopes my students will be able to view a specimen at once when the camera is hooked up to a computer and data projector/interactive white board. This will save time and ensure that all students will get to see the same specimen. Images can be saved for later use, and using special software, can also be measured and changes analyzed over time which will allow them to chart and graph their findings. Having the saved images will also help when trying to flip the classroom.
The funding of this project will help ensure that ALL students have a chance to succeed.
Being able to save their images and then refer back to them will be a tremendous improvement over just drawing the images that they see. When children are able to be successful it spills over into their everyday lives giving them the chance to feel good about themselves. That is what is important to me and for them.
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