As a library media specialist, I have the opportunity to teach students from our entire school. This includes over 750 diverse, ambitious, students between kindergarten and third grade. These students are from a small community and are amazing. They are eager to learn, create, and explore their world through as many opportunities as I can provide.
Our library is the central learning hub of our school where students come together as one to learn and explore.
As a Title I school, we also struggle with the real problem of children in poverty, and we try to do our very best to meet all of their needs for the hours we get to share with them each day. Keeping students engaged and excited about coming to library is my goal every day.
My ultimate goal is for my students to develop an interest in reading and provide opportunities to share their speaking, listening, and writing skills.
A Qball to help all students by learning to speak and listen in a group!
Some students often speak in soft tones and cannot be heard within the library.
Extra noises, like air conditioning, can muffle the students' voices and make it an issue to be able to hear what they have to share in a discussion.
The Qball is the perfect device that allows my students to use the microphone component and amplify what they have to say.
Making sure my students can be heard by everyone signals to them that what they have to say is important, that what they say matters.
If we had the Qball, students would pass the device, or even toss it (it's safe!) to each other and when they are ready to speak, it will amplify their voices so everyone can hear them.
The Qball also helps young learners know who is supposed to be talking and where they should focus their attention. This makes the Qball an instructional tool that can be used at any time throughout the school day.
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