More than half of students from low‑income households
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Help Students Ride the Sound Wave
My students need 30 pairs of headphones so that they can engage in with the curriculum through video and audio, which will also accommodate different learning styles.
Do you remember what it was like when your teachers just talked "at you" all of the time? Do you remember how boring that could be? My students have not yet discovered how exciting the material can be, but they also have not yet been able to engage with the material interactively.
My students are motivated to learn, and strive to become scholars.
However, life has not been kind to all. They attend school and live in a large, urban city in New England. At school, the teachers try their hardest to make a safe haven for every individual student, but when many return home they are walking into dangerous neighborhoods or homes often without heat. Many of my students have witnessed violence before they have entered the fourth grade. About 70% of students enrolled in this school have free or reduced lunch, and the school's minority population is more than 75%. This project will challenge over 200 students to create movies, edit student-created songs, and engage with the content in a new and exciting way.
My students are in need of 30 pairs of headphones so that they can experience learning in a new way. With your help, I will be able to design lessons that challenge students to engage with content through video blogs (vlogs), create tutorials so that students can learn the steps on a self-paced level, capture interest through showing "movie previews" for concepts coming up in class, and provide students with more outlets to show off their creativity.
Students today are bombarded by an influx of TV shows, movies, songs, and other forms of media.
By contrast, school can sometimes seem rather drab. I am constantly thinking of new ways to keep my students on their toes. By incorporating different types of media into my lessons I can grab interest, and can also assign projects that have them create their own media. For example, my students will write, produce, and edit their own songs and videos describing a book or historic event being studied.
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