I work at a Title I school where 98% of the population is economically disadvantaged. We have gone from a school of focus to a fully accredited school in three years. The students work hard daily and are doing so much extra work as a majority of them are second language learners. The parents work hard to provide the necessities for their children. Therefore, the parents do not have much money for anything extra for their children. The teachers provide a lot of materials for the students such as school supplies and even clothes and food if the child or family needs it.
Technology is becoming more important everyday. I have found some great apps to use on the iPads to make my students learning more interactive and creative. They will use the iPads to show their learning on an app called Wixie. The students can make powerpoints to show their learning. They LOVE reading books on an app called Epic. This app provides hundreds of books the students love and enjoy. There is a math app that allows the students to review and practice math concepts called prodigy. I also found another app called seesaw that allows the students to post their learning on a shared wall similar to Facebook. I can post both math and language arts topics for the students to show their learning. I also use the iPads to review concepts on a website called Kahoot. I create the review and the students can pick their answer. The kids love doing kahoots solely because i am taking answering questions from paper/pencil to using iPads and they love it! My goal is to get enough iPads to be 1:1 with devices in my classroom to do these types of learning activities.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. Parnis.
DonorsChoose is the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Ms. Parnis and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.