More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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My students need an iPad as a motivating reward center to put educational games on as an incentive for good behavior.
"Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis." ~Zig Ziglar~
I need regular motivation in order to help the behavior of students with disabilities in my classroom!
Technology is everywhere and kids are influenced and interested in it almost exclusively!
Unfortunately many of my students do without technology at home and don't always have access to it in appropriate educational ways. I am a special education resource teacher in an Arizona school. My students have a range of disabilities including Emotional Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Speech Impairments, and Other Heath Impairments, such as ADHD. Our school is in a very low SES neighborhood in Arizona where over 95% of our students qualify for free or reduced price meals. Many of my students struggle with maintaining appropriate behaviors and emotional control from day to day and need specific and significant incentives to motivate them.
I am seeking to add an iPad to our classroom that will be used in several ways. Motivational, students love to get their hands on new, exciting and novel learning tools. The use of a tablet for academic purposes will highly motivate students to learn, explore and maintain appropriate and safe behaviors. Academically, the use of a tablet will be a priceless supplement to classroom resources. With the iPad, students can research information on the Internet, visit academic websites, and use online resources such as math tools and manipulatives. Furthermore, with the continuous expansion and addition of apps, there is an immeasurable amount of beneficial apps that our students can use, so many of which are free. There are apps for alphabet recognition, handwriting and letter formation, beginning reading supports, math apps to build number recognition and fluency, and brain teasing apps that promote higher levels of thinking and problem solving!
The addition of a tablet is a step forward in giving my students access to the technology of today.
Also, it provides a motivational reward that my students have said they would love! An iPad has so many uses within the classroom, especially for students with disabilities, the possibilities for impact are limitless.
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