The students in our classroom come from low income families and are entirely on free lunch, as is 97% of the school. They struggle to even come to class with basic school supplies.
As if struggling with poverty wasn't enough, most of the students are also dealing with various forms of trauma in their lives.
With the combination of high poverty and finding ways to cope with the many issues they are dealing with outside of school, academics come last! They find themselves disengaged from much of the reading and learning that takes place in the classroom!
Finding new and exciting ways to engage the students in the classroom is a top priority. They will be able to leave some of their worries at home and start to love and enjoy the process of learning, thus increasing their chances at a successful and bright future!
Every day our world gets more and more technologically advanced. With this comes the need to educate our students to be successful in this industry. How can we do this without the proper equipment?
As students of poverty, there are already so many challenges in their lives; let's not make access to technology one of them.
I want to provide my students the possibility to compete globally, offering them an opportunity to be exposed to all the iPad has to offer.
iPads will open doors to coding, computer programming, software development, and so much more! In addition, iPads will create an opportunity for my students to explore their creativity, using apps like iMovie, where students have the opportunity to film and edit from start to finish.
Let's make school fun again! Let's inspire learning and creativity at the same time!
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