My students need an iPad I can connect to the projector and use for various purposes.
My 4th graders are a lively bunch, curious about the world, and passionate about learning. Each day is different, with unique challenges and successes. One thing that is constant is we always start the day be saying "We get better at what we do, not what we don't do."
My school is Title I and is working hard to serve the students as we transition to Common Core.
The 21st century skills we want our students to have usually involve technology, and technology requires funding. I'm hoping this iPad will be just one more tool I can supplement my teaching with, and making a core part of the day rather than just an add-on.
These days apps are too numerous to count. I want to enrich my teaching by using them in daily lessons. The days of teaching while sitting behind your desk are long-gone, so having an iPad at my fingertips regardless of where I am in the room would be a great advantage. Specifically, one thing I want to be able to use is an app created by Rick Morris for using music for classroom management. It connects with your iTunes account, and has a countdown timer on the projector. If, for example, I am working with a small group and I decide I want 3 more minutes, I could change it there remotely from the iPad without needing to get up. I can also easily assign sounds (buzzes, squeaks, horns, etc.) for different things like "line up" or "put your name at the top of your paper". Other ideas are that my class will be getting class laptops next near through the district, and we're going to be using Edmodo. With an iPad I will be able to circulate around the room and be logged in simultaneously.
Different apps and sites such as Edmodo, Piktochart, and Storybird are creating new ways of fusing technology with project-based learning.
Technology is becoming more a key part of instruction. Title I schools are in particular need of not falling behind the learning curve, and technology is one of those areas of learning. I want my students to feel confident and experienced with technology, and having it constantly at my fingertips will help me bring it to them as we go throughout the day.Read More
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