Who DOESN'T have access to technology today? My students! Many do not even have home computers. All they have are an hour in our school's computer lab per week and sporadic access to the old, dying desktop computers I have personally acquired for my classroom. I want to give them more!
My 5th grade students are amazing!
Half of them have special needs of some sort, whether special education, English as a Second Language learners, or other accommodations. Our school is a small neighborhood school, but it is quickly growing. The students here are sweet kids who have a desire to learn and do their best. We are excited to learn new things together. We are constantly researching our topics further, driven by student interest. I am impressed by not only how curious they are, but how determined they are to find the answers to their own questions.
What CAN'T my students learn and do with access to this technology? My students love being "research assistants", using the iPods to find the answers to our class questions from their desks. How exciting for my students to have the power of knowledge in their own hands! In addition, the applications available on the iPods are mind blowing! There are so many fun, educational games that my students will benefit from. They learn best when they don't realize they are learning and the iPod affords them that chance. We digitally record ourselves singing and learning and will be able to copy those clips onto the iPod for the students to review, which reinforces the skills taught and also gives them pride and ownership of their work. In particular, my students with special needs will benefit from the many uses of this technology. There are translators for my ESL students and books that will read themselves to my struggling readers!
Many of my students do not come from ideal home settings, but you wouldn't know it by watching them.
They work hard every day and are motivated to do their best. I am inspired by their determination to learn. There is a tremendous amount of pressure facing these students, but my students are up to the challenge! This technology can make the difference for them.Read More
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