"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." -Confucius
My students love science, and they especially love the hands-on experiments, projects, and dissection labs.
My favorite part of teaching is seeing their eyes light up when they make a discovery during a lab.
I teach 7th and 8th-grade science in a middle school in Missouri. My students are both energetic and inquisitive learners. They enjoy coming to school, researching new science concepts, and conducting hands-on experiments.
Over half of my students live in poverty and don’t bring the necessary supplies to the classroom like pencils and notebooks. My students were also affected when an EF5 tornado destroyed a third of our town when they were young. Many of my students lost their homes or family members. They grew up experiencing loss at a young age.
My class would use an iPad for a variety of educational endeavors. We can use Garageband and an external microphone to create and upload podcasts. They can also record their thoughts on different vlogs (video blogs) related to things students their age are going through. We also have several assignments where students have the option of creating a podcast or informational video about a Science topic. It's been tricky so far, because we don't have the equipment for this, so students would record their videos at home with their phones. They weren't able to work on it in class, which led to kids waiting around with nothing to do, or behavior problems.
My students have a lot to say about their lives and education.
This iPad would give them a way to record themselves while creating podcasts or public service announcements for assignments. We will also use Facetime on the iPad to talk with other classes and Scientists who could assist in our learning. The iPad also has many awesome educational apps that can provide Science instruction, such as different physical Science simulations, or virtual dissection apps.
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