My 5th-grade students represent a wide range of abilities, including many English language learners and students with disabilities, all of whom come to school each day eager to learn new things that will allow them to grow both personally and academically.
My students are inquisitive, energetic, and engaged learners, and my colleagues and I work hard to create a responsive and supportive classroom community that ensures their interests and needs are met.
Our inclusion classrooms incorporate a range of teaching styles, materials, and technologies that allow many and varied opportunities for exploration. Providing appropriate tools and supports for interactive learning activities gives an important boost to our students' confidence and ability to be successful.
As true 21st Century learners, my students need access to the variety of technological tools available in today's world. Many of our students are visual thinkers who work best when they are able to interpret and/or express their understanding of a concept through sketching.
Interactive technologies allow student groups to quickly jot down and share ideas as well as provide individual students with the means to express their understanding through visualization (think math solutons and graphic novels).
The interactive Chromebooks that I have selected will support my students by giving them additional options to effectively record and share their learning. In addition to the more "traditional" computing options offered by these Chromebooks, I expect the additional interactive options to increase student engagement and positively impact their ability to express understanding!
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