Writing a project request = few hours. 7 Kindles and covers = $1,500 +. Witnessing their eyes light up as they get excited about reading and learning, watching them voluntarily stay in during recess to read on the tablet, each student reading at their level and accessing the content = priceless.
We are a Title I school located in a low income area, where 100% of our children qualify for free breakfast/lunch and other services.
Our pilot school is staffed with the most dedicated teachers and administrators committed to creating a well-balanced literacy program. Most of our students do not have access to the Internet or expository texts at home, and unfortunately, the school/class library is also very limited in the area of non-fiction books. Last school year, I was able to obtain 6 tablets for my 26 third graders. My students were able to access the world, and as a school committed to social justice, I was able to see a glimpse of "equal access". My students eagerly and patiently waited for their turn to research their topics and become experts. They devoured every word and enjoyed having discussions. I often heard them asking each other, "Can you show me the evidence in the text?" I have no doubt my incoming third graders will be just as eager to read and learn.
The kindles will allow my students to choose from thousands of expository texts. They will be able to explore and learn about what they are truly interested in. I will be able to differentiate my lessons, and they will be able to read at their level and access the content. The six tablets I acquired last year, changed the way I teach, and changed the way my students learned. The biggest challenge was having four-five students share one tablet. The additional seven tablets will enable my students to pair up and collaborate on their projects. Not only will these kindles provide me with the technology to engage and inspire my children to become experts, they will also allow me to integrate various subjects making our curriculum more meaningful. My students will research about habitats and how the animals/plants were able to adapt. My students will choose a social justice hero and produce their opinion writing with supporting details. The possibilities are endless, and the results will be priceless.
My incoming third graders deserve to have access to equal and quality education.
They should be able to choose expository texts they are truly passionate about. When my students are able to support their opinion with facts and details, they will be able to write, read, speak, and listen with more confidence. Having access to the world through technology, will enable my students to be college-ready and equip them with the skills essential to be lifelong learners. Thank you for your support.Read More
|Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 tablet Fire OS 3 0 8 GB 7 • CDW-G||$146.14||7||$1,022.98|
|Amazon Origami protective cover for web tablet • CDW-G||$44.54||7||$311.78|
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