My students need a laptop to project their 21st Century Skills!
Do you know how fun it is to teach Harper Lee with the aid of YouTube? Do you know how students react when I show a clip of Harry Potter to introduce Macbeth? Help my students hear the material I am presenting them!
My students are part of one of the largest urban school districts in MA.
There are 42 languages spoken in our school community. We struggle with many of the same issues all urban school struggle with: full classrooms, tired teachers, not enough supplies, frustration at the lack of support, gang related violence, the many faces of poverty... But that is not what defines my students!!! My students are bright young individuals who deserve access a thriving educational environment that is full of literature.
The education gap is growing each year as urban schools fall behind in their ability to give students access to modern technology! Last year we purchased an ELMO document camera and LCD projector that will be shared between several members of the English Department. However, in order to use this equipment, we need a laptop. This laptop will allow students to project their PowerPoint presentations to the class, allow me to project digital material, and bring the entire class into the 21st century! There is nothing more fun than tying modern references into our classical literature. I am able to make students see the modern relevance of To Kill a Mockingbird with the aid of YouTube videos written by Dr. Seuss. The connections are essential to grabbing the interest and eyes of our students.
My project is important because each piece helps students to feel as though they are working and learning in a state of the art classroom where not only I care about their learning, but the community as a whole is invested in their success.
This project is another way I can show students that they're learning through multi media and text is a priority.
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