More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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My students need 2 more laptops in our classroom so I can reach the 30+ minds that come into my classroom ever 70 minutes.
Imagine how different your schooling experience would be if you could pause your teacher. Next year, my students will be able to do just that by watching videos of my lessons outside of the classroom then working on the skill during class time.
My students are incredibly savvy city kids who navigate this big city as if it was second nature.
They are not only "book smart" but completely "street smart." They are also technologically inclined and demonstrate that by quickly adapting to any new technology project I introduce to them. They also are unimpressed when I incorporate technology into my classroom because to their generation, this is what makes sense to their lifestyle. It's time that our classrooms embrace this new student skill set. My part of the adjustment will be a "flipped" classroom.
My students need 2 more laptops in our classroom so I can reach the 30+ minds that come into my classroom ever 70 minutes. This summer, I will "flip" my classroom. This means that my students will watch a video of me teaching a lesson as their homework then work on the skill in collaborative, small groups during class time.
This format will allow more time for me, the teacher, to work with students who need more assistance with the skill and let the students who understand explore the concept more deeply.
Obviously, watching a video online for homework poses a challenge for many students. To ensure all students are given this opportunity, I need two more laptops in my classroom.
Students that have family computers and go home directly after school will watch it there. Students who attend the after-school program at my school are given time every day in the computer lab; these students will watch the video during their computer time. The students that neither attend the after-school program nor have a computer at home will watch the video at assigned times throughout the day on these two laptops.
The preliminary research on flipped classrooms shows an increase in understanding and test scores.
For students who speak English as a second language, pausing your teacher mid lesson allows opportunity to re-listen and take as much time as necessary to comprehend a lesson. Students will be stronger in their math class as a result of their flipped classroom and these 2 laptops will allow this learning to happen.
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