My students need tablets with protective cases to use in learning centers.
I teach first grade at NTL Elementary. I have 21 students and the majority are in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. This means that English is their second language. My students come from Spanish speaking families and most are on free or reduced-price lunch. I find it rewarding seeing them blossom throughout the school year. Since our school is Title l, at times we have limited resources to work with. My students have limited resources at home as well.
A majority of displaced students coming from Puerto Rico and Cuba where a devastating hurricane Maria hit are fleeing to Miami where I teach. I have observed that the new culture and language is a shock to them and they are scared and do not want to express themselves. They have been through a major crisis and seeing this on the news is heartbreaking as a teacher. I wish to comfort them and teach them to make up for valuable teaching time they have lost. I wish to have these resources available for them that will benefit their learning. From my experience, I see that they find technology exciting and are eager to learn how to use it. My students need iPads. My goal is to use the tablets in a learning center. I plan to download educational applications that will expand their language skills. They will be able to learn phonics and expand their vocabulary in interactive ways. This will allow them to learn the language and feel comfortable expressing themselves. Breaking down the language barrier will allow them to feel at home.
It is vital that we comfort our displaced students and educate them in a way that will make them forget the crisis they have recently gone through.
By using the resources in my classroom for these students, it will allow them to expand their knowledge and make it exciting at the same time. Donations to my project will make a significant impact in their lives. They will look forward to the interactive applications and expand their language skills.
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|Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display - ME277LL/A - (32GB, WiFi, Space Gray) (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business||$220.00||4||$880.00|
|JETech Apple iPad Mini 1/2/3 Case Slim-Fit Folio Cover with Self Stand and Auto Sleep/Wake (Black) • Amazon Business||$11.99||3||$35.97|
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