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Mrs. Gradner
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Leveling The Playing Field With Technology

My students need access to technology through a classroom iPad. They also need a cover.

My Students

Can you imagine the excitement when a student discovers he/she can read, learn, and create with the use of an iPad? A whole new world is available to them. Many of my students have not yet experienced the thrill of learning through technology.

All of my third grade students come to school with an unending potential for learning.

Many are proudly aware that they carry the hopes and dreams of being the first to graduate high school in their family. While others take for granted that they will be able to go on to college. Our school is one of the largest districts in the area, and serves a wide range of socioeconomic levels. Forty-nine percent are non-Caucasian, and nearly thirty percent are low income. Each and every one of my students deserves the best in education, instruction that will ignite a desire to be a life time learner! Early education should form a solid foundation on which students can build their future, and develop self confidence in their ability to compete, collaborate, and succeed within the society at large.

My Project

Many of my students do not have access to any kind of technology in their homes. They are unfamiliar with the mechanics and how it can be used to deepen their knowledge and inspire their learning. In addition, a classroom iPad will meet the needs of the many different types of learners, visual, audio, etc. The iPad can be used in all subject areas such as language arts, math, and science. My goal is to develop competence in reading, writing, and speaking. With the variety of apps available, an iPad can be used across the curriculum to further these skills. In this particular science project, students will learn about the life cycle of plants and animals. Partners will photograph and label the parts of a flower using "Educreations". Then, students will record themselves describing each of the components and its function. When learning about animal life cycles, students will compare and contrast "Complete and Incomplete Metamorphosis" using iCard Sort.

Using an iPad will reinforce student learning while developing broader skills.

A classroom iPad will "level the playing field" for students by providing all of them an opportunity to use technology and develop skills and confidence necessary to succeed in life. I am very excited about the opportunities and iPad will provide.

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Apple® iPad® 2 Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 5 - 16 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $399.99 1 $399.99
Apple® iPad® Smart Cover - protective cover for web tablet • Best Buy for Business $39.99 1 $39.99

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This project will reach 25 students.

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