We have 6 ICT classes of students with different learning profiles--students with different interests and different learning styles. As teachers, we play close attention to each individuals needs so that we can reach each and every students. We have many students in our room with disabilities; students who are visual learners, kinesthetic learners, auditory learners. We have many students on the Autism-spectrum who aren't able to participate in class in the way that would benefit their learning because they struggle with social-emotional collaboration. We also have many general-education students who may not receive as much of our attention as possible because we don't have the means to get to every student every day.
These laptops allow us to integrate STEM activities into our ELA classroom, infusing literacy with technology and engaging our students in new and interesting ways.
Our students are able to delve into our Teen Activism unit, researching different ways to change the world and developing presentations that allow them to promote their vision.
Many people associate STEM with Math and Science only but STEM can make literacy come alive for our students.
We use technology paired with non-fiction and scientific texts, engaging computer games that allow students to design and execute presentations, and other technology driven lessons to allow our students to gain a deeper understanding of literacy and STEM.
Our students research teen activism and how they can become activists that address real world problems through their writing. They have developed programs to address pollution and waste.
We have been lucky enough to get 20 laptops through Donors Choose and are dedicated to fulfilling more to ensure that our entire class has the ability to individually apply what we've discussed in class. Please help us fulfill this goal! We are so grateful!
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