More than half of students from low‑income households
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Make Learning Amazing with an Ipad
My students need an iPad to improve their technology skills and get them ready for the 21st century. You could help!
Kindergarten is no longer naps and snacks. It's reading, writing, and arithemetic! A big challenge for kindergarteners is recognizing and writing their numbers and letters. Imagine their excitement of practicing their basic skills on an iPad as opposed to pencil and paper.
Our students come from primarily low income homes in a challenging neighborhood.
Our program is a Dual Immersion Model in which the students are expected to read and write in English and Spanish by the end of Fifth grade. Kindergarten is 80% Spanish and 20% English. The percentage taught in English increases every year until it is about 20% Spanish and 80%English. This program can be a challenge for many of the students that do not have support and technology at home. In a world that is changing quickly, those that do not have technology at home are faced with a disadvantage. With an ipad in the classroom, I could try to bridge that gap.
I could see and iPad as being useful in English and Spanish in many ways. As a Kindergarten teacher, I am constantly introducing new vocabulary. With an iPad, I could introduce a word, explain it in words, and show them a picture. In many cases, I could instantly bring up a video. What could be more exciting then that for 24 Second Language Learners?
An iPad would be useful for running small groups with a learning video or a digital book to listen to silently while I instruct other students in a small group. Lastly, an iPad is incredibly interactive with great apps for practicing basic letter and number skills.
I can see an iPad as a learning tool for all my students and even myself.
It is always good to learn new things and challenge students to become self motivated learners. With an iPad, I could increase their interest in learning and show them how exciting technology can be.
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