My students live in the heart of the inner city in Miami, Florida. These students are no strangers to crime and poverty. For many of them walking to and from school is dangerous, yet they bravely face the neighborhood elements to track the school to receive a education. They come to school with a will and a desire to do better and become better than what the neighborhood showcases for them. Our school is a safe place and safe space for them. With at least 94% on free or reduced lunch, many of them get all their meals for the day here.
In spite of these devastating hardships, unpleasant circumstances and poverty stricken living conditions, the students I service have a strong desire to soak up and expand with all the knowledge they can.
The request of this Apple Mac Book will help make the students educational playing field even and rich. I attended a Microsoft Innovative Educator Training this past summer and was amazed to learn of the new and exciting technology tools I can use in my classroom with proper equipment.
My students will be inspired to become global citizens through transformative learning with Skype in the classroom.
Students will be able to connect virtually with other students from around the world.
Since this is a History classroom, this is an incredible opportunity for students to explore new countries, continents and cultures. These materials will emphasize our geography lessons because students will have to ask Yes or No questions to the virtual students through Skype such as " Are you in the United States? Are you east of the Mississippi?"
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