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Mrs. P.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
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Media Literacy for Special Education in the 21st Century

My students need 1 iPad stylus, power adapter, SpinStation webtablet case with portable speakers and keyboard to better enable their Media Literacy in the 21st Century.

My Students

Teddy Roosevelt's first trip on the Mississippi River,inspired him to think that for three centuries this river's change began, seemed unnoticeable for one century and then the change came with a rush.

My students want to be like other students who can read.

Much like the realization for an urban school districts' impoverished youth, that technology must be a necessary approach to education available to them to be Media Literate in the 21st Century and could be possible. Throughout our nation many students have known the value of technology to enhance their studies. In my Special Education 7th/8th grade classes, within one of the largest urban districts in our state, they have not had enough assistive technology for their success to be realized. Our city schools are struggling to survive. My students have the prior knowledge from the games, FaceBook, YouTube, etc. using these applications in an unstructured fashion, for enjoyment. To motivate them, I believe, into the use of the technology tools I am requesting; to translate those limited prior skills for educational interventions to build problem solving, self-directed learning, global awareness, civic involvement, collaboration, research, reading, math, science, and interdisciplinary skills would then be both feasible and possible. My students want to be like other students who can read.

My Project

They wish to succeed in our society. Today's current data shows that every 11 seconds a student drops out of school.This then suggests that this may be the first generation of Americans that did not achieve the level of education of their parents before them. Other districts have been providing computers, iPads,and laptops to their children for years. I am asking for one set of accessories for my 20 students to use with an iPad. I, with resolve, tenacity,and grant writing will attempt to get the iPad we need too. My students deserve to be educated to the highest standard in this information age. This will include for them a clear awareness of how the media might influence,shape and define their lives in both positive and negative ways. It will allow them attempt not only to find the facts but to be cognizant of what may be fiction presented as fact.

It is necessary to provide all students especially those who have disabilities the tools to prepare them to be college or career ready.

Poverty not only limits a students world financially but culturally and socially.Our young people need to believe in themselves and feel that they are equal in value to all other students. In 2002 Richard Riley, former U.S. Secretary of Education, said let us recognize this important fact:these young people are the future media leaders of this nation". Our poverty has not allowed us to rush. Please help.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Targus Stylus for Apple iPad - stylus • Best Buy $19.99 1 $19.99
Targus Charger for iPad - power adapter • Best Buy $29.99 1 $29.99
Prestige Aidata SpinStation Stand for Apple® iPad® and iPad 2 - Black/Gray • Best Buy $59.99 1 $59.99
SDI iHome iDM70 - portable speakers with web tablet case • Best Buy $99.99 1 $99.99
Targus Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard iPad - keyboard • Best Buy $59.99 1 $59.99

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