My students need 2 iPad minis in order to effectively create a technology center to aid in small group instruction. Cases are to provide protection for said iPads.
My classroom is built through motivation and inspiration. Each day is ended with a quote and dissection of said quote for the sole purpose to inspire the children I teach to lead more meaningful lives. As you walk into my 6th grade classroom, you can feel the energy of intelligent and hungry minds.
I teach level 1 FCAT 6th grade students both reading and math in a public charter school.
This school is so beneficial and pivotal to the children's success because it is a very supportive environment. My children are so driven to become more meaningful and creative learners and most have shed their level 1 FCAT skin after our first benchmark. I know nothing will stop them on their quest to achieve at least a 3 on the FCAT this year and these iPads will help immensely.
Even though I am dealing with 50 minute periods, I think that true learning happens in small group instruction. Due to the fact that my students do not have access to computers in the classroom, I am requesting iPad minis in order to create a technology center that helps drive my differentiated instruction.
I imagine that these iPad minis will allow a small group of 5 or less children to manipulate math problems in a creative and fun way or even create reading prompts or higher order thinking questions for the next group. I believe that being able to use technology enhances my children's ability to create meaningful educational memories that will aid in their retention of new material.
Living in a technological world, the children need a representative learning environment; one that mirrors their everyday life. By looking through the lens of the iPad minis, the children I teach will be able to see education in a new light as well as increase their test scores.
This project will fundamentally change the way my classroom is run.
It will be more engaging and creative learning environment for my children. They will push themselves to learn in a more representative way and will be able to link their education to their everyday lives. I am hoping this will also sustain their learning outside the classroom as well. I am creating lifelong learners, ones with love for education, and you will only be helping us with our dream.
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