My students need two mini iPads with protective cases to enhance their academic skills and encourage independence during work stations.
"Today you are you, that is truer than true! There is no one alive that is you-er than you!" This quote by Dr. Seuss represents my beliefs about detecting each child's uniqueness and making them successful. The iPads are material to help the students be successful in kindergarten and the real world
My school is an Early Childhood Center filled with eager kindergarteners.
Our school is a Title One school. About 50% of our students receive free or reduced priced lunch. Not wanting my students to miss an opportunity, I use my own money to purchase books and materials for my classroom. Our classroom is an inclusion class. My students are very hard working and enjoy coming to school each day. Currently, I have 21 students of different ethnicity's and backgrounds. There are a variety of ability levels, independent readers, students provided with a lot of resources at home, students with Autism, and students who are below grade level. With my strong beliefs in early childhood education and interventions, I try to create a nurturing, creative environment to encourage a love of learning. My class works daily to build not only a strong educational foundation, but also build core social experiences and interactions with their peers and adults.
With the big push for technology in the classrooms and the real world, the requested iPads would be another resource for my students. The students will use the iPads during small group activities, for example literacy and math stations. The students rotate through the stations each week, so they will have a chance to explore with the iPads at least one time a week. The iPads will also be available during free play. I will put educational apps on the iPads so that students can practice their reading, handwriting, and math skills. A few apps that directly relate to our district's curriculum are Handwriting Without Tears and Starfall. Some age and skill appropriate apps are Sight Word Ninja, 123 Ninja, Letter School, and 10 Frame Fill Up. Since my room is an inclusion classroom, the iPads will also provide another tool to meet the needs of every child in my room. The iPads have the capability to be used as a communication device and instant reinforcement for students with special needs.
My hope is to use the iPads as a tool to expose students and families to the educational aspects of technology, not as a gaming system.
The apps that I put on the iPads in school are available for them on their home devices. I will relay the information to the families as they are learning how to use them in school to increase the home to school connection. Students who do not have an iPad at home are excited when they are given an opportunity to feel like their peers and manipulate technology
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|Apple iPad mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White / Silver) • Amazon||$228.00||2||$456.00|
|HDE Rotating Leather Case Stand Cover for iPad Mini / Mini 2 / Mini 3 / Retina (Red Polka Dot) • Amazon||$11.95||1||$11.95|
|HDE Rotating Leather Case Stand Cover for iPad Mini / Mini 2 / Mini 3 / Retina (Orange Polka Dot) • Amazon||$10.95||1||$10.95|
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