Despite the hurdles my students face, my second graders have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Most of them come from low-income households with parents who don't speak English, yet they are almost all above grade level. Although we don't have top of the line supplies, they are very resourceful with what they have. These students are extremely bright and love learning just about everything! Every lesson I teach is gobbled up by them and they are left wanting for more.
Many of the students in my class have been labeled gifted, and there are many times that they end up teaching me things because of the wonderful way their minds work.
They constantly challenge me, which pleases me to no end.
Teaching kids in a way that they understand has always been a problem. This new generation is geared to computers and technology, which sadly isn't as available to schools as it should be. Although textbooks do a good job of teaching them, there needs to be something more that makes them excited about learning and more likely to remember what they are learning.
When I discovered Osmo games, I knew I had find a goldmine!
Technology is the way to reach them, however it can sometimes be hard to find the perfect form of technology that balances fun and learning. With Osmo there are so many different games that they offer, so many different ways for the kids to learn. They have things for all different subjects, but the ones they have for math and coding are the two that I think would benefit my students the most.
Of course they can't use it without an iPad, which after extensive research I have found to be the best tablet for my classroom.
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