Our elementary school is a school filled with diversity and my fifth grade class is no different! My students often come to school having faced difficult circumstances at home.
Coming from a Title I school, our classroom has students with diverse backgrounds, personalities and learning styles.
About a fourth of my students are English language learners, and many of them come from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. These students face challenges that adults should never have to face, let alone kids. More than half my students are on free/reduced-price lunch and breakfast. Each of my students deserve a chance to come to school and be given the best opportunity to be successful academically and to become proficient in lifelong skills.
Technology is continually changing and soaring to new heights. Having these materials in the classroom would allow my students to soar along side those advances. Having an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil would provide me with more time to give feedback to all my students, provide a variety of teaching techniques to allow individualized learning, and to plan fun and engaging lessons. These materials would also give us access to other programs that were not previously available to us. For example, AirServer allows us to project students' work onto the board from anywhere around the room. Also, I would have the ability to move about the classroom during lessons and still be able to project ideas and information onto the board. An iPad Pro and Apple Pencil would greatly benefit our classroom and allow students to achieve their ultimate potential.
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