My students need an Apple TV, projector and HDMI cable so that they can follow along with English Language Development (ELD) lessons administered by iPads and tablets.
I teach English Language Learners (ELLs), students who speak a first language other than English. Each day, approximately 120 students enter my classroom at various times and receive small group instruction.
My school has a very high percentage of students with low socio-economic status.
These students come from loving, caring families who don't have all the resources available to families of less modest means. When students come to my school, they come to a place with dedicated, passionate educators who work to make sure every child has the opportunity for success. I work with some of our most at-risk students, English Language Learners (ELLs). These students often have parents who do not speak English. This in turn means limited academic support at home, since all of our instruction is in English. As an English Language Development (ELD) teacher, I am able to support these students and open the doors to success in their general education classrooms. These are bright, intelligent students who simply need to be provided the keys to the English language to succeed. I feel honored to be able to help these students reach their goals.
Recently, through a grant from our Parent-Teacher Club (PTC) and the use of classroom monies provided by the school, I was able to purchase ten tablet computers. I have begun to integrate various online web sites and apps into my instruction. Many of the sites I use have activities that require a projector. With a projector and an Apple TV, I will be able to project lessons and other activities for students to see. Imagine learning how to prepare for a state test by playing Jeopardy!, taking formative and summative classroom assessments by clicking images and text on a tablet, learning about weather or ecology and all the language needed to talk about these topics by following along with the teacher on a mobile device, viewing videos and other online sources, as well as sharing and voting on other people's ideas. Having a projector and Apple TV would make this possibility a reality.
I teach students at many different language ability levels.
The students I teach have limited access to technology. By having an Apple TV and projector, I will be able to better differentiate my lessons through the use of technology. I will also be able to make my lessons more engaging, thereby increasing student interest. When students are interested and engaged, they are learning!Read More
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|Epson VS230 SVGA 3LCD Projector, 2800 color lumens, 2800 white lumens (V11H552220) • Amazon||$359.95||1||$359.95|
|Apple TV MD199LL/A • Amazon||$84.00||1||$84.00|
|AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable Supports Ethernet, 3D and Audio Return (3 Feet/0.9 Meter) • Amazon||$5.09||1||$5.09|
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