Help me give my students an awesomely amazing online learning experience during Quaranteaching with the use of a sparkly new iPad to screenshare during Zoom lessons and an Apple Pencil to practice handwriting for our future first graders!
As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Now, we have resorted to online learning. Despite the many challenges my students are currently facing, I am looking to keep things as "normal" as possible and continue creating interactive and meaningful learning experiences...virtually!
Many of my students are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status.
These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as typical. From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I try my best to focus on their potential and growth while they are here with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By creating a positive and flexible learning environment, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to succeed!
My class has been working SO hard to adapt and adjust to this uncharted territory we call "quaranteaching"! Not only is this virtual learning experience new to them, but their "not-so-techy" teacher is still learning, too!
Have you ever tried writing a number, letter, or word on a laptop using a mouse?
The struggle is SO real...and to a kindergartener, an "S" and a "5" can look very similar (which can make for a very confusing conversation with a 5 year old).
With the use of an iPad and an Apple Pencil, I will be able to create an interactive screen-share experience during our Zoom lessons as well as model proper handwriting strokes when it comes to writing letters. Studies have shown that proper letter formation has a direct correlation with a student's ability to read. I would love to be able to set my students up for success, especially in times like these.
An iPad would also allow the use of "Boom" cards as well as interactive Powerpoint presentations. I am just oozing with ideas!
When virtual teaching comes to an end, I will be able to continue the use of the iPad and Apple Pencil in the classroom, as well!
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