My students need an iPad so they can use our Raz-Kids online reading program during center time.
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My students are a lovely group of kindergarten students who exhibit a variety of behavior challenges. Academically, they are on or close to grade level. My class is in a suburban neighborhood with families from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.
Kindergarten is very different in the 21st century.
Many people think my students and I play all day and that kindergarten is glorified playtime.
Unfortunately, this is very far from the truth. My students have a rigorous Math, Science, and Language Arts curriculum with high benchmarks to be achieved before the end of the year.
They are expected to be able to read, add, subtract, and do basic algebra before they enter first grade. They have very little play time and are learning all day long. I always get them there by the end of the year, and I am always proud of how much they grow in kindergarten.
My students use a reading program called Raz-Kids. It is a wonderful program that really gets them excited about reading. Right now I have one iPad mini and one desk top for them to use this program with. However, I have 12 needy and behavioral children who could benefit from more access to this great program.
I am hoping to get them reading more and get them excited about reading through technology.
It is my experience that the iPad is a great tool for student learning and having access to one more iPad would be wonderful. It will also teach them that technology can be educational and not simply for surfing YouTube.
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