My students need iPads in order to facilitate and execute technology driven research.
While our students are adept at maneuvering the controller of the latest video game or media device, they are not using the latest technologies to become better thinkers, problem solvers and researchers. I want to enable my students to use the latest technologies to become more diverse thinkers.
My students are a dynamic group of 9-10 year-old energetic, thinkers who constantly push themselves to "go beyond Z" every single day!
"Going beyond Z" (Dr. Seuss reference) means pushing past the last letter in the alphabet to create your own dreams through questioning, problem-solving and most importantly having the grit to never, ever give up on yourself! This classroom motto defines what we do everyday in our room. Our school is located in inner-city Houston and we officially became a Blue Ribbon school in 2011. We are exceedingly proud of this accomplishment and our students push themselves to be the best despite the adverse circumstances some of them may face. At LES, excellence is expected and we are ensuring academic success everyday with exceptional teaching and learning.
I am requesting two iPads and would potentially like to expand the technology in our classroom to five iPads and five MacBooks in order to have a comprehensive research and project station in our classroom. Teaching our students how to question and be curious researchers is an invaluable tool that does not get the attention it deserves in the course of the day. Our students are inspired by what they want to know and allowing them to take ownership of finding the answers to their own curiosities is incredibly important as we prepare them to be successful in the future. As a self contained teacher who teaches all subjects throughout the day, these research projects would cover a wide range of topics from math and science to great novels, literature, writing and Texas history. The possibilities are endless!
I see my 4th graders as the next generation of leaders and problem solvers who will tackle the complex issues of the 21st century.
I would like to equip them with the research, writing and communication skills to prepare them to be successful in their futures.
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