My students need a Samsung Tab Pro 8.4, a Nexus 7, a micro SDXC card, and various tablet cases to augment my BYOD program.
There is no typical day in my classroom because each day is different. I adapt my lessons and sequence according to the needs of the students. I use music, the news, pop culture, karaoke, and tablets alongside traditional texts to engage my students. We laugh, cry, and learn together.
I love my school.
I love my students. I am a committed teacher that is willing to work hard to be a great teacher; however, I cannot do it alone. Smart phones, tablets, and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are causing a paradigm shift in education. Unfortunately, due to the digital divide, our most disadvantaged students cannot participate, which widens the existing achievement gap. I immigrated to the US as an illiterate refugee from Vietnam. I was able to bridge the digital divide and achievement gap. Will you help me do the same for my students?
Currently, my students use smartphones and tablets to engage with and present information on the web. I have created CCSS-aligned lessons that require students to read, think, write, and collaborate online through apps and social media. Students are annotating text, taking notes in the cloud, and debating through Skype, etc., by using their smartphones or tablets. Students are encouraged to use their personal devices in my class because my district has adopted a BYOD policy; but not all of my students have a device. I teach in an impoverished school, where sixty-six percent of the student body qualifies for free or reduced lunch. This project will purchase a Samsung Pro 8.4 tablet, a Nexus 7, and other accessories for disadvantaged students. I will train the students how to use tablets as learning tools by teaching them how to read, write, think, and collaborate in the Cloud. My classroom is very close to being paperless because we are utilizing cloud storage and web tools.
I donated twelve tablets to well-deserving students this year, and their academic achievement increased dramatically.
As a parting thought, consider the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: "The house praises the carpenter." I need tools to be a good carpenter, and my houses need tools to learn 21st century skills.
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|Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4-Inch Tablet (Black) • Amazon||$349.00||1||$349.00|
|Nexus 7 from Google (7-Inch, 32 GB, Black) by ASUS (2013) Tablet • Amazon||$228.24||1||$228.24|
|SanDisk Ultra 128GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS Memory Card Speed Up To 30MB/s With Adapter - SDSDQUA-128G-G46A • Amazon||$119.99||1||$119.99|
|ASUS New Nexus 7 FHD Official Travel Cover - Dark Grey • Amazon||$14.99||2||$29.98|
|Poetic GraphGrip Case for Google Nexus 7 FHD 2nd Gen 2013 Android Tablet Black (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic) • Amazon||$12.95||1||$12.95|
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