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I am a bilingual second grade teacher in the Houston Independent School District. We just received the most amazing equipment! A new camcorder!
My students all are from lower income minority families, including Katrina evacuees. Improving their communication skills and self esteem is top priority! This new technology hopefully will motivate, improve their self esteem and communication skills using both languages. I want to record and view their improvement using whole language acquisition starting with the first and ending with the last day of school. Each and every student will be able to see first hand, the success and improvement, from hearing and seeing themselves as stars! In the past, I used cassettes (old school and boring) to improve fluency in both languages. Now, we are able to move to a different level with this new technology.
The problem that I did not foresee when I took the dust off our television, is that it's a dinosaur! It's not compatible with out new camcorder.
Therefore, in order to view our progress and success we are requesting a television and DVD.
Thanking you in advance.
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