Help me give my students iPads to promote their love of math and science through engaging technology-based lessons.
My teaching partner and I share two classes of spunky 4th graders which have a variety of learning styles, cultural backgrounds, and ability levels. Our students enjoy working together to investigate the world around them.
Our students have a thirst for learning and love showing off what they have learned through collaborative, creative projects.
They enjoy learning about their world in science, problem solving in math, and exploring the past during Texas history lessons. Their favorite way to explore the world around them in through the use of technology.
In this fast paced, 21st century, technology driven world, we must be sure to find ways to engage students with a variety of techniques. What better way than to offer multiple opportunities for students to explore the world immediately around them and the world beyond the walls of the classroom.
When we, as teachers, embrace and implement technology in our classroom, we are setting our students up for success.
They are more likely to be successful in school. Students benefit from the use of technology because they think it is fun. Because they think it is more fun, they are more engaged in their learning. Higher levels of engagement lead to higher information retention rates.
Research also shows that jobs of the future will be heavily technology dependent. Allowing students to become more familiar and comfortable with technology will also benefit their futures.
Furthermore, technology allows limitless possibilities of how students can create, present, and share their learning with others. Students can select their favorite medium, app, or program and take it as far as they are willing to go with their creativity.
As our students, school, and district as a whole continue to recover from the devastating affects of Hurricane Harvey, we have recently found out that we will be losing about half of our school's iPads due to end of life. Many of our iPads, which we use on a daily basis, are so old that they will no longer accept updates and pose a possible security threat, so they must be phased out. This would mean a much lower device to higher student ratio. It would be amazing if your generosity could help alleviate the affects of this loss.
Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Hardy is requesting.See our finances
|iPad package: 32GB iPad+Case • Best Buy Education||$381.23||5||$1,906.15|
Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.View complete list Show less