Students Become Teachers through PowerPoint Presentations
My students need a laptop computer to create and share PowerPoint Presentations related to topics they have researched from our science curriculum.
Kids love technology. So why not harness that zest to enhance their education? If it were only that simple! The computers in our classroom are ancient and unreliable. Luckily, you can help change that!
My students are hard-working 5th graders who love to learn.
They are motivated, talented, and unique. They are also compassionate, kind, and helpful. Students in my class often have opportunities to teach each other (and it is not unusual for me to learn a thing or two from them as well).
They attend a great school where the parents are involved and supportive and the entire staff works together to make sure that each student receives a terrific education.
We need a laptop. For the past few years, I have required that my students create and present PowerPoint presentations in class. Traditionally, this is done at least a few times during the school year. It gives the students a chance to research a topic they are studying (often related to something in our Science curriculum), become an expert on it, and then teach their classmates.
In the process, students learn valuable presentation skills as well. Above all, they get a chance to help each other learn. They know that the harder they work on their project, the better it is for all the students in the class.
However, the computers in our classroom are not in good shape as some of them are quite old. Worst of all: Everything is continuing to get older by the day. When an old, clunky computer freezes in the middle of a presentation, it is simply not fun to have to reboot and start all over, hoping that the same problem won't occur again the next time.
We could really use a new laptop to keep the tradition of student-created PowerPoint presentations alive in our classroom.
Class time should be used for learning purposes, not to twiddle thumbs, waiting and waiting for the computer to work!
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