In the school where I work, about 33% of our students are registered for free or reduced-price lunch program. This means that 1 in 3 of our students come from a low-income family. I want to ensure that all of my students have access to technology that can further their knowledge and skills.
My students come to class every day excited and ready to learn.
They are interested in a variety of activities like reading, sports, art, computer coding, writing, and much more. They are extremely inventive and thrive when given the opportunity create something with few restrictions.
Our school district has recently adopted the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). This is a big change in the way we, as teachers and students, look at science. One of our new standards in 5th grade is "Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen." What better way to teach students that there are particles too small to be seen than to use technology to show them those particles?
Hands-on learning is the best kind of learning.
I'm trying to give my students a chance at hands-on learning by showing them real-world examples, instead of pictures and videos. These microscopes will help reinforce scientific topics that are difficult for my students to comprehend.
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