More than a third of students from low‑income households
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Teaching Economics with iPads - Part 2
My students need an iPad to learn economics in the classroom.
Using technology makes learning fun! Help me teach my kindergarten students important economic concepts with iPads!
My school is in a gradually growing community with total enrollment in Kindergarten through fourth grade of a little over 600 students.
The town population is approximately 36,295, with 10 elementary schools in the district. The diversity at our school comes from the economic levels with approximately 45% of our students receiving free or reduced price lunches.
I teach in a self-contained kindergarten class. I have twenty students in my class that are intrigued by anything to do with technology. I know having an iPad in our classroom will enhance their educational experience not only with our economic unit, but across all areas of study.
I believe having an iPad in our classroom will benefit each student that may never get the chance to interact with this type of technology. The Apple store offers a wide variety of educational apps that will allow my students to grow in all areas of our curriculum. Also, an iPad is the perfect size for a kindergarten student's lap.
The use of an iPad will allow them the opportunity to be involved in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of economics. They will have to choose apps that they "want" to play for fun or "need" to play to better their understanding across different areas of the curriculum.
Can you just imagine them gathered around the iPad creating a project to demonstrate knowledge of the economic concepts they learned? Can you imagine kindergarten students sharing their economic concepts they have learned with classrooms around the world using the technology an iPad would offer? That type of project based learning is something I would love to see in my classroom.
As you consider donating to this project, think about the five and six year olds you will be preparing for the future.
Think about the five and six year olds that have never touched an iPad. Think about the opportunity they will have to share what they have learned with other kindergarten classes around the world. I believe having technology in their hands NOW will prepare them to contribute to the economy of the FUTURE.
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