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Within my eighth grade English Language Arts classroom, I constantly work with my students to connect their learning experiences to the outside world. We have worked on projects such as "Defining Local Literacy" and "Poetry in New York and Beyond." I am a teacher in the South Bronx. At our school, 86% of our students qualify for free lunch, and 17% of our students speak English as a second language. The South Bronx can be a challenging place to obtain an education, and I find that my students work diligently every day. I am very proud of the work that they do. My students are currently working on a project with a sixth grade inclusion class. They are creating a movie about music and how it affects teens. While we occasionally have limited access to computers, it is extremely difficult for all of the students to see websites and applications for creating the movie. My students will directly benefit from a laptop and projector so that I can easily show the whole class websites and examples of movies. While this particular project will be completed in early June of 2005, I intend to work with my students next year on a similar project. I anticipate using the laptop and projector regularly in my classroom in order to share different web sites, slide shows and movies. This project will benefit 60 students. However, the use of such technology in my classroom could affect many more, as I will be teaching 90 students next year and plan to stay in education for years to come. In today's ever-changing world, it is imperative that students have the opportunity to use technology and media to enhance their education. I believe that the addition of a laptop and projector can positively influence my students' education. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
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