My students need an iPod Touch to engage them in individualized learning experiences.
The devastating budget cuts to education in California are so great, that our school is struggling to even provide basic school needs like paper, pencils, and glue. Obtaining the resources to fund any kind of additional technology are absolutely out of the question.
I teach 30 first graders in an economically disadvantaged elementary school where 87% of our students live “below the poverty line.” In addition, 90% of our class is classified as learning English as their second language.
Some of my students have special needs including attention difficulties and learning disabilities. It is saddening to see that these young learners do not only have to overcome the adversity of their diverse backgrounds, but also the hardship of the serious budget cuts threatening education today. Many of my young learners are at-risk and require additional support with literacy and math instruction. My goal is to take advantage of technology available to promote the learning of my students. Using technology not only motivates students, but it also prepares them to become proficient 21st Century users of the technology. The Ipod Touch will allow them to have access to educational applications that are extremely motivating and target their individual needs.
My students would be tremendously excited to have an Ipod Touch. The many free educational applications accessible through the device will provide opportunities for students of all ability levels to use technology to reinforce skills in phonics, vocabulary, sight words, sentence building, writing, spelling, reading, and math. Students can listen to storybooks, record themselves reading, practice vocabulary, enhance spelling skills, reinforce letter and number identification, practice math facts, research any topic, strengthen their motor skills, and improve hand-eye coordination. Most of the applications are self correcting and provide instant feedback; thus making its usage more independent. To bridge the achievement gap, students who are at-risk, need creative and innovative ways to support and reinforce their skills at their individual learning level. An Ipod Touch is a cost effective way to put more computers in the hands of students.
Please help me touch the lives of my young “scholars” by funding this learning resource for the classroom.
This single technology device will accomplish several key objectives which include increased success of meeting their individual learning needs, increasing their motivation to learn, and incorporating the use of technology for learning. Please help me provide my very deserving students with this technology resource that is sure to impact their learning success.Read More
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