More than half of students from low‑income households
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Technology Masters with a Netbook
My students need a laptop to use technology in reading, writing and math to start off the new year.
Technology anyone? My students don't have technology in the classroom and would love to say they do.
My students are in first grade.
They attend a diverse economic school with approximately 400 students. Almost half of them are lower income students, which means they receive federal funding to pay for their breakfast and lunch. I have found that using laptops in the classroom during reading, writing and math periods will motivate them to learn each and every day. In today's society kids need to learn in a different way and a laptop is certainly the way to do it.
We currently do not have any laptops in our classroom. There is a computer lab at our school, but we can only access it for 30 minutes per week. My students could work on a laptop each morning after their Daily 5 work is done to keep the learning fresh and on-going. This can also motivate them to work as they know they will use the laptop when they are finished with their independent work. We can also use laptops for writing projects during Writer's Workshop. Having this resource will help the children publish writing pieces and will also allow them the daily drill and practice they need in reading, writing and math. If we had 1 functioning laptop in our classroom, that would ultimately provide the extra support needed in reading, writing, and math activities. Thankfully, this will keep the learning going for many years to come.
In all honestly, in the world we live in, you have to be up to speed in technology.
If not, you are one undesirable step behind. If we want our children of the future to be prepared as well as those who came before them, we need to use laptops daily in the classroom. I can't say it enough...Technology engages the child and it is a valuable tool that each and every child should be lucky enough to have.
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