More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Technology Needed to Effectively Teach Terrific Students
My students need an iPad and protective case to enhance their learning, develop foundational skills, and to increase motivation.
My second and third grade students are learning how to navigate their way through their education and life in the 21st century.
My students inspire me every day with their drive to succeed and their ability to overcome challenges.
Our school is ethnically, linguistically, and economically diverse. 70% of students receive free or reduced lunch (Strategic School Profile). Some students do not speak English at home; others live with extended family. I work as a special education teacher with second and third graders with a variety of strengths, interests, goals, and areas for improvement. My students are full of energy and eager to explore the world around them. They constantly ask questions and thrive during hands-on learning experiences. My second and third graders work extremely hard to overcome their learning difficulties; my goal is to help my students achieve personal and academic success.
My students instantly become more engaged and motivated to learn when I use technology as a medium for learning. Currently, my students use computer-based programs such as Lexia and Dreambox; they request to use these programs. An iPad will allow my students to gain foundational reading, writing, and math skills in an exciting and motivating way. I work with students in small groups both in the resource room and classrooms. I envision using the iPad as an instructional tool in all settings. I will have my students read books on the iPad. There are handwriting applications that will improve my students' fine more abilities and writing skills. Math resources and games will allow my students to learn counting, addition, and subtraction. The iPad will also be used as a reward and motivator-allowing students to explore technology and thus gain vital skills for life in the 21st century.
My students will use the iPad as an instructional tool-a motivating and exciting means to gain foundational reading, writing, and math skills.
My students enjoy using technology; an iPad will allow my students to learn academic content while they prepare for life in the 21st century. iPads allow students of a variety of abilities and backgrounds to access their education. My students, not only this year but in years to come, will benefit from the applications, games, and resources available.
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