Every day I greet my students with a high five or a handshake at the door. Students are eager to quickly enter our technology lab and begin the day's lesson. I have had previous students return to me, thanking me for preparing them for high school and they say I've done well.
My students are from an inner-city, and while they have many challenges in life, they are strong and willing to fight for their future.
They are in love with technology and my classroom is set up to inspire creativity. With some help, I can help them achieve incredible technology projects. My school has a wonderful, inviting, safe culture that welcomes all students and parents to join our learning journey.
My classroom is almost fully equipped to provide one-on-one, computer to child, technology lessons to my K-8 grade students. Students are taught keyboarding starting in 2nd grade and when two students must share a computer it’s difficult to keep them engaged and on task while one student waits, watching another student type. The additional Tablet/Surface Pro is very fast and gives students a different experience in terms of keyboard size and using the track pad, both experiences are very valuable for students to learn.
I have started rotating students through the Surface Pro/Tablet seats I have because students want the opportunity to use this new technology.
Students like how fast Surface Pro starts and like I stated earlier they enjoy using the track pad on the Tablet. I have taken away the mouse I had originally provided at the Surface Pro seats because students were so excited about using the track pad.
Because of your generosity students will continue to receive a fun and attention-grabbing lesson. My focus for K-2 students will be basic computer operation and internet safety. For my 3-8 grade students, we will use websites to enrich our learning.
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