My students need an Apple MacBook Air laptop, an HP Probook laptop, two Amazon Kindles, and an Apple digital mulitmedia to help aid in techonology activities and projects.
There exists in America a gap, a widening gap between inner-city and rural education. The trend across the United States is consistent: urban youth do not achieve as much in school as kids in rural or suburban areas. But why does that gap exist? Could a lack of technology be the blame for it?
I am the educator of lower income, inner city students.
These students, like all children, have a thirst for learning, and are capable of doing big things. Unfortunately they come to me ill prepared and underexposed. This is due to a gap and disparity in the experiences, and exposure that these students are afforded. The children want to be better, but they sometimes start out behind, and their possibilities of catching up seem dismal to most. Well not to me! I attempt to expose them to as much as I can in the time that I am with them. I brought my Kindle to school to expose the students to it, and to show them the things that you can use it for, and the look in their eyes was priceless. They were beyond amazed. I think experiences like these encourage them to do and be better.
Picture students in a science class studying local rainfall and flooding patterns while collecting information from the Internet provided by weather stations. In social studies class, students are discussing Native American history with an expert on the East Coast via satellite feeds. During grammar/writing, students are participating in a phonics lesson led by an instructor in a school hundreds of miles away. Technology has the power to teach, motivate, captivate, and transform a classroom into a training ground for the next generation of artists, entrepreneurs, and leaders. This is the power that I want to bring to my classroom.
Having a functional classroom laptop would ensure no disruption in instruction that the students are accustomed to, and would actually improve it!
There are so many benefits for my students that they are too many to mention here, but here are just a few. The laptop brings the outside world into the classroom, but when paired with the document camera and projector it can do so much more. We can make videos, watch educational videos, share work and correct work, and so much more. Please help us!Read More
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|Apple® - MacBook Air® - 11.6'Display - 4GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage • Best Buy for Business||$949.99||1||$949.99|
|Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 tablet Fire OS 3 0 16 GB 7 • CDW-G||$167.31||2||$334.62|
|HP - ProBook 15.6'Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Metallic Gray • Best Buy for Business||$520.98||1||$520.98|
|Apple® TV - digital multimedia receiver • Best Buy for Business||$99.99||1||$99.99|
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