My students need to have as much access as possible to technology on a daily basis. These tablets and accessories will enable every student to have an electronic devise in class for research and projects.
My sixth grade students come from racially and economically diverse backgrounds. They are clever, creative, and ready to be academically challenged. They need someone who believes in their unlimited potential, someone who will teach, challenge and love them. Many of my students receive backpack food on the weekend, and our school also runs a food pantry for our families. 100% of my students receive free breakfast and lunch to aid in student participation and performance.
Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best.
They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day. They know students from their school have an excellent chance at attending college, and understand the sacrifices many of their parents have made for them to attend a magnet school with limited bus service. For many students, attendance at their school and hard work once they are here, is a ticket out of poverty for themselves and their families.
My students need to have individual access to technology in my classroom on a daily basis for projects, reports, and research. I currently have 8 Chromebooks. With the addition of these tablets , each student will be able to work Independently or with partners on classroom work or important projects.
Technology is an important 21st Century skill that my students need desperately.
In order to compete with their well-funded peers at other schools, my poverty-based students need to be able to access technology to expand their world, and learn the skills they will need to survive in the future.
Helping students access, appropriately use and understand technology is an important aspect of my class...and an important part of my student's life.
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