Help me give my students an Apple Pencil in order to use their new iPad Pro to its full capacity.
This project expired on February 20, 2020.
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My students are great young men and women who live in rural Mississippi. Most come from low income families who cannot afford a good graphing calculator. As a teacher in a low-income school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with the necessary technology to create meaningful learning experiences.
My students are creative, clever and very spontaneous.
Some of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical".
From the minute my students walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire them to be their absolute best. Access to technology is increasingly becoming more and more essential to student learning.
An Apple Pencil to accompany the class's new iPad Pro will give my students access to the latest technology and will enhance their learning experience.
The Apple Pencil will be used in connection with our iPad Pro to work out problems and draw graphs at each student's desk. In other words, the Apple Pencil will give students the ability to use technology at the comfort of their desk. They will be able to work out problems at their desk and have that work projected to the whiteboard for all to see. This tool will allow the students to take more ownership of their learning by becoming teachers themselves.
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