Help me give my students appropriate technology in order for them to make effective progress in the classroom. Chromebooks would given them access to Google Classroom and more!
I teach students with learning disabilities at a technical high school where they spend half of their time in a chosen shop. During their academic weeks, they have me for math and Learning Strategies. These are students who want to do well because, in order to be successful in completing technical programs, you must pass all academics. While many times, these students are not the ones teachers desire to see appear on their rosters, I pride myself on the relationships I form with my students and their parents.
I have so many students who come to me after school for extra help.
Although I will sometimes honestly say they drive me nuts, my time spent with them pays off to me when years after they graduate, I am sent a thank you message, or visited with some flowers and a big hug.
We are slowly working more toward the online classroom of Google Classroom, and having access to many great educational programs online as well. All students in the building were given a Gmail account, which would allow them to communicate with me, collaborate with each other on group assignments, and access their documents wherever they are.
Our Math book has many online resources that would improve understanding, and there are so many programs available that could be utilized in a high school special education setting in order to increase student engagement.
The problem is... how can we access these resources without consistent use of computers? Our school has about 30 Chromebooks that have to be signed out and are rarely available, my own desktop computer is about 15 years old.
With our own set of Chromebooks in the classroom, my students will be able to have access to many online resources without having to go begging around the building in order to utilize a computer. I am excited by the idea of being able to share documents and assignments while we are in the building and at home. This is going to allow me to assist my students in ways I never have been able to!
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|Samsung Chromebook 3, 11.6", 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, Chromebook (XE500C13-K04US) • Amazon Business||$194.99||9||$1,754.91|
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