My students need a camcorder, tablet, magazines, and the white boards to launch them into a new way of learning.
"I want you to give me your best. It may not be perfect, but it should be the absolute best you can bring me." I repeat this often to all of my students but more so to my AP students. When they encounter me, I am usually the first AP class they have taken. I want to take the doubt away from them.
My AP students are a determined group of kids.
From day one of class, their faces froze in fear as I handed them 4 assignments that were due with the next class meeting. These students were the ones who came in the next class with their work done. The essays were wrong, but at least, they tried. Many times as we work, I sit and watch their faces and see doubt and even fatigue and the year just started! Yet, they come in everyday with determination and a will to do their best. They try. They ask questions. They make mistakes. I want to create a flipped classroom for my students. In a flipped classroom, I would take the major instruction time and record it for the students to watch at home. While in class, we will practice and work on what was already covered in the video. This can help with students who may not get it the first time, they can watch the video as much as needed. If students are absent, they can watch the video in class and catch up. A flipped class helps me to work at the pace of the individual students instead of them trying to catch up to me.
With the Sony Flash Memory camcorder and the Economy Lap whiteboards, I will be able to record videos and upload them to my website. The 8 GB memory card and Mini Tripod will help with creating the flip classroom. I can record lessons in class or at home and easily upload them to my class website. I will also use the Samsung Galaxy tablet to use apps such as Screen O Matic, Screenr, Ask3, and Educreations to create class lessons using the touch screen feature, recording them, and uploading them for student tutorial purposes. With the Samsung Galaxy tablet, I will be more mobile around the classroom as well as connect to my Smartboard and have more interactive class participation. I can use apps such as Classroom Dojo to monitor discipline immediately. The magazine subscriptions to Upfront and Choice will help to keep my students stay knowledgeable of current events. They can use these student friendly articles as evidence when writing argumentative and synthesis essays.
It is unfair for students to try and keep pace with the teacher when it's obvious that they need more time; therefore, with a digital classroom, students will be able to work more at their own pace and grasp concepts as needed.
The materials needed will help to better achieve this.
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|Samsung - Galaxy Tab S 10.5 - 32GB • Best Buy for Business||$549.99||1||$549.99|
|Sony - HDR-CX240 HD Flash Memory Camcorder - Black • Best Buy for Business||$199.99||1||$199.99|
|The New York Times Upfront, Grades 9 - 12 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 14 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 9â12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines||$9.95||20||$199.00|
|Choices, Grades 7 - 12 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 7â12 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines||$8.99||20||$179.80|
|Economy Lap Board - Set of 24 • Teachers' School Supply||$34.99||1||$34.99|
|Kingston Technology - 8 GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) - 1 Card • Best Buy for Business||$4.99||1||$4.99|
|Dynex? - 6.25'Mini Tripod • Best Buy for Business||$2.62||1||$2.62|
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