More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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My students need an iPad in order to communicate, research and create academic projects in relevant and modern ways.
In a world of technological advances my students are facing the challenge of having almost no access to technology. I believe that it is of immense importance for the students to have access to the tools of today's society.
My students are wonderful citizens of this world.
Unfortunately, they are growing up in a poverty stricken neighborhood and many of their parents are either un- or underemployed rendering their children disadvantaged in many ways. Our wonderful school is one of the only places that feeds their stomachs as well as their brains, and boy, do they come to school hungry. They all have great potential and work hard to reach their goals. We face numerous challenges, poverty, crime, and illiteracy, only to mention a few. However, the light that is ignited through positive, learning-based interactions is simply astonishing. I firmly believe that all of these students will be able to have a positive impact on this society, as long as we give them the tools and know-how to sustain themselves in our modernized world.
I believe that technology integration should be an vital part of education. Not only does immersion into technology prepare the students for life beyond public schools, it also opens the door to the future. In other more fortunate classrooms I have seen how iPads motivate the students, while enabling the teachers to collect data immediately. This data is then used to inform and guide the instruction in purposeful and relevant directions. There are numerous apps such as "Socrative" that would facilitate the learning process immensely.
Through the technology integration that the iPad would allow, my students would experience a plethora of amazing learning opportunities and be introduced to a whole new world of interactive learning.
Helen Keller once said, "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." Overcoming obstacles and striving to better their lives is what my brilliant students do every day.
An iPad would enrich their lives and allow them to become familiar with a technology that is rapidly becoming an integral part of our society.
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