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I teach at a small school with a pretty diverse population. My goal is to provide students with the tools and technology to enhance and showcase student learning. This will be especially important as I set out to teach the Cambridge program next year and I will be continuing to teach using engaging, student-led, project-based opportunities.

My classroom is very diverse in ability, culture and socioeconomic status. I have students living in the wealthiest of communities along the beach in the same classroom as students who walk to school from the public housing development. Some speak English as their only language, some are fluent in multiple languages. But I find that no matter what kids don't have in common there is always one thing they can do together--LEARN! My students come in each day eager to learn new things, become innovators and grow as independent learners.

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Ditch the Routin and Go Digital

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School:
Lake Park Elementary 
Subject:
Language Arts 
Teacher:
Kristin Merrill 
Students Impacted:
50 
Grade:
Date:
March 24, 2017

0% Funded

 

 

Only $1,040.00 Needed

 

 

Goal

I teach at a small school with a pretty diverse population. My goal is to provide students with the tools and technology to enhance and showcase student learning. This will be especially important as I set out to teach the Cambridge program next year and I will be continuing to teach using engaging, student-led, project-based opportunities.

My classroom is very diverse in ability, culture and socioeconomic status. I have students living in the wealthiest of communities along the beach in the same classroom as students who walk to school from the public housing development. Some speak English as their only language, some are fluent in multiple languages. But I find that no matter what kids don't have in common there is always one thing they can do together--LEARN! My students come in each day eager to learn new things, become innovators and grow as independent learners.  

 

What will be done with my students

Students will be using Chromebooks to connect to the ever-growing and vast world of information that is at their fingertips. This unbridled access could be used to help differentiate and enrich the classroom in countless ways that will benefit both the highest advanced learners as well as students who struggle with learning disabilities. These Chromebooks will allow me as the teacher to expand the world of learning for students and empower them to explore what drives them.

Currently I only have enough computers for 27% of my class to participate in an activity at any given time. As the classroom teacher, my job is to help EVERY student learn, grow and innovate and this cannot be done in our ever expanding technological world with such few devices. Throughout the year my students will use these Cromebooks to research, conduct live video conferences, correspond to video reflections and discussions, produce green screen videos, and so much more.
 

 

Benefits to my students

Today's school children are preparing for jobs that have not yet been created. My goal as a classroom teacher is to help students learn in ways that will help them become independent and active participants in life as well as in school. I want to set up my classroom in a way that fosters independence, differentiation and choice, while continuing to with rigorous lessons and activities.  

 

Budget Narrative

I am requesting 4 Cromebooks at a cost of 260.00 a piece. These devices are great because they allow students to research online as well as type out documents without having to purchase any further software or programs.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 HP Chromebook, Intel Celeron N3060, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC with Chrome OS (11-v020nr) $260.00
2 HP Chromebook, Intel Celeron N3060, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC with Chrome OS (11-v020nr) $260.00
3 HP Chromebook, Intel Celeron N3060, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC with Chrome OS (11-v020nr) $260.00
4 HP Chromebook, Intel Celeron N3060, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC with Chrome OS (11-v020nr) $260.00
  Total: $1,040.00

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Only $1,040.00 Needed

 

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