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To bring technology into our classroom so that students can learn how to use the amazing resources available to them today. Students need to prepare for a competitive future by learning skills necessary for school and life.

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RELEVANT - Teaching Tomorrow's Kids Today

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School:
Lynch Elementary School 
Subject:
Language Arts 
Teacher:
Debbie Minkle 
Students Impacted:
42 
Grade:
Date:
December 17, 2015

Investors

Thank you to the following investors for funding this grant.

 

Junior League of St. Petersburg - $250.00

The Pinellas Education Foundation - $250.00

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Goal

To bring technology into our classroom so that students can learn how to use the amazing resources available to them today. Students need to prepare for a competitive future by learning skills necessary for school and life.  

 

What will be done with my students

Students will be able to use the Kindles in the classroom for a variety of activities, such as research, vocabulary development, English translation, voice notes, reading, and creating projects and stories. I also plan to use QR code book trailers to help entice reluctant readers to choose and engage with appropriate books. 

 

Benefits to my students

Kindles are high engagement for our students who often have limited resources at home. In my classroom, we do "Genius Hour" type projects, where the students are allowed to conduct on-going research projects on a topic of their choice and share what they learn with others, after they have completed their classwork. It has been a great motivator for my students this year. All students can use the Kindles to research their topics. ESOL students can use the Kindle for translation and vocabulary development. Often, I have students stalled in their projects because I do not have enough devices for everyone. By adding more Kindles to my classroom, I will be almost at a 1:1 ratio of students to Kindles. (I have worked the Summer Bridge library at my school for two years now to earn Kindles for my classroom in trade, but I still do not have enough.) In order for students to be ready for the technology rich world of tomorrow, they need to be comfortable using the resources of today. 

 

Describe the Students

I teach Language Arts to two classes of 5th graders. My classes consist of 22 students each. I have ESE and ESOL students in my classes. My school is a Title I school with a large free and reduced lunch population. Many of my students do not have access to technology at home. They love using the ones that I have for research, and are very excited about their Genius Hour projects. 

 

Budget Narrative

(6) Kindle Fire Ad Free tablets from Amazon.com with the Free Time Kid Proof cases for each of them - $539.88. I am able to pay the $40 overage if needed. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 6 - Kindle Fire Tablets - Ad Free $389.94
2 6 - Free Time Kid Proof Cases $149.94
  Total: $539.88

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