Thank you for the opportunity to be considered for support.
One of Tyrone Middle School’s goals is to ensure that scholars are prepared for college, career, and life - in order to do so, we must expose future generations to technology and prepare them for jobs that haven’t yet been created as technology remains an upcoming field.
There are many opportunities to use technology for assessments and self-reflection and this is why I am asking for help to purchase kindles. In my classes, scholars are using various applications including Socrative and Kahoot to take daily assessments for instant feedback. After completing a lesson, the scholars will take a quick quiz and reflect on what they learned. The scholars that need additional resources to master the
information are provided an opportunity to complete additional tasks on the kindle. The scholars are able to monitor their own learning and see what part of the standard they are still struggling with - this is a Marzano strategy aligned with the Florida Standards.

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Tyrone’s Science Classroom need for assessment, remediation and research to increase rigor and provide instant feedback on learning

School:
Tyrone Middle School 
Subject:
Science 
Teacher:
Brittany Bandy 
Students Impacted:
140 
Grade:
Date:
August 23, 2017

0% Funded

 

 

Only $941.93 Needed

 

Goal

Thank you for the opportunity to be considered for support.
One of Tyrone Middle School’s goals is to ensure that scholars are prepared for college, career, and life - in order to do so, we must expose future generations to technology and prepare them for jobs that haven’t yet been created as technology remains an upcoming field.
There are many opportunities to use technology for assessments and self-reflection and this is why I am asking for help to purchase kindles. In my classes, scholars are using various applications including Socrative and Kahoot to take daily assessments for instant feedback. After completing a lesson, the scholars will take a quick quiz and reflect on what they learned. The scholars that need additional resources to master the
information are provided an opportunity to complete additional tasks on the kindle. The scholars are able to monitor their own learning and see what part of the standard they are still struggling with - this is a Marzano strategy aligned with the Florida Standards.
 

 

What will be done with my students

I plan on using the Kindle Fires for remediation purposes in order to help the scholars revisit and review the misconceptions they had on a particular learning target or learning goal. The scholars use the resources Study Island and FloridaStudents to conduct virtual labs, vocabulary practice and practice quizzes. Last year, we used this resource on a few computers, and it immediately helped the scholars in reviewing concepts and improving their understanding of concepts. By having Kindle Fires in the classroom the scholars will be able to use the technology with any free time.
The scholars are able to conduct research on their projects which helps provides instant information and learn 21st century skills. Scholars will be able to collaborate with others through various online tools on certain projects and presentations. Additionally, the devices provide me the chance to see their work in real time while giving immediate feedback. Being able to have accessible technology will allow my scholars to also do research for science and find current news articles.  

 

Benefits to my students

Another area of need is having the Kindles for translation of notes and dictionaries. I have dozens of scholars that are English Language Learners and some have only recently moved to the country with barely any English knowledge. The kindles can be a wonderful resource as scholars can have both versions of the notes in their native language and English side by side with access to a dictionary. This can help their grades and start the fundamentals of English. Tyrone Middle School has been a part of the Tyrone Gardens Community in St. Petersburg for nearly 60 years. Our Tyrone Team serves approximately 900 families from 25 different countries including, Cuba, Vietnam, El Salvador, Venezuela, México, Honduras, Syria, Puerto Rico, Italy, Eritrea, Colombia, Albania, Ukraine, Spain, Russian Federation, Philippines, Latvia, Greece, Ghana, Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe. Tyrone Middle School is a title 1 school with over 90% of our scholars receiving free or reduced lunches.
Together, we can bridge the gap and provide technology for the students to conduct online assessments, utilize note taking on their online interactive notebooks, research science opportunities, and meet the needs of a diverse group of students.
Tyrone Middle School has a diverse group of scholars that deserve the best opportunities to be exposed to as many pathways that can truly change the pathways and goals of their lives.
Thank you for consideration.
 

 

Describe the Students

ESE: 15 scholars
ELL: 10 scholars
Low 35% Reading based on FSA: 28 scholars
Low 25% Math based on FSA: 23 scholars

Hispanic Scholars: 18
Asian Scholars: 10
Black or African American Scholars: 25

We have 592 scholars below proficiency in literacy and 617 scholars below proficiency in math.  

 

Budget Narrative

The 7 Kindle Fire devices would provide each group a device to conduct their research and items in the class. The cases would provide an support and ensure longer stability for the device. I have some Kindle Fires in the class now but having the extra 7 would ensure I have a full class set along with the case for each device. Thank you for your support.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
2 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
3 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
4 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
5 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
6 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
7 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
8 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
9 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
10 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
11 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
12 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
13 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
14 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
15 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
16 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
17 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
18 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
19 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
20 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
21 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
22 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
23 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
24 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
25 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
26 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
27 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
28 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
29 Kindle Fire Case $18.00
30 Kindle Fire Device $59.99
31 Kindle Fire Device $59.99
32 Kindle Fire Device $59.99
33 Kindle Fire Device $59.99
34 Kindle Fire Device $59.99
35 Kindle Fire Device $59.99
36 Kindle Fire Device $59.99
  Total: $941.93

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Only $941.93 Needed

 

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