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As a Library Media Specialist in a Title 1 (low income) school of over 600 students, I am blessed to teach to the hearts of every student. Whether they are Gifted, Autistic, homeless, or just a "kid" I want to ignite the spark of the digital world in their souls. I am hoping to offer a hands on collaborate space for all students to come and create using a digital platform.

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Jabil-Making Space for Makerspaces! (iPad palooza)

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School:
McMullen Booth Elementary School 
Subject:
Technology 
Teacher:
Susan Tighe 
Students Impacted:
650 
Grade:
Pre K - 5 
Date:
November 12, 2018

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Only $897.00 Needed

 

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Goal

As a Library Media Specialist in a Title 1 (low income) school of over 600 students, I am blessed to teach to the hearts of every student. Whether they are Gifted, Autistic, homeless, or just a "kid" I want to ignite the spark of the digital world in their souls. I am hoping to offer a hands on collaborate space for all students to come and create using a digital platform.  

 

What will be done with my students

Students are invited to share their creativity when coming to the Media Center. My dream is to create a collaborative space for making, learning, exploring and sharing by using high tech to no tech tools. My space will help prepare my students for the critical need of 21st Century skills in the field of technology. In order to support this endeavor, I am in need of 3 iPads to run my SAM LAB steam kit (engineering based), make my newly "gifted" Apple TV interactive with programs such as Scratch (Code and web development site for kids), and to CODE my DASH robots. These stations will be available to all students at McMullen Booth Elementary school including Pre Kindergarten to 5th grade. I will work with the classroom teachers to set times to have students come and utilize the Maker Spaces. I will follow up with homeroom teachers to ensure comprehension and monitor growth through data collected from each station through the App or computer based program.  

 

Benefits to my students

By providing hands on learning, I will foster critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence. Some of the skills that are learned in a makerspace pertain to electronics, digital arts, mathematics (coding), robotics and even hone reading skills. I am promoting collaboration which in turns supports entrepreneurship and careers in the digital field as well as helping them mold their future. There are many success stories that have come out of makerspaces that it is almost an injustice not to offer this opportunity to our students. By adding 3 iPads (I currently have only 2 iPads), more of my 650 students will have the opportunity to experience the technology we have to offer.  

 

Describe the Students

McMullen Booth Elementary is a first year Title 1 school (low income). 70% of our students are on free or reduced lunches, 42% is ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) with 23% of these students are currently learning English. 35% of our students have disabilities such as Autism. 58% of students are proficient in math and 46% are proficient in Language Arts. We need to improve our these scores to remain competitive with other schools within our area. To do this, support is needed from all areas of our school, including the Media Center.  

 

Budget Narrative

I will purchase protective cases for the iPads through donations from some wonderful volunteers!! Thanks for your consideration.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 iPad 32GB $299.00
2 iPad 32GB $299.00
3 iPad 32GB $299.00
  Total: $897.00

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