Walton Education Foundation

As students move from grade level to grade level they are required to master multiple standards in multiple subjects. Florida standards slowly progress by grade levels to ensure that students leave one grade level with the knowledge to succeed in the next grade level. Unfortunately, not every student gains the knowledge that they need to be successful in their current grade. According to the STAR Enterprise Assessment, 60% of our fifth grade students are below proficiency based on the FSA cut scores that correlate with STAR. As fifth grade teachers, we strongly believe that we can decrease the percentage of students that are not on grade level by using specific tools that will engage our students and promote a positive learning atmosphere. However, to help us provide a hands-on, interactive, and engaging classroom we believe we need more technology. During this day and age technology is life. Students enjoy doing pretty much anything and everything with electronics. We believe that students would be greatly impacted if we had iPads to incorporate into our daily lessons and activities. This will help student engagement and build up confidence which will later increase the proficiency of our fifth grade students.
Multiple studies show that technology is key to success. According to greatschools.org, “Early research shows that tablets in the classroom have the potential to significantly enhance learning.” While reading this article, I discovered that there are multiple ways that we can enhance the student learning and abilities by using ipads correctly. Not only will the ipads assist the students with their learning needs, but also help them master the standards they are required to meet in fifth grade and teach them real world skills that they could apply in their everyday life.
Florida Reading Standard LAFS.5.SL.2.5 states that students must “includ multimedia components and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. Students could use the ipads to help create and present their presentations. Learning this manner can help student in the real world by including a future career, such as projector managers or engineers.
LAFS.5.RL.4.10/LAFS.5.RF.4.4 and many others standards require students to comprehend text at the high end of grade 4-5 independently and proficiently while reading it accurately and fluently. There are many apps that help students with fluency and comprehension while also providing the teacher with reports to progress monitor each individual student.
Being that Ipads are so diverse in the applications they offer, students would have the tools at the touch of their fingers to help them be successful and meet the requirements needed to be proficient on the STAR Enterprise assessment.
Not only will ipads help meet the needs for student engagement in reading, but also other subject areas as well. Currently, 50% of fifth grade students are at or above 5th grade level based on the STAR Math assessment. Florida Standard MAFS.5.NBT.2.5 requires students to “fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.” This standard, and many others in math can be addressed with multiple applications that are accessible through an ipad such as Xtra math, Lumio, and Prodigy.
I would also like to mention that we as fifth grade teachers could also use these ipads to better enhance our direct instruction process, because we would be able to circulate around the room while also using the tablet to teach and project lessons. This will also assist with student engagement, because it will allow us to monitor what the students are doing all around the room and not just in the central location of our teacher station.
Teachers will tackle the diverse needs of each student by using ipads in small group rotations, during whole group instruction, for the use of manipulatives, tutorials, lessons, games and various forms of practice. By the end of the year, 80% of students will demonstrate proficiency on the Florida State Assessment, teacher created classroom assessments, and/or STAR Enterprise assessment in both reading and math.

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Ipad Minis for Our Minis

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School:
Paxton School 
Subject:
Teaching Quality 
Teacher:
Susie McDaniel 
 
Jessica Cook, Jessica Moore  
Students Impacted:
  
Grade:
Date:
October 17, 2016

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Walton Education Foundation - $1,500.00

 

Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 57

With the purchase of these IPads, we as a fifth grade group have improved our STAR Reading and Math scores from the beginning of the year.

 

STAR data equivalent to FSA level 3:

STAR Reading- (beginning)18/57     (end)35/57

STAR Math- (beginning)18/57         (end) 37/57

 

We incorporated the Ipads in our small  and whole group lessons to help improve student engagement. We used common core sheets, xtra math, brainpop, as well as others. We only had a few months to incorporate our ipads in the classroom this year however, we plan to use the ipads into our lessons weekly for several years to come.

 

Original Grant Overview

Goal

As students move from grade level to grade level they are required to master multiple standards in multiple subjects. Florida standards slowly progress by grade levels to ensure that students leave one grade level with the knowledge to succeed in the next grade level. Unfortunately, not every student gains the knowledge that they need to be successful in their current grade. According to the STAR Enterprise Assessment, 60% of our fifth grade students are below proficiency based on the FSA cut scores that correlate with STAR. As fifth grade teachers, we strongly believe that we can decrease the percentage of students that are not on grade level by using specific tools that will engage our students and promote a positive learning atmosphere. However, to help us provide a hands-on, interactive, and engaging classroom we believe we need more technology. During this day and age technology is life. Students enjoy doing pretty much anything and everything with electronics. We believe that students would be greatly impacted if we had iPads to incorporate into our daily lessons and activities. This will help student engagement and build up confidence which will later increase the proficiency of our fifth grade students.
Multiple studies show that technology is key to success. According to greatschools.org, “Early research shows that tablets in the classroom have the potential to significantly enhance learning.” While reading this article, I discovered that there are multiple ways that we can enhance the student learning and abilities by using ipads correctly. Not only will the ipads assist the students with their learning needs, but also help them master the standards they are required to meet in fifth grade and teach them real world skills that they could apply in their everyday life.
Florida Reading Standard LAFS.5.SL.2.5 states that students must “includ multimedia components and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. Students could use the ipads to help create and present their presentations. Learning this manner can help student in the real world by including a future career, such as projector managers or engineers.
LAFS.5.RL.4.10/LAFS.5.RF.4.4 and many others standards require students to comprehend text at the high end of grade 4-5 independently and proficiently while reading it accurately and fluently. There are many apps that help students with fluency and comprehension while also providing the teacher with reports to progress monitor each individual student.
Being that Ipads are so diverse in the applications they offer, students would have the tools at the touch of their fingers to help them be successful and meet the requirements needed to be proficient on the STAR Enterprise assessment.
Not only will ipads help meet the needs for student engagement in reading, but also other subject areas as well. Currently, 50% of fifth grade students are at or above 5th grade level based on the STAR Math assessment. Florida Standard MAFS.5.NBT.2.5 requires students to “fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.” This standard, and many others in math can be addressed with multiple applications that are accessible through an ipad such as Xtra math, Lumio, and Prodigy.
I would also like to mention that we as fifth grade teachers could also use these ipads to better enhance our direct instruction process, because we would be able to circulate around the room while also using the tablet to teach and project lessons. This will also assist with student engagement, because it will allow us to monitor what the students are doing all around the room and not just in the central location of our teacher station.
Teachers will tackle the diverse needs of each student by using ipads in small group rotations, during whole group instruction, for the use of manipulatives, tutorials, lessons, games and various forms of practice. By the end of the year, 80% of students will demonstrate proficiency on the Florida State Assessment, teacher created classroom assessments, and/or STAR Enterprise assessment in both reading and math.
 

 

What will be done with my students

If granted the ipads, we will permanently integrate them on a daily basis. Students will use them to take AR test, use them in small group rotations, during whole group instruction, for the use of manipulatives, tutorials, lessons, games, and various forms of practice. Students will also use them to create presentations for social studies and science concepts and will be able to share these presentations across grade level as well as grade levels below that may be learning the same concepts.By May of 2017, students will have shared at least one presentation with students in lower grade levels to help support new concepts they are learning while also helping the students master their current fifth grade standard.

Florida Standard MAFS.5.NBT.2.5 requires students to “fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.” This standard and many others in math can be addressed with multiple applications that are accessible through an ipad such as Xtra math, Lumio, and Prodigy.

Florida Reading Standard LAFS.5.SL.2.5 states that students must “included multimedia components and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. Students could use the ipads to help create and present their presentations. Students learning this process can help them in the real world by involving a future career such as, projector managers or engineers.
LAFS.5.RL.4.10/LAFS.5.RF.4.4 and many others standards require students to comprehend text at the high end of grade 4-5 independently and proficiently while reading it accurately and fluently. There are many apps that help students with fluency and comprehension while also providing the teacher with reports to progress monitor each individual student. (learning a-z and Renaissance place)

 

 

Benefits to my students

Currently there are 57 students and 3 teachers that wouild benefit from having ipads in the classroom. However, the ipads will continue to stay with 5th grade, therefore many more students to come will be impacted throughout the years. By the end of the year, 80% of students will demonstrate proficiency on the Florida State Assessment, teacher created classroom assessments, and/or STAR Enterprise assessment in both reading and math.
 

 

Budget Narrative

We currently have the iPad Mini picked out because they are cost effective which allows us to have 1 small group set or 2 per classroom, wherever they are needed the most throughout the year. We also chose the Apple brand because we are certain it will link up to our schools network and technology system.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 ipad mini $250.00
2 ipad mini $250.00
3 ipad mini $250.00
4 ipad mini $250.00
5 ipad mini $250.00
6 ipad mini $250.00
  Total: $1,500.00

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