Walton Education Foundation

The goal of this grant is to allow my students the ability to have differentiated instruction through technology. I want to put technology in the hands of my lower performing students when they don't have this opportunity at home. The Data from the programs I would have them use would help me to understand and identify my students' strengths and weaknesses.
The goal I will achieve with the AIL Clickers is to be able to assess my students knowledge of the lessons before, during and after the unit. I would also be able to use these to prepare my 5th graders for the FCAT at the end of the year and to begin teaching 6th grade standards before they leave me.
I would be able to use the computers and clickers all year long and every year thereafter here in Walton County, and be able to target and reinforce every Florida Standard for 5th grade Science.

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Clickity Click & Make it Stick

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School:
Emerald Coast Middle School 
Subject:
Low Performing Students 
Teacher:
Ellen Adkins 
Students Impacted:
91 
Grade:
Date:
October 13, 2017

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The Alys Foundation - $982.56

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Goal

The goal of this grant is to allow my students the ability to have differentiated instruction through technology. I want to put technology in the hands of my lower performing students when they don't have this opportunity at home. The Data from the programs I would have them use would help me to understand and identify my students' strengths and weaknesses.
The goal I will achieve with the AIL Clickers is to be able to assess my students knowledge of the lessons before, during and after the unit. I would also be able to use these to prepare my 5th graders for the FCAT at the end of the year and to begin teaching 6th grade standards before they leave me.
I would be able to use the computers and clickers all year long and every year thereafter here in Walton County, and be able to target and reinforce every Florida Standard for 5th grade Science. 

 

What will be done with my students

I teach the lowest 25% of our 5th grade and I have several non-English speakers in my class and would use the Dell Computers for my Spanish speaking students to be able to access the Spanish version of our textbook and for them to be able to interpret our science vocabulary during class. I would also allow other low performing students the ability to use the computers so they can watch instructive videos about our lessons when they would not be able to at their homes because they don't have the technology or WiFi available to them. Having technology in the classroom give students opportunities that they probably do not have at home. They will also be able to learn the use and care of technology.
I would use the All in Learning WiFi clickers to check the students understanding before, during and after instruction. With the AIL Clickers, I will be able to:
- utilize total student participation
- utilize execution of key strategies
- Exit Tickets/Tickets out the door
– Bell Ringers
– Do Nows
– Demonstrations of Learning
– Multiple Response Strategies
– Time Savings for Teachers
- Ongoing and frequent student engagement
- use cloud based reporting for myself
- use the Benchmark given at the first of the year and use mid year as well as final benchmark assessment data to see the growth of my students.
With the AIL Clickers, I will be able to have frequent data collection and immediate feedback to accomplish this goal. These clickers will actively engage my students and give them ownership of their learning.
 

 

Benefits to my students

Receiving this grant will benefit 91 students, most of them being in the lowest 25% of our 5th Grade. It will provide the opportunity for my students to work together and for them to be able to receive differentiated instruction. I will have immediate feedback and that will help me to direct my lessons and planning and be able to know if I need to re-teach or move ahead to the next Unit. With the use of the clickers, I will be able to know who needs more help without the student being embarrassed in front of the class. Incorporating technology into the classroom will meet the needs of many different learning styles as well as allow the students who move at a faster pace to move on to the next lesson and not be held back due to a few students who are not able to advance as fast. Most of my students only get to use technology at school and it is important that we meet the needs of those students by incorporating technology into their education. 

 

Budget Narrative

All money will be spent at the onset of the initial grant to purchase the computers and AIL Clickers. The cost of the class set of AIL Clickers is all inclusive and compliments our district's current use of the All in Learning platform for assessment. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Dell Latitude 3189 11.6in-Celeron-N3350-4GB-64GB-SSD Win 10 Pro 64-bit $303.78
2 Dell Latitude 3189 11.6in-Celeron-N3350-4GB-64GB-SSD Win 10 Pro 64-bit $303.78
3 All in Learning Clickers $375.00
  Total: $982.56

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