Walton Education Foundation

As students go from class to class each day, they are expected to write math problems and essays as ways to express their knowledge of subject matter. Students are living in a world filled with technology and are comfortable using technology in various ways. I would love to bring the use of technology into the classroom as a fun way to express knowledge in Algebra I and Algebra II to students who may struggle with the concepts taught in these classes and as a way to reinforce concepts for a deeper level of understanding. MAFS.912.a-REI.3.7 states that students will be able to solve a simple system consisting of a linear equation and a quadratic equation in two variables algebraically and graphically. All students take the Algebra EOC online and would benefit from practice of such standards taught through the use of technology. I would love for my students to be able to gain familiarity with the online graphing platform through websites, to understand the technological tools needed to be successful in the 21st century as well as on statewide assessments, and to assess success and deficits in skills taught through various online formative and summative assessments. The use of i Pads in the classroom would allow these advancements to take place.

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Infinite Solutions with i Pads

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School:
Paxton School 
Subject:
Teaching Quality 
Teacher:
James Moore 
Students Impacted:
80 
Grade:
9-12 
Date:
October 2, 2019

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St. Joe Community Foundation - $897.00

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 87

I would like to start by saying thank you so much to the St. Joe Foundation and the Walton County Education Foundation for allowing teachers like me the opportunity to apply for and receive the funding made available through grants like these. I applied for a grant for iPads to help with instruction in my classroom. I wanted to increase the use of STEM lessons as well as increase my lower tiered students' performances on the Algebra 1 EOC at the end of the year. Due to COVID my students obviously didn't get to test, but they did perform well on a county created AYP Test that we've used to measure their performance over the years in Algebra. Below are the results:

 

August Score: (given first 2 days of school before any instruction has taken place)
Class Average: 27%

 

December Score: (given after first semester and after utilizing iPads in classroom to differentiate and enhance STEM thought processes)

Class Average: 52%

 

It may not be passing yet, but I felt my students made a great increase and were on their way to doing well on the Algebra 1 EOC.

 

Thank you again for the grant. I plan to apply for several years in order to be able to obtain a full class set of iPads that would be easier for me to implement them on a daily basis with my entire class, and not have to rotate them through students.

 

Thank you again,

Nate Moore
Paxton School - Math Department

 

Original Grant Overview

Goal

As students go from class to class each day, they are expected to write math problems and essays as ways to express their knowledge of subject matter. Students are living in a world filled with technology and are comfortable using technology in various ways. I would love to bring the use of technology into the classroom as a fun way to express knowledge in Algebra I and Algebra II to students who may struggle with the concepts taught in these classes and as a way to reinforce concepts for a deeper level of understanding. MAFS.912.a-REI.3.7 states that students will be able to solve a simple system consisting of a linear equation and a quadratic equation in two variables algebraically and graphically. All students take the Algebra EOC online and would benefit from practice of such standards taught through the use of technology. I would love for my students to be able to gain familiarity with the online graphing platform through websites, to understand the technological tools needed to be successful in the 21st century as well as on statewide assessments, and to assess success and deficits in skills taught through various online formative and summative assessments. The use of i Pads in the classroom would allow these advancements to take place.  

 

What will be done with my students

If granted the i Pads, all current and future students will be able to daily work collaboratively through technological means to reinforce skills that have been explicitly taught through direct instruction.  

 

Benefits to my students

Currently there are 80 students that would benefit from the use of i Pads in the classroom, and many more students in years to come. It is my goal that my students be proficient on the EOC as well as provide technological opportunities to promote success for students who are on a college and career track.  

 

Budget Narrative

i Pads for the classroom are a cost effective means of providing the tools needed to be successful in the 21st century in a practical and fun way.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Apple-10.2-inch-iPad-Wi-Fi-tablet-32-GB $299.00
2 Apple-10.2-inch-iPad-Wi-Fi-tablet-32-GB $299.00
3 Apple-10.2-inch-iPad-Wi-Fi-tablet-32-GB $299.00
  Total: $897.00

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