Walton Education Foundation

For all students in Mrs. Wyatt's class to take control of their learning by incorporating technology into all four core subjects, while working together within small peer groups.

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Student Led Project Based Learning

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School:
Van R Butler Elementary 
Subject:
Teaching Quality 
Teacher:
Brittany Wyatt 
Students Impacted:
18 
Grade:
Date:
October 12, 2020

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The Alys Foundation - $897.00

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Goal

For all students in Mrs. Wyatt's class to take control of their learning by incorporating technology into all four core subjects, while working together within small peer groups.  

 

What will be done with my students

Every year, 18-22 second grade students will be divided into small rotating groups of 4 to create a project based learning atmosphere with the support of these ipads. Students will use the ipads to access safe and accredited online sites that will allow them to investigate and explore the remarkable world around them.

A group of four students may be given a theme for their PBL (project based learning) =assignment. The assignment will teach and cover the Florida State Sunshine Standards in Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, Technology as well as team collaboration. For example, the theme may be to discover what life was like for the Wampanoag Native American tribe.

Students will use online apps and tools such as "Pebble Go" for student friendly research topics. This particular site gives specific and important details about a topic without overloading the child with too much associated information. Then there is also the site EPIC!, which allows the student to explore hundreds of thousands of non-fiction books and videos. There are even stories that "Read to You" and highlight the words as they go, perfect for any ESOL or beginning level reading student.  

 

Benefits to my students

This project based learning intent is focused on unpacking the Florida State Sunshine Standards and then aligning the standards to activities and research that can hit more than one subject, but encompass all subjects using a powerful theme.

The standards covering this thematic unit could include but are not limited to, SS.2.A.1.1 Examining primary and secondary sources..., SS.2.A.1.2 Utilizing the media centers, technology or other informational sources to locate information that provides answers to questions about a historical topic., SS.2.A.2.1 Recognize the Native Americans were the first inhabitants in North America.,
SS.2.A.2.2, along with LAFS.2.L.1.1, LAFS.2.L.3.4, LAFS.2.L.3.6, LAFS.2.RI.1.1, LAFS.2.RI.1.2,LAFS.2.RI.2.5, LAFS.2.SL.1.1, LAFS.2.SL.1.2, MAFS.2.G.1.3, MAFS.2.MD.1.1, MAFS.2.MD.1.4, SC.2.E.6.1, SC.2.L.16.1, SC.2.L.17.1, SC.2.L.17.2. and so many more depending on the theme chosen.

The research for such a project will have students reviewing books, articles, videos, collaborating with one another on the topic while also comparing life back then to their lives now. This type of technological focused learning will open up an opportunity to even create a math and science related project, such as a sun dial, or investigating specific plant and human life cycles too!

The opportunities to explore history and the current world we live in are absolutely endless with the support of technology integrated into classroom learning.  

 

Budget Narrative

I am graciously requesting a total of three Apple Ipad tablets in order to make this project and passion of mine come true.

3x of Apple-10.2-inch-iPad-Wi-Fi-tablet-32-GB = Total $897 

 

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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