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Mrs. Caudle


Blue Ridge Elementary School


“Do you remember going on field trips in elementary school? Would you ever have dreamed of taking an iPad on that field trip to record your learning? (You know, hypothetically speaking since iPads weren't around when we went on field trips.)

Some may say 3rd graders can't do it. "They can't use technology the way you expect them to and learn from it." Ahhh, but you couldn't be any farther from the truth. Our 3rd graders this year learned so much using the iPad on our field trip expeditions. They learned how to take the information they learned from the expedition and put it on an iPad, how to challenge each other with creating better ways of sharing their knowledge through videos, and how to be risk takers attempting to solve problems together rather than getting adult help. I saw students engaged and stay engaged throughout the entire project. Our diverse students, who come from a school where 73% are free and reduced, can do what is expected of them. We just have to give them a chance. Using technology gives them that chance.

Having iPads in the classroom with give us more opportunities (than just field trips) to enhance student learning. Pencil and paper days are over. With this type of technology, students will be able to create projects with sites such as MentorMob and Prezi, have real world experiences through Skype and virtual field trips, use their creativity with programs such as Wordle, Museum Box, and Educreations, to share their projects with others that aren't necessarily in the classroom. I am requesting an iPad, an Otterbox (to protect the iPad), a stylus and a keyboard. Having these items will definitely enhance our classroom.

We need more technology in our schools so that the chances are there for students to grab onto and thrive from. Right now we have a computer lab that 21 classrooms are sharing. We also have 3 computer carts that house 15 laptops that 21 classrooms are sharing. This makes it very hard to use technology daily. By getting iPads in our classroom, we will have the technology to use daily, increase students' technological, real world learning, and travel with them on our expeditions.

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