Acts such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, approves the use of grants for library resources, textbooks, among other items. The earlier we recognize the need, the better. Wheat (2013) states, “As schools experience greater deficits in funding, along with increasing complexity and quantity of student needs, the gap between what resources exist and what is needed grows wider.” There are several means of applying such as the website DonarsChoose.com and DigitalWish.com where students, parents, and teachers take the initiative to ask for what their students need in the classroom. Donors, including some major corporations, provide that service as long as the receiver promises to update them on how it aided the school or classroom. As the use of technology rises in the classroom, it will be vital for Chesapeake to continue to upgrade their classrooms to provide the resources needed for student
XYZ Charter academy’s mission is to see that no child is left behind and has the same opportunity no matter income bracket(Dr.Harris,2017). XYZ Charter Academy is seeking a technology grant to provide early childhood students with access to their own students at school. This will increase student engagement and teacher student connection. An overview is that student academic performance will increase using technology. There are always two sides to every story. There is some good of using technology in the classroom as well as negative reasons. Our organization has looked into all the objectives and realizes that the students may not always do what they are supposed to do with accessing other websites.
XYZ Charter Academy is a Title one Public School that is seeking a grant to receive computers for the Pre-k classrooms. The help of the grant would help out identified at risk students have access to technology in the classroom. The objective is to provide students with the ability to have access to their own computer in the classroom which will increase their overall academics. The students at XYZ Charter Academy are two to three grade levels behind and as we know technology has taken over the use of textbooks in the classrooms and it has also taken over the way we conduct our lives.
MSET offers Maryland educators an opportunity to apply for grants to encourage personalized learning through the effective use of technology in teaching, leading, and
So, what was the initiative that was offered? It’s called “Race to the Top,” and it is essentially a competitive grant that was offered by the US Department of Education in the tune of $4.35 billion.
XYZ has the potential to reach at risk youth as early as early childhood by introducing them to the world of virtual learning to target student achievement. With this technology grant XYZ Charter Academy would be able to invest in a one to one computer program for every student. The computers will be used for research projects and instead of writing papers they could create PowerPoints or videos. It gives students a new way of learning. Edudemi(2017) discusses how Technology gives children the ability to learn in ways their parents and grandparents never had. Technology in the classroom also impacts the teachers with data analysis.
The Wilson School District was a recipient of the Classrooms for the Future (CFF) grant nearly a decade ago. The CFF grant allowed the district to install interactive whiteboards in every classroom. As of last year (2014/15), the district went 1:1 utilizing Chromebooks in the middle schools. At this time, every student has a device that they can take home.
Technology has a huge impact on everyone. Despite the variety of age groups, we have all become dependent on using technology throughout our lives. With the use of smartphones, alarm clocks, headphones, and so forth, we have started to invest tech into our everyday lifestyle, where it is now a social norm. As we are moving rapidly into a tech-based world, the use of technology has been incorporated into classrooms. Teachers have introduced PowerPoints, chatrooms, online assignments and much more to make the classroom run smoothly and help students accomplish more from their learning. However, problems can arise with technology usage in the classroom. Through students being able to access technology, they can become distracted
Since 2010, I have inspired, coached, and mentored fellow educators in the purposeful use of technology to engage students and improve student achievement beginning with the first 1:1 mobile technology program, iEngage, at Aliso Elementary in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. What began as simply having students record themselves reading aloud into iPods to develop reading fluency expanded into a tool used across all content areas to not only engage students but to facilitate active participation from all students all the time. Due to the success of iEngage in improving student achievement, Saddleback Valley expanded the program K-12 with funds from the ETT grant. Consequently, I, along with Principal Crystal Turner, was awarded Apple Distinguished Educator and the following year iEngage was honored as an Apple Distinguished District program. As the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the OCDE, I would continue to support, inspire, and motivate districts to use technology to enhance student engagement and improve student learning. Ensuring schools receive access to information and technology resources to create the learning environments necessary for our students to graduate with the skills to be competitive in a global workforce.
Today, technology is advancing faster than ever. It’s incredible how humans have turned it into something more. Innovative ideas such as virtual reality, touchscreen devices, and audio helper (Alexa siri, google.) Furthermore, technology has evolved greatly for the education of students. Although technology has enhanced education, some students can’t fully utilize it if the circumstances at home prevents them from doing so. For example, Anson High School provides laptops that students can take home. With this, we can use it to our advantage to complete assignments online.
Integrating technology in every day teaching is a great necessity in this 21st century, but at the same time it is a great challenge for educators with the advent of numerous technologies almost every day. My goal for this project, as an intern, will be to assess and evaluate various technological tools used by teachers across the building and training them on research based strategies that play a vital role in making learning more meaningful and
A Rutgers education will not only allow me to grow as a college student but as a person overall. Graduating from Rutgers will hold a greater value in the outside world when I apply for jobs as this university has many well-known schools like the Business School or the School or Arts and Sciences. Since Rutgers is well known for their programs, this would allow me to be able to excel in my major of choice and be able to take different classes that would allow for my knowledge to grow more than it would at Rowan University. The classes that Rutgers will offer compared to Rowan would challenge me to work harder and push my limits in order for me to grow and succeed as a person. Having a Rutgers education will help my career goals because while I am there, I will have many opportunities to join clubs and organizations that interest me. Since I plan on
Technology is one of the greatest things invented, yet it has many drawbacks. In school and at home, smartphones, texting, video games, iPads, Facebook, Web surfing and television do get me distracted and interrupt my learning. Technology is everywhere you can see. Technology is in the workplace, education, at the mall, and many other places. In education, technology is a great thing, making life easier for teachers and administrators everywhere and lessons more engaging for students. However, technology is a huge distraction.
One of the drawbacks mentioned in the article “Technology: A Catalyst for Teaching and Learning in the Classroom,” is that technology is very expensive, requires ongoing support and constant upgrades, and is not as cost effective as other investments in education (Valdez 21). Some critics think technology is a waste of scarce resources in education (Valdez 22), because overspending in technology can leave inadequate funds for other pressing needs in education. The funds invested in new technologies can instead be invested in other ways such as arts, science laboratories and shops that allow for more hands-on learning (Valdez 21). Well balanced funding for all essential elements in education is an important strategy to follow in the reality of scarce resources in education.