Using The New Ideas And Strategies I Have Gained Essay

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The Digital Student In order to understand the ways in which I plan to use the new ideas and strategies I have gained in the “Digital Student” course, you must first understand my teaching placements. Each school day I teach in two vastly different settings. In the morning I teach at an urban high school. We have roughly twelve hundred and fifty students. At my high school, we face all of the challenges you find in an urban setting. Sixty-one percent of our students are economically challenged. Many of my students work in the evening to help out at home or to have spending money. Attendance is a concern. Attending school regularly is an issue with many of my students. We also have a large population of special needs students. Twenty-two percent of our students have disabilities. The subject I teach at the high school is junior/senior level Earth and Space Science. I teach three sections and have a total of sixty-four students in my classes. My course fulfills the third year of the science graduation requirement for many of my students. Accessing technology in my school can be challenging. We do not have one to one computer access for our students. We have one computer lab, one library computer lab and Chromecarts. The Chromecarts are frequently out of circulation because of their use in testing and in our credit recovery classes. This year I have been experimenting with the flipped classroom model. Therefore, I surveyed my students for computer access at the

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