Charity of the Month for February 2015 – Catching Up With Chromebooks!
Here's information on the students and the project:My Students: In our classroom we work to develop the digital literacy skills that most of our peers take for granted, so we can be fully prepared for life after high school. With the addition of classroom Chromebooks we can overcome the digital divide! UASDC is a Title I high school located in Manhattan with students hailing from all five boroughs. Our school is majority male. The best way to describe my students is through the nickname I give them...they are my "chicken nuggets"...because there is nothing better than a chicken nugget, and there are no better kids than my kids. Last week I had nearly twenty students in my classroom, working intently on a research project, until 5:30 at night. The 10th graders had accepted a challenge-to create a social justice documentary that highlighted a problem they saw in their communities. They researched the issue, interviewed New Yorkers on the street, and created viable solutions to the problems. Using rented iMacs students took their work and created 5 minute documentaries. Students were challenged-both by the assignment, and the skills needed to complete the task. They demonstrated academic grit as they worked together to navigate the technological challenges.
My students need 10 Chromebooks to develop the digital literacy skills necessary for success in the 21st century.EatSmart is donating 50 cents for every new Facebook follower during the month of February to Ms. King's technology project, Catching Up With Chromebooks. (So spread the word!)
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About Ms. King: Ms. King is a high school teacher in NYC who loves her job and all things NYC. Outside of the classroom, she loves running and coaching new runners, and has completed the New York City Marathon twice.