In a couple of weeks, thousands of teachers will open their classroom of eager students ready to learn for the 2013-2014 school year. During this time teachers will have the privilege to know a whole new set of schools and have the chance to ask parents to help contribute to supplies for their classroom. The other night, I had an epiphany as I was creating lesson plans and I thought in a perfect world where parents/schools actually bought supplies that teachers needed, what would teachers ask for?
We posed the question on social media and the answers we received should be any principal and/or parent’s guide for purchasing supplies for their teachers!
1. A classroom set of iPads. With a variety of capabilities, the hottest item on our informal survey was a classroom set of iPads. According to Apple, the iPad is a tablet computer designed and developed by Apple. It is particularly marketed as a platform for audio and visual media.. Within the last couple of years their versatility for facilitating student learning has made them a hot commodity among schools and teachers. In recent years, some schools are thinking about implementing a 1:1 iPad classrooms to cut the costs of buying paper textbooks. While initially they are expensive, Ipads have a variety of ways they are helpful in the classroom. Teachers can load textbooks on them, students can create interactive presentations on them, students can read classic novels on them without worrying about books being damaged !
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