Teacher Brings Cutting Edge Technology to Her Classroom - Thanks to the support of the Student Research Foundation

Teacher Brings Cutting Edge Technology to Her Classroom to Show Students New Possibilities

Meet Mrs. K’s a high school teacher in South Carolina who is showing her class the potential

Mrs. K, a high school teacher in South Carolina, wanted her students to have Apple Pencils to use with their iPads. So she posted a project on DonorsChoose.org and asked for them. Because almost all of Mrs. K’s 100+ students come from low-income households, they would have little chance of experiencing the latest technologies like Apple Pencils unless they were provided by their school. But now, thanks to generous donors, her project is fully funded. And her students are using their Apple Pencils to write away on iPads.

“Apple Pencil opens up an entirely new way to use iPad,” Mrs. K explains. “It puts an incredible range of tools and effects in a single instrument. So it’s perfect for taking notes, capturing observations on a field trip, sketch-noting, marking up documents, and anything else students or teachers need to do . . . This skill is particularly handy when in college, they need to supplement written notes with drawn images to reinforce key science concepts or connect big ideas. My hope is that they will be able to synthesize using visuals to recreate and condense pages of notes as they review them.”

Mrs. K Thanks the Student Research Foundation for Supporting Her Classroom

Dear Student Research Foundation,

My scholars are looking forward to the day we have a class set of apple pencils.

Apple Pencil opens up an entirely new way to use iPad. It puts an incredible range of tools and effects in a single instrument. So it’s perfect for taking notes, capturing observations on a field trip, sketch-noting, marking up documents, and anything else students or teachers need to do.

This skill is particularly handy when in college, they need to supplement written notes with drawn images to reinforce key science concepts or connect big ideas. My hope is that they will be able to synthesize using visuals to recreate and condense pages of notes as they review them.

With this one pencil in class, they are at least aware of the possibilities and have exposure to the cutting edge technology that is evolving in front of our very eyes as we speak.

Thank you for believing in my classroom and the work that I do.

With gratitude,
Mrs. K.

Teacher Brings Cutting Edge Technology to Her Classroom - Thanks to help from the Student Research Foundation

Looking Ahead for Mrs. K’s Students towards their college and career pathways

We don’t know how many of Mrs. K’s students will now end up going to college and studying one of the many STEM degree options being offered. We don’t know who will pursue a STEM career because of our donation to a high school classroom but we do know that it is one of the many ways we can help high school teachers show their students what is possible today. We

We look forward to writing about the success of more DonorsChoose.org teacher projects here on the Student Research Foundation blog. Stay tuned!

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