Apple Distinguished Educator Mike lang is using the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to show his kindergarten and first grade students at Laura Dearing Elementary School in Las Vegas that they have the power to change the world.
By incorporating interactive workbooks into Keynote on iPad, Lang’s three-part learning project is designed to show students that they matter, help them examine the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and encourage them to be change. they want to see in their Vegas Community.
Students will use the iPad to capture and edit images of themselves, their family, and their neighborhoods, and then build their stories about why they matter using the PBS KIDS ScratchJr coding app on the iPad.
“My hope for all of my students is that they see themselves and consider themselves citizens of the world responsible for helping others succeed,” says Lang.
“I saw how technology could transform and transfer information to students much more efficiently than I was trying to explain it,” Lang says. “After that, I became a digital learning coach and started spreading the gospel of kids doing things with devices. I have been fortunate to grow with the evolution of digital in the classroom. “
Lang believes that it is the responsibility of each teacher to ensure that their students understand the role they can play in changing the world.