Kindle donation boosts digital learning (video)

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All 3rd through 5th grade teachers in the Bryan Adams feeder pattern recently took part in a training on implementing the use of Kindle tablets in their classrooms.

The Kindles, a donation from the Dallas-based Jiv Daya Foundation, will allow teachers to incorporate technology which engages their students in a way that meets their interest in digital apps and games. The training was led by representatives from the Jiv Daya Foundation and Dallas ISD’s Personalized Learning Department.

The Foundation, a private, family foundation, is based in Dallas.

“Their children were raised here, so they wanted to give back to their own backyard,” said Tina Chong, Senior Grants Coordinator for the Foundation. “They started this initiative, the student e-reader program, back in 2011 because they wanted to contribute to the growth of Dallas.”

Teachers are excited for the opportunity to bring the Kindles to their classrooms and work them into their lesson plans. According to Brandee Johnson, 4th grade teacher at Casa View Elementary, the tablets will allow teachers to “improve our implementation of curriculum and instruction. We also got to learn how to integrate all-in learning, which is something we do with the Kindle as well, so I think that’s going to be great to use in the classroom daily.”

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