Purpose and Rationale: I would like to request subscriptions to 3 things: Sr. Wooly, Quizizz and Gimkit. I have used these resources previously and found them to be invaluable as excellent engagement tools for encouraging students in their quest to learn a new language. Sr Wooly is a website created by a Spanish teacher who writes stories and music to create funny, absurd tales with unexpected twists that captivate and motivate the middle school student to learn the Spanish language. The website is interactive and allows the teacher to assign "nuggets" for students to learn Spanish in a variety of ways. There are songs, games, videos, and much more. For many years I paid for the subscription myself and would do so again. It is that good.Quizizzis an excellent tool for asynchronous learning. It allows mastery of concepts and words through interactive video and provides answer explanation. With a paid account, the teacher has access to added features and also is ad-free for students. Gimkit is another resource that I have used and is loved by students. It is competitive and students earn "money" when answering correctly and can "shop" for upgrades and power-ups to increase their score and try to win the game. Now the basic membership only allows for 5 players in live games. That is a recent change and I will lose the ability to have an entire class play together or even all my students play competititively together remotely. I have to have the paid version of Gimkit to enjoy all the features my students and I have come to love.
Strategy: I will be using these requested resources immediately and it will positively impact all 175 students I have. We are already using Sr. Wooly and Quizizz in the classroom and I plan to do our first Gimkit next week. The requested funds, if granted, will most definitely be used and enjoyed by all right away and throughout the school year.
Evaluation Summary: Smiling faces, acquisition of words and skills in the Spanish language, spontaneous singing of Sr. Wooly songs by happy learners.
Estimated Completion Date: Immediate and continued use throughout the school year.
Items you plan to purchase with grant money:
Sr. Wooly 1-year PRO account: $150.00
Quizizz "Super" account: $60.00
Gimkit upgraded account: $59.88
The minimum amount I need to get started on this grant is $284