My students need two Chromebooks to access the Internet and online learning sites.
This project expired on July 29, 2014.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
All students in my classroom have the opportunity to be active learners, both as leaders and by learning from others. My multi-age classroom allows them to fill a variety of roles, and I also want to provide them with up to date technology so that they will be prepared for the changes of the future.
Students in my school come from a wide range of economic levels, and we have a 35% poverty rate.
My class is a diverse group in terms of age, learning styles, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds. I teach first through third grade students, and my classroom is part of a first through fifth grade multi-age program. We group students in a variety of ways throughout the day according to their learning needs, and I work closely with the other two 1-3 teachers. The three of us work with a group of about 50 students, many of whom we work with for three years before they move on to the upper grades. This consistent learning environment allows us to get to know students and families very well, and we can really focus on each individual's strengths as a learner.
Students are easily motivated and engaged when using technology to learn. The Chromebooks allow students to access the Internet easily, and there are many ways we use them. Students can play learning games that develop skills being taught in class. They can create, work collaboratively, and share projects and documents using Google apps. They use math sites that we can customize to their specific learning needs. We can use typing apps to help develop their keyboarding skills. We use several online book sites, where students can read and get immediate feedback on how well they comprehend the story or material. They do word work activities that develop grammar and vocabulary. There are so many possible uses! However, currently we do not have enough Chromebooks to meet the demand.
Currently, my students do not have enough access to the technology we have available.
There are too many of them, and too few devices. These two Chromebooks would increase the ratio to one Chromebook for every three students. Having them would allow me to more easily tailor learning to individual student needs, and would allow students to be learners for the future.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Moll.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mrs. Moll and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.