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Mr. Bambusa from Gilroy CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Android For Students

My students need one Samsung Note 8.0, two Samsung Tab 7.0s, one Netgear PTV3000, and various cases to augment my Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.

  • $993 goal

This project expired on May 8, 2014.

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My Students

There is no typical day in my classroom because each day is different. I adapt my lessons and sequence according to the needs of the students. I use music, the news, pop culture, karaoke, and tablets alongside traditional texts to engage my students. We laugh, cry, and learn together.

I love my school.

I love my students. I am a committed teacher that is willing to work hard to be a great teacher; however, I cannot do it alone. Smartphones, tablets, and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are causing a paradigm shift in education. Unfortunately, due to the digital divide, our most disadvantaged students cannot participate, which widens the existing achievement gap. I immigrated to the US as an illiterate refugee from Vietnam. I was able to bridge the Digital Divide and Achievement Gap. Will you help me do the same for my students?

My Project

Currently, my students use smartphones and tablets to engage with and present information on the web. I have created CCSS-aligned lessons that require students to read, think, write, and collaborate online through apps and social media. Students are annotating text, taking notes in the cloud, and debating through Skype, etc. by using their smartphones or tablets. Students are encouraged to use their personal devices in my class because my district have adopted a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, but not all of my students have a device. I teach in an impoverished school, where sixty-six percent of the student body qualifies for free or reduced lunch. This project will help provide tablets for disadvantaged students. I will train the students how to use tablets as learning tools by teaching them how to read, write, think, and collaborate in the Cloud. My classroom is very close to being paperless because we are utilizing cloud storage and web tools.

I donated thirteen tablets to well-deserving students this year, and their academic achievement increased dramatically.

As a parting thought, consider the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: "The house praises the carpenter." I need tools to be a good carpenter, and my houses need tools to learn 21st century skills.

Mr. Bambusa
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 190 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7-Inch, White) • Amazon $179.00 2 $358.00
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (16GB, White) • Amazon $299.00 1 $299.00
NETGEAR Push2TV Wireless Display HDMI Adapter with Miracast (PTV3000) Certified for use with Kindle Fire HDX • Amazon $57.74 1 $57.74
IVSO Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Ultra Lightweight Slim Smart Cover Case with Auto Sleep/Wake Function-will only fit Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Tablet (Black) • Amazon $7.95 1 $7.95
IVSO Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Ultra Lightweight Slim Smart Cover Case with Auto Sleep/Wake Function-will only fit Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 Tablet (White) • Amazon $12.90 1 $12.90

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