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Ms. Lantes from Clermont FL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Assimilation Technology For Students Displaced By Hurricane Maria

My students need Chromebooks for basic Internet, word processing, and presentation technologies that can facilitate authentic connections to the world.

  • $1,621 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It is hard to describe a typical day in my classroom, because I like to mix it up a lot! It is my goal, every year, to challenge and engage students in a variety of ways, especially through projects and real-world examples.

My students come from all different backgrounds, and it is really interesting to see them all learning together and from each other.

High-quality early education can help children develop critical skills like social-emotional regulation and communication, which promotes lifelong learning. Technology will help the English Language learners have this experience in a foreign classroom.

My Project

Software, online tools, and other technologies help students hone basic language skills that they can later apply in authentic social settings. By students having the Google Chrome Educational License on their laptops, I as the teacher, will be able to monitor and control the website they visit. I will also be able to control what they see on their screen, to make sure they are always on task and understanding the material presented to them. The students will be able to translate the learning materiel and add their own notes to the learning material, saving it and being able to review it later on. Students spend most of their day listening and not interacting with the foreign language as much. But technology mixes things up, captures students' attention, and engages them in a way traditional classroom instruction doesn't.

Educators strongly recommend individual computer programs and other technologies, because they say they accelerate the acquisition of phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and reading-comprehension skills and other language building blocks in English Language Learners.

The key is to use technologies that allow learners to focus in on text and to engage with real-life audiences and issues. The biggest problem related to English-language learning is not so much developing oral-conversation skills, but gaining academic written-language skills. One of the things that has been shown, is that when students talk about things in online discussions, they use more complicated vocabulary, because it is easier to see what's been written by others and incorporate it into their own writing.

Ms. Lantes
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Luxor LLTP24-B Laptop, Tablet, Chromebook Charging Computer Cart made of Heavy Duty Steel, 1 Pack • Amazon Business $632.08 1 $632.08
CaseBuy Ultra Thin Silicone Keyboard Protector Cover for ASUS C200 C200MA C201 C201PA C202SA ChromeBook 11.6 Inch Laptop US Version (Blue) • Amazon Business $10.99 24 $263.76
iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case for 11.6" ASUS Chromebook C202SA series laptop (Purple) • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case for 11.6" ASUS Chromebook C202SA series laptop - Orange • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case for 11.6" ASUS Chromebook C202SA series laptop - Blue • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case for 11.6" ASUS Chromebook C202SA series laptop - Black • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case for 11.6" ASUS Chromebook C202SA series laptop - Green • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case for 11.6" ASUS Chromebook C202SA series laptop - AQUA • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96

Materials cost

$1,327.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,377.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$243.09

Total project goal

$1,620.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,620.60

1 Donor

-$459.17

Donations toward project cost

-$459.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$1,080.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$918.34

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$162.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$81.03

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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