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Mr. Morales from Queens Village NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

¡Ayúdame! No Entiendo Lo Que Dices: Empowering our English Learners

Help me give my students from diverse backgrounds the competitive edge to attain the English language with support from Microsoft's innovative software programs with a Microsoft Surface Pro 6.

  • $926 goal

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My Students

I currently teach Technology in a Title I elementary school in Queens, NY. Over the past few years our school has seen a rapid influx of students from Yemen, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, and El Salvador (just to name a few). As an educator, I’m responsible for their progression in mastering the curriculum set forth by the state. Above all, it is my goal to create a safe and nurturing environment while making the content accessible to all students. A key ingredient in creating a welcoming classroom is embracing the strengths that our English Learners bring from their home nations; more specifically, their home language.

As the son of immigrant parents, I have witnessed first-hand the power of attaining an education in America.

In the midst of the turbulent world in which we live in, you can easily become lost if you are not capable of keeping up. It is our duty to provide a pathway for our students to rise to greatness.

My Project

Unfortunately, the computer software in our school is outdated. Microsoft Surface Pro supports software like The program detects the speaker's voice during classroom discussion and displays the translation in a wide range of languages up on our smart board.

As a result, English Learners can begin to immerse themselves into the discussion at hand and most importantly, feel that their home language is valued in the classroom environment.

In addition, there is software that provides real time translation between individuals who speak different languages. This can be a critical tool when sitting down with parents or guardians of our English Learners who do not speak English to discuss the progress of their child; once again placing an emphasis on embracing the rich culture that our English Learners and their family bring to our community.

Mr. Morales
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 35 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 - 12.3' - Core m3 7Y30 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD - with Surface Pro Signature Type Cover (platinum) • Best Buy Education $745.25 1 $745.25

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