I teach science to every 6th grader in our school district. I currently work with 180 students a day. I have regular ed., special ed., and gifted students in the same classes. Over half of our students now qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. Many of our kids come to school without basic school supplies or access to the Internet.
It is amazing to see how technology increases the kids motivation to learn.
These students are hard working and energetic. They love to work independently. However, they need better access to technology in order to build 21st Century skills. These kids deserve better...
In my classroom I currently have one desktop computer that is used to provide instruction to my students using a projector and screen. In addition, I have one Chromebook for student use. Thanks to donorschoose.org we have 2 additional Chromebooks on the way. When I need extra computers, I can borrow a Chromebook cart containing 30 Chromebooks, when it is available. Unfortunately, the cart is used primarily by the math and language arts teachers. Also, I have 35 students in my largest class, so even if I can borrow the cart, it is not enough.
Three additional Chromebooks will get us to our goal of 5 for the year.
This will allow all students a chance to use technology in the room for research, viewing of additional articles and videos related to our Scholastic magazines, station work, test preparation, and independent reteaching and enrichment opportunities. The computers can also allow for differentiation of material based on the students various needs. Please help us reach our goal. Every donation makes a difference.
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