My students need Chromebook(s) to have access to individualized and differentiated assigned lessons online, to improve ability levels and have work that meets each student at their current level.
My students are from an inner city section of Cleveland, known for unsafe streets. We focus on making safety one of our top concerns at school because a feeling of safety allows you to focus on learning while at school.
My students are fourth and fifth graders just trying to succeed in education with obstacles that we are trying to overcome to match our counterparts in more affluent areas.
I would like my students to be able to learn modern uses for technology such as Google Docs, online storage, and coding to be ready for future careers.
Last school year, I started writing DonorsChoose.org projects to begin building a classroom set of Chromebooks. I am still on that journey because I saw amazing talents emerging with my smaller class being able to each work on their own computer all at the same time.
We use our Chromebooks daily for math and science classes for Compass Learning, Front Row, and access to our online science virtual labs and lessons; as well as adding coding lessons which the students love.
Having a larger class means students have to rotate and take turns on the computers instead of everyone working on them at the same time. Our district only provides three desktop computers for the students to use, so adding our own classroom set of Chromebooks is critical for success. There are some districts around us that are one to one Chromebooks to students, given by the district to ensure technology is being used in the classroom. We do not have that access, so I am trying to have our classroom be equal to those around us.
We need a Chromebook, headphones, and a mouse. We complete daily practice on the Chromebooks, with mice and mouse pads, to learn how to use the technology so we are better prepared for our online state testing. We are also conducting lessons in Google Docs and Google Slides to help the students prepare for middle school, high school, and post high school careers that could include using Google services. The students did their first ever project with Google Slides at the end of the last school year, and they were phenomenal. This year we are adding coding to our skill sets.
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|HP Chromebook 11 G5 11 6 Celeron N3060 4 GB RAM 16 GB SSD US • CDW-G||$173.24||1||$173.24|
|Belkin 10 Outlet 15 Cord Surge Protector • CDW-G||$37.52||1||$37.52|
|Koss KPH7 headphones • CDW-G||$5.92||1||$5.92|
|Targus U575 mouse USB black • CDW-G||$4.93||1||$4.93|
|Belkin Standard Mouse Pad Blue • CDW-G||$1.36||1||$1.36|
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