More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Desperately Seeking Computers
My students need 2 new computers to create a study area.
Do you remember being in High School, trying to type up a paper at the last minute because you'd been working so hard to get it just right? Remember when your ancient computer stopped working for no reason and everything you'd worked on suddenly disappeared? That's what my students face regularly.
I work with the greatest group of Special Education Inclusion Students in a large urban high school.
58% of our school population are English Language Learner(ELL) or former ELL students. 61% of our students receive free or reduced lunch.
My students have disabilities that range from severe intellectual disabilities to students with learning disabilities that will, with some help, succeed in college and beyond. All are very motivated students and strive to do their best along side their typically developing peers in general education classes throughout the day with only one Special Education class in their schedule.
These two computers will help us start an updated computer study area where all our students will write papers, do research, create art, access the Internet, use interactive software to supplement their studies, apply for college and scholarships, and even occasionally have fun and play some games or listen to music.
The new computers will end years of frustration we have had with two old hand-me-down computers we've acquired over the years that are too old to run current software, are super slow, and crash regularly.
The addition of these computers will allow our students the freedom to create, without technology holding them back.
With all the barriers these students already face, the last thing they need to let them down is the technology that's supposed to make education more accessible to them.
New computers and new software that assists students to be independent and believe in their abilities will help them become successful in high school and into college.
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