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Ms. Owen from Atlanta GA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

English Proficiency and Academic Success Using Kindles

My students need 15 Kindle Fires to increase English proficiency through various educational websites/apps while better accessing academic core content.

  • $992 goal

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My Students

Academic content delivered in textbooks with few pictures is very hard for our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students to comprehend, particularly the newcomers. Having access to technology (Kindle Fires) will allow students to better understand the academic language by use of various websites/apps with interactive content.

Our ESOL students come from all over the world, including China, Greece, Morocco, France, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, and Mexico.

Being a newcomer with zero English in high school is extremely difficult, but they are so eager to learn! Our goal is to help them become English proficient, successful students.

My Project

Some examples of how students will use the 15 Kindle Fires: Students will be creating their own vocabulary flash cards in the Flashcard Machine app, while others practice English using the Duolingo or English Pronunciation apps. Some kids will be accessing Khan Academy for step by step content instructions with visuals, while others can use BrainPop to view/analyze content related videos. All students will be able to access our online Edmodo classrooms to view and comment, plus upload content.

Having this readily available technology will make such a difference in these students' lives.

It will give them a way to access and learn difficult academic content in a differentiated setting, where their English proficiency will increase and their learning goals will be met.

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Ms. Owen
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Fire, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black • Amazon Business $49.99 15 $749.85

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