My students need a laptop that will enable them to access the Internet for historic documents. My students have been affected by Sandy and no longer have Internet access.
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Many of my students have been greatly affected by Hurricane Sandy. They are expected to do research to keep up with their peers however, many have had their homes ravaged. Although they are trying hard to maintain a level of normalcy, most of their belongings have been destroyed.
My students attend a public school in one of the largest metropolitan areas.
These students come from low socioeconomic groups and many are English language learners or require special services. However, these students come to school with a positive attitude toward learning and have brought energy that greatly affects the morale of the school.
Since Hurricane Sandy has hit our area, our students have lost access to the Internet in their homes and are unable to complete their assignments at home. Our Regents Exams, which students must pass to graduate, require them to be able to analyze primary documents. In order to do this they need to have access to the Internet. Oftentimes my students ask to use my computer but I only have one computer in my classroom which makes it difficult to accommodate them.
If I had more than one computer in my classroom, not only would I be able to allow students to use the computer to do research, I would be able to assist them in how to use the Internet effectively.
This is an invaluable skill that will allow them to be successful not only in high school but in college as well.
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