The cost of 15 Simpletech USB 2.0 Flash Drives for this proposal is $1107, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
As an educator, it is a goal of mine to help my students build a bridge into the 21st century. Unfortunately, the technology available to my students is keeping them stuck in the 20th century. This year, my science research students and I are working on the Think Quest New York City contest to create an educational website. This contest has made my students excited about learning, and has enabled me to integrate technology into my classroom. My students have brainstormed many creative and innovative ideas for the contest. Coming up with ideas and doing the research, however, is only half the battle. We also need to create a website. Unfortunately, our school only has the capacity to let us use the computer lab once a week. The students can use computers in the school library during their free time and can also use computers at home, if they have one. With students using so many different computers, it would be very easy to lose information in the process. After working so hard on a project, it would be a shame to lose data because of ineffective data storage technology. That is why I am requesting USB flash drives for my science research students. They would need multiple bulky floppy disks to contain all of the information that they will be storing. They are also less durable than USB flash drives. My students would also gain a sense of responsibility by being entrusted with such state of the art technology. Having these flash drives will also create a sense of teamwork among my students. Students learn best when they learn from each other; they can do research independently, then come back and share with the group all that they have learned. Additionally, these drives will help them in other classes as well. Many of my students lack a computer or a printer at home. With the flash drives, they can improve their performance in other subject area classes by having the ability to store information when they use computers outside of the home. My school has been classified at Title 1; over 70 percent of the students qualify for free lunch. We are a multi-ethnic school with many of the students coming from households in which English is not the native language. When the students build the websites, they can show relatives in other countries the great work that they did, thus improving their self-esteem. The internet can help link communities and students around the world; I know that my students would be proud to know that students in other countries would be learning from them. Students in urban schools should have the same chances to succeed as students in more affluent schools. Showing my students that someone in the real world cares about them will serve as positive reinforcement for them to achieve academic success in school, further building the bridge to their success in the future.
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