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  • $1,101 goal

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Mrs. Montesinos
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Improving Reading Through Technology

My students need an Apple MacBook Air and a soft case.

My Students

My students are very eager to learn. My biggest challenge is finding ways to keep my students focused and engaged during class instruction. We are limited to classroom experiences, and I want to make the most out of each learning opportunity. My classroom is very unique. We have a wide variety of different personalities and academic learning levels. Each day I am able to see the lack of motivation in my students.

Teaching students in a low socioeconomic Title I school can be a challenge.

My students come from low-income families who are unable to support or provide them with learning experiences, such as going to museums. My students lack motivation and at times are unprepared for learning. They demonstrate their best work through alternative seating learning, where they are able to choose a different part of the classroom to complete their assignments. My students enjoy learning, but when there are no supporting materials to engage them on, they start to lose the motivation we had built during the lesson. Most of my students are better learners when they are given the opportunity to choose their comfort zone around our classroom.

My Project

I am asking for a MacBook for a my classroom. This device will allow the students to use the interactive material that our new curriculum has built in. The students will use the MacBook in their centers to play interactive reading games, watch grammar videos, practice their spelling and vocabulary words, read e-books, and take online reading tests from Scholastic Reading. The students will be put on a rotation schedule allowing each student time with the MacBook during the week. The MacBook be used to improve reading fluency, speech-to-text applications to help the reluctant writer, and applications like Science 360 to put up-to-date information in the hands of aspiring young scientists.

The student starts the MacBook easily, chooses an application, and is involved in a fun, game-like educational activity within minutes.

Often times the student is not aware that he or she is even learning. The MacBook will be used to help young children with reading readiness and beginning math skills.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple MacBook Air 13.3-Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 1.6GHz, 128GB Flash, 8GB RAM, OS X El Capitan) • Amazon Business $874.99 1 $874.99
Inateck 13-13.3 Inch Macbook Air/ Macbook Pro / Pro Retina Sleeve Case Cover Protective Bag Ultrabook Netbook Carrying Protector Handbag for 13" Macbook Air, MacBook Pro (Retina), Dark Gray • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98

Materials cost

$891.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$935.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$165.06

Total project goal

$1,100.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,100.41

1 Donor

-$1,100.41

Donations toward project cost

-$935.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$165.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 25 students.

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