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Ms. Hamilton from Livermore CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindle A Fire For Learning!

My students need two Kindle Fire tablets with cases to open up the world of technology.

  • $567 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I remember wondering as a child what inventions the future would hold. A portable phone? A television that could fit in your pocket? An electronic book? It seemed so impossible then. Aren't we lucky to live in a time when all of these things are a reality and so much is available to us?

I teach at a wonderful school in northern California.

We are classified as a Title 1, high poverty school, with nearly half of the students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. This year I have 25 fabulous second grade students, many of whom are learning English as a second language. Native English speakers are also learning some Spanish! The challenge of helping all of them move forward as 21st century learners is sometimes overwhelming, but I know that with enough support and the right tools these students can and will be ready for the future.

My Project

With a couple of Kindle Fire tablets in the classroom, my students will enjoy a variety of wonderful opportunities, which will make learning more fun and inviting. Many who don't have access to computers and electronic devices at home will finally get the chance to tap in to this technology. A Kindle will allow them to read digital books during independent reading time. Those who need extra practice or a challenging activity will be able to use educational tools such as comprehension, sight word, sentence builder, phonics, and vocabulary apps. Others may use language apps to help improve their English or Spanish skills. Also, educational games will be available on the Kindle and may be used as a reward to motivate students.

Having two Kindle Fire tablets in our classroom will make school more exciting and fun and help make books come alive for my students!

The tablets will serve to motivate students and provide opportunities for reinforcing skills at an individual level. It will also give many of my students an introduction to navigating electronic devices for educational purposes. I know my students will love having these devices in the classroom and so will I!

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Ms. Hamilton
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindle Fire HD 7", HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers • Amazon $169.00 2 $338.00
Amazon Kindle Fire HD Standing Polyurethane Origami Case (will only fit All New Kindle Fire HD 7"), Mineral Black • Amazon $34.99 2 $69.98

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