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My students need to love reading as much as they love technology. Could a Kindle be the answer?
The best students in the world attend school in a small rural town with 590 residents. My boys all have some kind of gaming system. Five of my students have cell phones. They all love technology, but not one of them has a e-reader. Why? Reading is not a priority.
In an attempt to motivate my technology loving students, I have requisitioned e-readers for the past two years.
Yet, I do not have even one. So I am appealing to Donors Choose.org to help my dream come true. I believe the success we experience with this one Kindle will create a renewed interest in reading and a need for more e-readers.
Our first Kindle is just the beginning. The school's library subscribes to a website that will loan us e-books to get started. As interest in reading grows, my students will become a community of voracious readers. How can one Kindle make a difference? Anything new creates excitement. I will use that excitement to create a stronger community of readers in my classroom.
I could just download free e-readers on my laptops in my classroom, but students are not allowed to take those laptops home.
Students need a device that they can use at home to read as well as at school. Real change in any individual's reading habits requires them to read outside of the school day. Please help me bring bring up-to-date technology to my classroom and create a community of voracious readers.
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|Amazon - Kindle Paperwhite - White • Best Buy Education||$122.57||1||$122.57|
|Amazon - Leather Case for Kindle Paperwhite - Onyx Black • Best Buy Education||$34.92||1||$34.92|
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