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Mrs. Welty from Morganton NC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning How to Live In The World of Technology!

My students need Chromebooks that will allow them to access our class reading curriculum, math curriculum, and all that these unique laptops have to offer.

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My Students

My students see computers in every building, laptops in every briefcase, phones in every hand, and they realize that in order to be an active participant in this world, they need to know how to use technology. Yet, they do not have this knowledge. How can we change this? We give them Chromebooks!

My classroom is the Extend 1 class at our high school.

There are 13 students in my class, ranging from 14 to 19 years old. Each student has a minimum of one moderate to severe disability. My students’ disabilities affect their physical, verbal, and intellectual abilities. Our class follows the Extended Content Standards of the Common Core. While we work on the typical academics, we also focus on functional life skills, vocational skills, and social skills, while addressing the goals on each student’s Individual Education Program. My students love to be at school, and work hard each and every day to learn something new. We have 1,214 students, currently enrolled, in our high school. 51% of the students in our school receive free or reduced meals. 75% of my classroom qualifies for free or reduced meals. A large number of our school population comes from low income families, which classifies us as a Title 1 school.

My Project

Because our class is composed of students in 4 different grades, there are a total of 12 different classes taught in one day, in our room. Such a large number of classes will allow for the Chromebooks to be used for a large number of instructional subjects. This year, our class is excited to start a new reading curriculum that will engage our students, and give them essential computer training for 45 minutes every day. Limited access to computers does not allow for us to complete the crucial components of the reading program. The Chromebooks will allow for us to engage in the online component of our math curriculum, to share online assignments using Google Docs, and to learn basic computer skills needed to be an active participant in our technology driven world. The Speak to Text software; keyboard, and Word Prediction software will aid students with physical limitations in their writing. These are just a few ways that the Chromebooks will be utilized in my classroom.

The Chromebooks will provide opportunities for my students to take personal ownership in their learning process, that is not afforded with paper to pencil assignments.

They will be able to fully engage in their reading and math curriculums. They will be able to learn basic computer knowledge that they can apply outside of the classroom. They will learn how to access the world of technology. Their learning has the potential to grow exponentially with these Chromebooks. Thank you for any donation.

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Mrs. Welty
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Acer - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 2GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Moonstone White • Best Buy Education $169.00 9 $1,521.00

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