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Ms. Smith from Hamilton NJ is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Retention: Technology Style!

Help me give my students a chance to enjoy collaborative learning using Fire tablets with their classmates!

  • $507 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a Head Start Preschool, my students are faced with several challenges both inside and outside of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, they're strong, courageous, and eager to learn so that they may succeed one day. I believe in them 100% and know that they will all make some kind of difference in the world one day.

I would describe my students as eager to learn, bright, and creative.

They're in the "exploratory" stage of their life and their beginning to ask "Why?" They like to be active, read, and socialize with their friends and teachers. From the minute they walk into my class, I am focused on them and excited to hear stories or hear them making connections about the particular study we're doing.

As a teacher, I am passionate about my students and their progress, and I only want the best and for all of them to achieve to the best of their ability. So, how about it? Donate what you can to these children who have a true desire to succeed!

My Project

As you know from my description of my class above, my students do not have access to a lot of resources due to being part of low-income families, especially technological ones due to their high cost. Having Amazon Fire Tablets inside my classroom will give my students access to the world outside of the classroom. Technology allows my students to experience new cultures, provides them with deeper insights, allows them to learn more with "less", it can help develop their hand-eye coordination (which is crucial for preschool-aged children because this is a time that they're really grasping their fine-motor skills), it can improve language skills, and bring about a higher capacity for visual attention.

These are just a few of many pros of having technology in the classroom!

Our cultural diversity, special needs learners, and advanced learners deserve the appropriate materials to accommodate their individual learning styles, in addition to their learning needs.

Those who donate to my project will be donating towards my students receiving Amazon Fire Tablets, cases to keep them in-tact and properly protected, and a bluetooth speaker, so that they're able to hear the games they play and the music they listen to. Please consider my students! They all have amazing futures ahead of them and I know they can all succeed with a little help from all of you!

Ms. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 14 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon - Fire 7 - 7'- Tablet - 16GB 7th Generation, 2017 Release - Punch Red • Best Buy Education $73.86 4 $295.44
Amazon - Kid-Proof Case for Amazon Fire 7 (7th Generation, 2017 Release) - Black • Best Buy Education $21.82 4 $87.28
iLive - Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Blue • Best Buy Education $12.22 1 $12.22

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