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Ms. Marino from Moravian FLS NC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning with Technology

My students need a laptop in order better integrate technology lessons into the classroom. A laptop allows students to perform a variety of lessons.

  • $1,135 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in my room is full of laughs and learning. We strive hard to build each other up and to be each other's champions. We treat each other like family and share in each other's tries and triumphs. We take learning seriously and make sure to get the most out of each day.

My school is a very small, rural school located in western North Carolina.

Before the free breakfast and lunch program for all students was available about 90% of the students qualified for free lunch. Most of the kids come from broken homes and are exposed to things that children have no business being exposed to. Many are also participants in the back pack program. In spite of these struggles, my students show up ready and willing to learn. I would love to give them an enriching experience in the short time I have with them. I believe that education is the key to breaking these cycles. Many of them are only able to use technology while at school. I want to make a positive, lasting impact and instill in them the idea that they can be successful in their future careers.

My Project

These materials will give my students alternative ways of learning. Students will be able to use the Mac in small group settings as well as on an individual basis. They will use the voice command capabilities for word processing. Students that have been consistently struggling with spelling will be able to use the spell-check feature to assist in writing. Others will be able to use the technology during story time to listen to stories online for better understanding. They will also learn how to use and take care of technology that is new to them. Studies show that dyslexic students benefit greatly from the applications available on this type of device. Alternative ways of learning have been proven successful in helping struggling readers and writers. In an effort to help alleviate unnecessary stress and confusion with struggling readers, this device will open an aspect of learning to them that has not been possible. I am excited about all the ways to use a Mac in my room.

Your donations will help make this technology available for my students.

I try to reach all my students at their level. This grant will help them communicate as well as show growth with less stress and confusion. It will allow me to meet them at their levels and to make learning meaningful. All of my struggling readers and writers will benefit and have an opportunity to express themselves in different ways. It will be amazing to watch their self-esteem and confidence grow.

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Ms. Marino
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Apple - MacBook Air (Latest Model) - 11.6'Display - Intel Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage - Silver • Best Buy Education $854.99 1 $854.99

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