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Mr. Chen from Worcester MA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Leveling The Technological Playing Field

My students need tablets and a printer so I can provide access to interactive science content and digital resources we already have.

  • $1,992 goal

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My Students

My students are mostly of Hispanic and Latino descent. The majority of our students are from lower income communities. They love working in groups, experientially learning, and are culturally diverse.

I teach 7th grade science at a public middle school where students have scant exposure to effective digital literacy.

The school that I teach at is receiving chromebooks but will be sharing them between classes and teams. Our school has a focus on STEM programs with an science academy for those who apply.

My Project

I want to start a computer and digital literacy club, provide easy access to translation for ELL learners, and allow online research for projects in my classroom. The school is projected next year to exceed the 800+ students we already have and push teachers to integrate technology into their learning so students can be competitive.

To accomplish this, students need regular opportunities to practice discerning the functions of various software interfaces.

Otherwise, the technology becomes a choke point because students can't use them and undermines our learning goals. We have computer labs but because of overcrowding and pervasive high-stakes testing, it is near impossible to schedule regular time there.

The document camera will allow me the flexibility of demonstrating experiments with students and model note-taking. The printer will allow me to make vibrant class sets of reusable activities in color. The tablets will be an invaluable resource for offline access to our science etextbook. I will allow select responsible students to use them at home.

The Twigs science video content will provide an appropriately leveled resource for EL students in my classrooms. The tablets can also be used for students who need direct translation and would otherwise unable to participate in general classroom discourse.

Mr. Chen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 90 students.

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Premium Top Performance NuVision 8-inch Full HD 1920 x 1200 IPS Touchscreen Tablet PC Intel 1.33GHz Atom Z3735F Quad-Core Processor 2GB RAM 32GB eMMC SSD Webcam WIFI Windows 10-Silver • Amazon Business $69.90 10 $699.00
Lumens DC125 Ladibug USB Document Camera and 10' USB Cable Bundle, Full HD 1080p Output Resolution, High-speed 30fps Dynamic Image, 8x Zoom, Single or Continuous Capture, Built-in Microphone • Amazon Business $286.98 1 $286.98
Brother Printer MFCJ4420DW Wireless Color Inkjet All-In-One with Scanner, Copier and Fax Printer, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled and Multi Pack Ink Cartridge, Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black • Amazon Business $227.96 1 $227.96
Twig Science Videos: Spanish Add-On (1-Year Schoolwide Subscription) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $224.10 1 $224.10
Twig Science Videos (1-Year Teacher Subscription) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $134.95 1 $134.95
Logitech MK520 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo — Keyboard and Mouse, Long Battery Life, Secure 2.4GHz Connectivity • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

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