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Ms. Schenkel from Houston TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Reading FIRE!

Help me give my students the fun of technology in their literacy routine!

  • $412 goal

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My Students

I teach three classes of fourth grade reading in a title one school in inner-city Houston. My students are predominantly Hispanic and English language learners. They are all extremely hard working and have a love for learning. Reading does not come easy to all of my students, but they are always willing to accept help, and they never give up. My students have the biggest hearts, and they deserve the world. They make me smile every day, and I want to provide the best education possible to them because they deserve nothing less than the best.

My Project

I am asking for 5 Amazon Fire tablets to add technology to my students' literacy routine. I will have students use these tablets in a technology station during my reading work stations. My students love to listen to reading, and these tablets will make this a more readily available option for my students.

Incorporating technology in the literacy routine excites students because technology is such an integral part of their lives.

Reading or listening to reading on a tablet is very exciting for students, and is also very beneficial for my many students who come to me reading well below grade level. Not only will I have my students listen to reading on these tablets, but I also plan to have them create projects such as short book review podcasts. I also plan to utilize Dreamscape, which is an app/online literacy game that supports reading comprehension in the intermediate grades.

Having these tablets in my classroom will create an immense amount of excitement among my students. I can see them going a long way in developing my students literacy skills, as well as their excitement for reading!

Ms. Schenkel
Grades 3-5
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 64 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
All-New Fire 7 Tablet (7" display, 16 GB) - Black • Amazon Business $44.99 5 $224.95
BMOUO Silicone Case for All-New Amazon Fire 7 Tablet (7th an 9th Gen, 2017 and 2019 Release) - Upgraded Comb Version Kids Friendly Light Weight Anti Slip Shock Proof Protective Case, Turquois • Amazon Business $9.98 5 $49.90
Roberts Fojjers Special Foldable Over The Head Stereo Dj Headphone 3.5 Mm for Pc Tablet Music Video & All Other Music Players. (Like Really Black) • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95

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