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Mrs. Galek from Englewood FL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nooks For Those Who Neglect Novels

My students need Nook simple touches, eBooks and tablets.

  • $2,444 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are raising a technological generation. I foresee paper/hardback books as becoming extinct. Having technology available in a classroom will hook students and create an atmosphere of learning that will be engaging and motivating. This expense is something our school district cannot handle alone.

The majority of my students come from single family homes, live in their vehicles, or are homeless.

Needless to say, education is often on the back burner. Their reading levels place them in the lowest quartile within their public high school. Motivating them and engaging them in a subject they are poor at, is often difficult. Having a technological advantage will enhance their ability to stay in school, as well as to improve their reading levels. They would be amazed if nooks were available to them within the classroom. Their self-esteem and confidence levels would increase due to the fact they would be the first in their school to have a classroom set of Nooks. Having this technology in their hands would help them focus and stay on task with the reading material presented.

My Project

My students would be amazed if this technology were made available to them. This would give them a reason to come to school. Utilizing this tool on a daily basis would cause them to turn their negative outlook on reading to a positive one. They will learn to stay focused on their reading, thereby improving their comprehension skills. They will stay on task and actually look forward to reading. Ultimately, they will learn to love reading!

By supporting this project, you will be touching teen readers' lives in a profound way.

Reading is essential in matter what line of work or career one chooses to pursue. Technology is everywhere...except in my classroom. To have Nooks made available to them would make them the envy of the school...something they rarely, if ever experience. Help us stay on the cutting edge within the classroom setting. Make school exciting and something a teenager can look forward to on a daily basis.

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch • Best Buy $99.99 5 $499.95
Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor - eBook reader - 8 GB - 7' • Best Buy $199.99 5 $999.95
Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet • Best Buy $249.99 2 $499.98

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