Mr. Ayers from New Ellenton SC is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
My students need a laptop computer to work towards becoming a 1:1 school
My seventh and eighth grade students have been accepted in to our school's prestigious STEAM program.
They are extremely bright young minds, eager to learn and always questioning.
At such a young age, they have passions they are constantly developing such as curing cancer, eliminating animal abuse worldwide, discovering efficient and environmentally friendly ways to co-exist with one another, and creating technological ways to bring history to life. This is a lot, considering many of them have not been outside of our town of New Ellenton, S.C. They are curious, always wanting to know more about a topic and to discover how it relates to their personal worlds and the global community as a whole. They thrive with research and presentations, constantly aiming to bring information to those around them. Yearning for hands-on learning and firsthand experiences, my students are driven and determined. They care about their educations and know they are not too young for anything.
Imagine a real world scenario in which there was no technology and no hope for the invention of such equipment. Imagine having to revert to the days of our ancestors and living in some of the conditions that they endured.
Students in our poverty-based community lack many of the modern technology that is available to most students in more affluent districts and communities.
So for many of these students living in a pre-modern community is still a reality. By giving them the latest in technology I am able to allow them to open their eyes to the possibilities of tomorrow.
But there is not enough time during the school day to implement this. Therefore, we offer students the opportunity to stay two afternoons a week and use the tablet computers I'm requesting to develop modern, real-world application projects such as videography, media creation, and other STEAM-related activities. Even in a 87.2 poverty index community we have been one of 62 schools nationwide to receive STEM national accreditation and therefore, we feel it is our task to ensure that these students are given every opportunity to spread their wings and explore the world that is within their reach.
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