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Help me give my students 17 protective cases for Chromebooks.
My lovely students are all recent immigrants to the U.S. They have come here from Vietnam, Honduras, China, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Taiwan. Just as they are from different countries, they have experienced different educational backgrounds. One student from Central America struggles to write his name, had never used a computer until he started school this year, and is learning to read in English. Another student from Asia is a very bright girl who is learning English quickly. She doesn't want to wear her glasses, so she takes pictures of whatever I put up on the screen. (Believe me we have talked about this.)
All students are special, but I would like to place my group near the top of the special list because of everything they have to overcome and have already overcome.
They've come to a new country and started learning a new language and culture. They love their smart phones. Many live in poverty, and some are back back in school after an absence of 2,3, or more years, and yet they still make it to school most days willing to adjust and move forward with their young lives.
Do you own a cell phone or a laptop? When you bought it, did you buy a protective case or screen protector? My school just went 1-to-1 with Chromebooks this year, and this technology is wonderful. The school even bought each student a padded carrying case for their Chromebook. Unfortunately, students need to take their Chromebooks out of these protective cocoons to actually be able to use them.
That's where this project comes in.
So far this year, 5 of my students have already dropped their Chromebooks and cracked the screens. It costs $50 to fix each screen. For that reason, I would like the funds to purchase a protective Chromebook case to further protect each student's Chromebook.
Most of my students receive free lunch and come from low-income families. There is no extra money for luxuries like repairing a Chromebook or getting a case for one. This project will save the hardworking parents of my students from having to shell out $50 if their students accidentally drop their Chromebooks and crack the screens.
In addition, students won't lose any class time running to the library to get a loaner Chromebook after theirs is broken. As you can see, it's cheaper to buy a protective case ($20) than to pay for a repair ($50). We need these protective cases.
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|Belkin Air Shield Always On Protective Case for 11” Chromebooks & Laptops (B2A077-C00) • Amazon Business||$20.15||17||$342.55|
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