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Mrs. Joe-Talley from Livermore CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Struggling Learners Who Need Electronic Technology

My students need a classroom laptop to assist with internet based reading tests and to connect it to the document camera for projects.

  • $530 goal

This project expired on January 18, 2014.

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My Students

My students are so intrigued with electronic devices. They think taking a test on the Internet is fun. With the use of a laptop in my class, my students will acquire the skills they need, by allowing them to use Internet materials that have proved to be successful with special needs students.

My students attend a public elementary school.

They want to be successful and they want their parents and teachers to be proud of them. My students want to be at school, they just think they are failures because they have to be pulled out of class to get small group support in Resource, for assistance with language arts and math curriculum. They have different learning disabilities. My students struggle with learning, whether it's because the pace of their general education classroom is sometimes too fast, or they just lose focus because they think too much information is thrown at them all at once. So, I have to engage them in learning with interactive lessons. I have to keep the lessons short and interesting when they are with me because I see them usually by grade level in 45 minute increments. I am trying to incorporate technology into lesson plans with a document camera, but having a laptop to connect to will open up more ways to intrigue their motivation to learn.

My Project

Having a laptop in the Resource room, for my students to share, will help me teach them more keyboarding skills. They will soon have to complete assessments on a computer since the Common Core State Standards (Smarter Balance) assessment is computer based. They will have to respond to short answer questions. With a laptop, I will be able to create technology lessons, which will help students practice responding to short answer questions that are related to math, language arts, or expository text. With my small group guided instruction techniques and use of a laptop, I will be able to have more opportunities, to teach my students how to type short essays and class projects/reports. Using a laptop and connecting it to a document camera, during small group direct instruction, my students will be engaged and it will be easy for them to follow along as I teach them how to edit and revise their sentences/paragraphs. They will also be more willing to revise their work using a laptop.

A laptop in my classroom will help my students become successful learners with excellent keyboarding skills.

They will also be more equipped to browse the Internet when they have to research information or find images for class projects such as local/national current events, state project assignments, or mission reports. My students need to know how versatile a laptop is while they are at the elementary level because it will make the rest of their education career that much easier for them.

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Lenovo G500 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black) • Amazon $379.99 1 $379.99

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