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Mr. Maratea from Meriden CT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Need THEIR Teacher!

Help me give my students THEIR teacher back. Students need teachers who know them doing the teaching.

  • $1,229 goal

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My Students

Math is a subject students either love or hate. At this time when my students are working from home, I am struggling to get students to buy in and try. I am trying numerous websites and strategies, but even when I talk to them on the phone, they say, "Mr., I have trouble in school with you right there helping me. How am I suppose to do this without you?"

My students need ME teaching them because relationships have been built and I know what they need.

Videos from other websites are 100% mathematically accurate, but they do not have the personal touch or the depth of information my students need. I am hoping to be able to make videos my students can relate to and learn from using the iPad Pro and pencil.

My Project

I will be using this tablet and stylus to create videos of my lessons to help my students be as successful as possible through distance learning. The struggle is real. I will be able to record myself doing examples, while showing students step by step how to do new concepts. While other websites are great, I know my students and I know the vocabulary they understand and what they need to be successful.

The teaching videos I create using this tablet and stylus will help my students through the end of the year, as well as into the future.

I will be creating a library of videos of me teaching mathematical concepts that I can share with classes this year while we navigate distance learning. In the future, these videos will be available to students as reteaching tools and resources students can access from home or whenever they need it. Thank you so much for your consideration and generosity.

Mr. Maratea
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - 11-Inch iPad Pro (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 128GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $799.99 1 $799.99
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) • Best Buy Education $129.00 1 $129.00
Apple - USB Type-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter - White • Best Buy Education $69.99 1 $69.99

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