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Dr. Torres-Quinones from Homestead FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Targeting Thinkers Through Transforming Technological Tools

Help me give my students the technological experience to utilize these advance tools to improve their reading and writing skills.

  • $998 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The title one high school Reading and Language Arts students have a sense of hope and desire to succeed, in spite their daily challenges of living in undesirable home life conditions without appropriate basic school and technological supplies. As a result, the teacher always attempts to provide a safe haven for them at school by decorating the classroom, purchasing pencils, notebooks, erasers in order to motivate and empower the students to maintain a positive mindset in class. Once they feel confident enough to proceed with the daily lessons, they still are in need of the basic technological tools needed to academically achieve success at grade level and beyond the twenty first century.

My Project

With these innovative technological tools such as the oculus rifts, the iPad, and the audiobooks, more at risk students will have multiple cognitive opportunities to review, reflect, and improve their reading and writing deficiencies. Apps will be downloaded to motivate and empower students to read and research more about class textual themes, grapple complex terminologies, experience virtual reality trips outside their school community, share their experiences when writing a well written grade level essay or when completing a project based learning product.

Moreover, the technological equipment and audiobooks purchased will empower dyslexic and second language readers to become actively engaged in deep academic conversations about grade level text topics such as the Holocaust, Bullying, Human Trafficking, Volunteerism , Censorship, and Immigration.

Furthermore, the students will experience a sense of self achievement as independent learners in their small differentiated literacy sessions.

Dr. Torres-Quinones
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset - 32GB • Amazon Business $199.00 2 $398.00
iPad package: 32GB iPad+Case • Best Buy Education $381.23 1 $381.23
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $21.86 1 $21.86
See No Evil Digital Guide • AKJ Education $4.75 1 $4.75

Materials cost

$805.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$847.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.63

Total project goal

$997.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$997.56

1 Donor

-$498.77

Donations toward project cost

-$423.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.81

match offer

-$498.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$423.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.82

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$0.00

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