My students need Chromebooks to support their engineering research and robot technology.
My students face challenges that boggle the mind. Living in a high poverty zone affects every aspect of learning. Our school has 100% free breakfast and lunch. Some students return home daily to an empty home where they lock themselves in until parents arrive-- sometimes late at night or arrive at the school gates as early as 6:00 am and stay in the after school program until 5 or 6 PM.
Others are homeless, silently arriving at school daily, silently keeping to themselves, never knowing where they will be sleeping, hoping that no-one notices the same clothes, sometimes dirty, sometimes torn, sometimes just not warm enough.
Others are more fortunate having parents working in higher end jobs that allow them some of the more basic necessities of life. Yet, few have access to the level of support they need.
This year I have a combination class of 4th and 5th graders. Some are reading as low as 1st grade.
Every child wants to learn, wants to succeed. The majority of my students start the school year reading at the 3rd-grade level. The majority leave reading on grade level or above. These students treasure the ability to expand their potential.
We have received two robot kits but lack the technology to support these kits. The robot kits need dedicated technology to allow coding the robots to follow instructions that can be saved on computers. Currently instructions cannot be saved because students are only allowed to use the school computers once a week. Other students have access to these computers. This hinders their ability to maintain their instruction for the robots on a dedicated computer.
The Chromebooks will support my student's coding and robot technology development.
Developing robot technology involves having computers that can save the information so students can explore the strengths and weakness of the programs they create.
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|Samsung Chromebook 3 XE500C13K - 11.6' - Celeron N3060 - 4 GB RAM - 16 GB SSD • Best Buy Education||$225.05||3||$675.15|
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