My students need 3 Kindles, cases and styluses to improve their reading. My students with disabilities struggle with reading and motivation and often lack access to technology.
Do you remember the first time you were learning how to read? Do you remember getting frustrated when reading? For most of my students, reading is an ongoing struggle. Most of my students are several grades behind, which makes it difficult to access curriculum and be motivated to read!
My students are AMAZING!
All of my students are students with disabilities. They attend a K-8 Public School in the diverse San Francisco. Our school is a Title One School, and many students are on Free and Reduced Lunch. The majority of my students do not have access to technology at home. I teach intensive Reading Intervention groups daily, and my students would thrive with access to tablets for educational purposes. My students are aware that reading is a struggle and they want to succeed, yet they are often discouraged. My students with disabilities thrive on having access to curriculum that is auditory, visual, and tactile. I want my students to have all the opportunities that they deserve!
My students deserve the very best. My students with disabilities would greatly benefit from access to three Kindle Fire Tablets and the appropriate accessories. Approximately once a week, they have access to a computer in the computer lab that is used by the whole school (grades K-8).
Once a week is not enough! Having a few tablets and accessories n my classroom would be a wonderful opportunity to compliment our Reading Intervention Curriculum. On tablets, my students can listen to books orally, practice playing educational games, and become more computer savvy. This will give them a step ahead, as technology is moving quickly before us.
Although they may not have access to as much technology as they would like at home, this would be a great opportunity to improve their reading and technology skills, while having fun. I think this can be a great motivator for my students that get discouraged by the fact that they are reading significantly below grade level due to their disabilities.
This project is very important to me.
I feel that I have the responsibility to give my students everything that I can. It breaks my heart to see my students getting discouraged by their reading ability. I work daily with my students on accepting their disabilities and advocating for themselves. I am continually looking for new ways to motivate and encourage my students. I hope you consider donating to my deserving students to they can improve their reading, self esteem and technology skills.
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