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  • $1,197 goal

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Mrs. O.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Using Technology to Break Down Language Barriers

My students need devices (Kindle tablets) that will allow them to utilize the educational apps available to increase language proficiency, which includes English for my students that have recently moved to the United States.

My Students

My school is located in Grand Bay on the gulf coast of Alabama. A majority of my 135 students have parents related to the seafood industry, especially shrimping. My classroom is multicultural and includes Costa Rican, Mexican, Vietnamese, Laotian, and Puerto Rican students, as well as African American and Caucasian. Not all of my students are able to speak fluent English and a few are not English speakers at all. This provides an incredible opportunity for the entire eighth grade.

Despite all the differences in our classroom, one thing that all my students have in common is the desire to learn and improve themselves through their education.

My students have fully embraced the challenge of peers who do not speak English and have turned it into the perfect opportunity to learn new cultures and a new language. This is a perfect example of the spirit of community that exists in our classroom, our grade level, our school, and our town!

My Project

I have several students that have recently come to the United States and are unable to speak English. Unfortunately, we do not have a full time English Language Learner teacher at our school. These students need more than I can currently provide in my classes of around 27 students.

By acquiring tablets for my classroom, I will be able to download apps that improve language proficiency through engaging activities and lessons.

The apps can provide immediate feedback to keep students on the right path and prevent them from picking up bad habits. The students will get individualized help that meets their specific needs.

In addition to helping the students that are learning English, these tablets can be used for all students as another tool in the education process. It is very rare that we have access to student technology in the classroom. This opens the door to more tech-savvy lessons that will help get them ready for the technological world we live in.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, 16 GB, Yellow Kid-Proof Case • Amazon Business $99.99 6 $599.94
All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet Variety Pack, 16GB (Pink/Yellow) Kid Proof Case • Amazon Business $149.98 1 $149.98
All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet Variety Pack, 16GB (Blue/Yellow) Kid-Proof Case • Amazon Business $149.98 1 $149.98

Materials cost

$899.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$73.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,016.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$179.42

Total project goal

$1,196.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,196.16

1 Donor

-$1,196.16

Donations toward project cost

-$1,016.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$179.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 135 students.

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