My students need a computer for enrichment and remediation.
We are extremely blessed to have fantastic computer programs available for student enrichment and remediation activities. Unfortunately, they must be used on school computers. We need more computers so everyone will have an opportunity to take advantage of the computer programs.
Our school is a middle class school.
We have working families that typically do not have extra money to donate, even though they would like to. Our school does not have enough free/reduced lunch status to qualify for Title 1 funding, yet we do not have an affluent PTA with money to spend on classrooms. We are stuck in the middle of these groups and we do not want our students to suffer because of this. Our school and school district were able to purchase computer programs to help our students succeed, but it was overlooked that our classrooms only have 2 computers each for, on average, 18 students (as well as the teacher) to use. We begged for an additional computer that is shared by 5 classes. It is our hope to acquire more computers to give all students an opportunity to make good use of the programs we already have available to us. We have a common area that is pictured with this application that we plan to use for a technology resource lab. That is where the laptops will be used.
An extra computer will give more students access to resources that will remediate the children that are struggling and help enrich students that need a challenge. It is a shame that we are not able to utilize the programs that were purchased for these purposes as well as we’d like to. As teachers, we want all our students to be successful. Access to an additional computer will enable our students to have the chance to be more successful as students. As a team, each teacher is requesting a laptop that we will use with our personal class, as well as share with the other first grade classes when it is needed. In first grade we lay the foundation for their educational career; the laptop will be a tool for us to use to help every student be successful.
We hope to develop a lifetime love of learning in each child.
Feeling success at an early age will help build self esteem and the desire to do well in school. Students today have advantages over past generations with the technology available. We have great resources and tools that are available and ready to use, a location to utilize them, just a lack of computers to properly implement the technology. Thank you for your consideration.
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