My students need 4 HP Pavilion Laptop PC Notebooks, iCore i3-7100U, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, 15.6" HD touchscreen, DVD-Writer, Card Reader, WIFI, Bluetooth, with Windows 10 to help translate classwork and access the internet.
As more and more families escape the misery in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, many are flying to South Florida, more specifically, Miami-Dade County. This has led to a big influx of students to our classrooms. They are mostly English language learners and special education students together in the same classroom. They are a mix of different styled learners who need stimulation and alternatives to the traditional textbook. Most are technologically restricted because of their extreme lack of finances.
There’s a huge need out there and we can’t just look the other way because it could have been us.
It’s been an eye opener because I realize that most of the students coming here from Puerto Rico, have lost everything. I try to make it quite clear that if there is anything that my students need from us, we’re here to help. The primary goal in my classroom is to welcome these displaced students, and let them know that the school is ready to help them and make them feel welcomed above all else. Then, learning will come.
We have book-bags, we have clothes closets, we have pencils, we have paper. I want my students to know that they just show up. That’s the word I’m trying to spread to my displaced students. I don’t want them or their families to worry about running to Walmart or Target to pick up anything. With the help of our school’s parent/teacher association and other charitable donations, much of the school supplies have been made available for these students. However, many still struggle with the English language.
My project is geared toward helping these students use technology to help them translate their classwork in an efficient manner to avoid any delay or wasted valuable time that can be used learning a specific lesson.
With the help of the HP laptop computers, my students can access the internet and also translate their classwork without delay. Many will only be able to have internet access while in school due to their current temporary living conditions.
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|HP Pavilion Laptop PC Notebook, Intel Core i3-7100U, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, 15.6" HD touchscreen, DVD-Writer, Card Reader, WIFI, Bluetooth, Windows 10 • Amazon Business||$399.98||4||$1,599.92|
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