My students need Chromebooks so that we can have enough computers for each student to work on his/her research and writing skills in class.
Students today have grown up with technology, and it's my job to make sure I stay up with the times. Technology will be used in any job they apply for in the future, and I need to make sure they're prepared. They need to work on their research and typing skills so that they can be successful!
Our school is a charter school and so we do not often receive the same funding as traditional public schools.
The students at our school deserve the best education they can get. This is often a challenge in low-income areas, and so it is up to the teachers to provide fun and engaging opportunities to learn in the classroom. I personally feel that writing is important, both for college and for those that go straight into the workforce; I want to provide them with the skills they need to thrive. Our school is a free, public charter school so we have students from all over the county and from all walks of life. These students all come to our school because they know they have teachers that care and want to help them succeed. I want to help these students by engaging them in English and making writing fun. The Chrome-books will help me reach so many more students and help them challenge themselves to grow as writers.
Our school is growing exponentially, and we are unable to keep up with the technology demands. As of right now, our school does not have a computer lab that teachers can reserve; we try to find computers for each classroom. Of course, with today's budget, we are unable to provide each classroom with enough computers per student. I am currently sharing computers with another English teacher, so it's difficult to plan research or writing assignments around each others teaching schedule. We are slowly trying to build up another class set so both our classrooms have enough computers for students to learn and succeed in their writing skills today.
Donations for this project will help make writing more fun, engaging, and interactive.
Students often view writing as boring or a punishment, and I want to change that stigma. The students will gain valuable writing skills that they will be able to carry with them, whatever walk of life they choose.
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