Ms. Mok, our fabulous 6th grade math teacher, has launched a $6750 fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo to purchase ChromeBooks for her classroom.
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More info from her IndieGoGo page:
My name is Miss Allison Mok and I currently teach 6th grade math at REALM Charter School located in Berkeley, CA. Our school philosophy is designed to be a project-based, technology-rich learning environment that promotes critically and socially responsive perspectives. However, we are missing something.
We are the first Charter School coming out of Berkeley. We lack funding and with that, technology. How can we have a technology-rich learning environment when we lack that at our very core? We only have 24 laptops for the entire middle school, and this is something that needs to be changed.
My goal is to raise enough money to have enough laptops for a classroom set. These laptops would help struggling students build basic math foundations and challenge more advanced students with higher level math.
In our math class, we have students with all different range levels in math. Due to these wide bounds, it is often the case that teachers teach “to the middle.” That means as long as we are reaching the students who are in the middle, then that’s all we can do. However, as an educator, I cannot accept this. I cannot help but feel remorse for the students who are falling more and more behind due to their lack of knowledge of basic times tables. I cannot help but feel empathy for the students who want to be challenged and simply aren’t.
Laptops could change this. If we give students material that they are capable of doing, they will rise to the task. If we give students material that is either too difficult or too easy, they will quickly lose interest. There are many free programs out there such as Khan Academy that could help push students who need to be further challenged and help build a more solid math foundation for students who lack it. Please help us make this dream a reality.
What We Need & What You Get
We need to raise $6750 to provide a classroom set of laptops. There are a maximum of 27 students per class period. Chromebooks are our optimal choice and they range around $250 each. Our school funding for technology is almost nonexistent, thus we need your help in making this project a success.
To show our appreciation for your support, we’ve come up with some pretty stellar perks, including personal thank you notes from our kids, personal polaroid photos from different class periods, and even thank you videos from our classroom to you.
Every penny we receive will go towards purchasing Chromebooks for our classroom. Even if we don’t reach our funding goal, the money we do raise will still go towards purchasing as many Chromebooks as possible for our classroom.
Other Ways You Can Help
We really appreciate any contribution you can make. Even if you can or cannot support us financially, please help spread the word about our campaign and our cause through your social media networks, such as Facebook, your circle of family and friends, and last but not least Indiegogo share tools. If you are interested in what our revolutionary school is like, here is our school website link: http://realmcharterschool.org/
Thank you so much for all your help, and have a dazzling day!