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When 'Donors Choose,' students win

Original post made on Sep 15, 2010

When it comes to getting kids interested in school, nothing beats things that flash. At least that's what Elizabeth Gomez has observed in her third-grade students. There's where donor-funded supplies from people contributing to DonorsChoose make a difference.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 1:26 PM

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Posted by James
a resident of Whisman Station
on Sep 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm


Smartphone based tablet computers from China are now selling for less than $100. Marvell is supposed to market one in the US this fall that the One Laptop Per Child Foundation is adopting. These could be used to word flash cards, math facts, and writing practice.


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Posted by mvmom
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 15, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Check out all Donors Choose projects that are currently active for Mountain View schools at:
Web Link

It would be fantastic if Mountain View residents used Donors Choose to fund projects for classrooms, particularly in high-poverty schools. The district's schools have very uneven technology resources because in wealthier neighborhoods the PTA raises money to spend on classroom materials and technology.

Unfortunately the district only supports Apple computers, not PCs or new options like low-cost tablets.


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Posted by parent
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm

What a nice example of how our local teachers are being creative and innovative in the classroom -- and in finding new ways to bring much-needed resources to students in Mountain View.

Let's here more stories about what is working in the district and examples of excellent teachers.