P-3694

Technology in the Classroom

Description

Financing

Documents

Photos

History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Total Budget: $6,700

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Twenty Chromebooks will be provided to Richard J. Wilson Elementary, a Title One school in Fort Worth, Texas.


Our club has an ongoing partnership with Richard J. Wilson Elementary, a Title One, multilingual school that is part of FWISD. Even prior to the current pandemic, school administrators and teachers had identified a need to increase their use of technology in the classroom to enhance learning experiences and skill development in multiple realms. Despite the technology that was made available to students for at home learning during the pandemic, elementary schools are not provided the same level of technology for in-person classrooms. Students at Richard J. Wilson typically have limited hands-on learning opportunities using technology outside of school.

Studies show that students grow through the use of technology by being able to do research, investigate information that they may never experience firsthand, and increase literacy and math development. Our project would be to purchase a set of 20 Chromebooks, equipment that has already proven to be a useful tool in the school. Educators tell us increased access to Chromebooks in the classroom enables teachers to help more students increase knowledge, virtual experience, math and literacy skills. Equipment would be purchased through FWISD to maximize school discounts.

This year our club has increased our planned interaction with Richard J. Wilson to monthly assemblies (currently being conducted virtually) to distribute dictionaries, reward students for academic achievement, and award students for perfect attendance. At least two club members also volunteer at the school to help in other ways. Attached photos are from club projects with Richard J. Wilson and demonstrate our club's ongoing involvement.

Project Contact Person

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Fort Worth-South

Primary Contact: Theresa Hocker

Email: thockerrotary@gmail.com

Project Status

Approved
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Fort Worth-South (5790)

30-Oct-20

$5,200

$1,500

$6,700

Total

$5,200

$1,500

$6,700

Project Supporting Documents


[30-Oct-20]
FW South 990


[30-Oct-20]
FW South Goals


[30-Oct-20]
FW South MOU

 

Project Photos

History Log Entries

30-Oct-20

by Theresa Hocker

System Entry: Creation of project page.

31-Oct-20

by Dan Steele

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

31-Oct-20

by Dan Steele

System Entry: Project signed by Dan Steele.

31-Oct-20

by Theresa Hocker

System Entry: Project signed by Theresa Hocker.

5-Nov-20

by Dan Steele

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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