P-2936

Increasing Tech Literacy

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Sun City

Total Budget: $4,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Wireless keyboards to achieve full functionality of tablet devices and optimize their teaching value


Challenger Middle School in Glendale, AZ (a Title I school) is composed of highly transitory, predominately English language learning students. As a result, these students are not as technologically literate as they need to be to be competitive in the real world. They struggle with basic skills like typing, researching, collaborating and emailing on a computer. To address this deficiency the school has recently won a grant for several hundred new iPads from Apple Corp. - giving nearly all of the students fulltime access to a computer starting in this next school year. Upper-class students (7th & 8th-graders) will be able to take these devices from class to class, as well as, take them home at night.

However, the students need wireless keyboards to complement the new iPads in order to optimize their value. Keyboards will give the students full functionality of the devices (and help them become expert typists as well as technologically literate). The Rotary Club of Sun City/Sun City Satellite proposes to make a significant dent in this need. Recently, through our club foundation we provided funding for several dozen keyboards. With a new (FY 2019-20) club contribution, plus a district matching grant, we will be able to triple that number - empowering all upper-class students with full computer functionality. Rotarians will be working with Challenger MS staff and the Challenger PTSA to achieve project goals.

Project Contact Person

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Sun City

Primary Contact: Steve Bjornstad

Email: stevebj60@gmail.com

Project Status

Paid
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Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Sun City (5495)

29-Jun-19

$2,000

$2,000

$4,000

Total

$2,000

$2,000

$4,000

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[29-Jun-19]
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History Log Entries

29-Jun-19

by Steve Bjornstad

System Entry: Creation of project page.

29-Jun-19

by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

29-Jun-19

by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

29-Jun-19

by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

29-Jun-19

by Steve Bjornstad

System Entry: Project signed by Steve Bjornstad.

29-Jun-19

by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

6-Aug-19

by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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