Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Two third grade teachers at Ronzone Elementary School say technology is the way to engage students and bolster their learning. That's why they want to get NEO3DO Android tablets into the hands of each and every one of their students. They know these tablets aren't cheap and that's why they're on a fundraising mission to make this happen.
Mr. Casey Korder and Ms. Debby Cole have launched a crowdfunding effort on the website: Indiegogo.com. They're hoping the community will help pitch in so they can come up with $15,000 to buy the electronic tablets for each one of their students.
They just launched the campaign last week and by 11 a.m. on Friday, they already raised more than $600.
Mr. Corder says that these tablets engage students in a way that paper and pencil cannot. He points out the three-dimensional quality of the tablet (no need for 3D glasses). He says he would use tablets in a variety of ways in his curriculum and is already envisioning ways it could improve student literacy. He says many of his students come from families that don't even have a computer at home.
The two teachers have already spent thousands of dollars of their own money to buy several used laptops and electronic tablets for their classrooms. But with a combined 42 students between the two classes, they say they need more. And they want these kids to be able to have their own. At the end of the school year, the students would have to leave them behind for the next class - so each of those students could use their own tablets for the school year.
For more information on this crowdfunding campaign, click here.