Did You Know...
Most public school classrooms do not have working computers. The norm is often a single computer that is either infected with malware or too old to run current websites. And many classrooms have nothing at all...Learn More
Access to computers in schools can make THE difference for students
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Improving Outcomes & Closing the Digital Divide:
Philadelphia Children’s Foundation supports Philadelphia public schools by installing internet-ready computers into classrooms and publicly accessible (H&SA) rooms within the school. We typically install up to three computers into classrooms of the schools we are able to support. They are part of the school’s network and usage is supervised and encouraged by teachers.
Our computers become an essential tool for teachers in assisting students that are falling behind, keep order in the classroom, and assist students in doing research. Teachers can direct students in need to spend time on educational websites that address students’ individual shortcomings. Some of the most frequently accessed websites include First-in-Math, Lexia (reading/writing), SumDog, ABCya, Class DoJo, and Kahn Academy.
Through access to some of the best educational websites, children increase their academic skills independently and teachers are able to track student use and progress.
How are our Computers Used in the Classroom?
With our classroom computers, Pre-K-to-3rd Grade students learn and review reading, writing, and math skills. Older students can do Internet research for their projects and access more specialized programs (graphics, Google Apps, etc.). Some specifics below: