Tablet for classrooms

Why a tablet?

De Esdoorn offers both online and in-person lessons for children, teenagers and adults. During the pandemic it became clear that there is a need to update our classroom technology to make our programs even better.

A tablet in each of the classrooms would support teachers with our “flipped classroom” model, and ensure online and digital lesson materials can be brought into classrooms. It also means teachers and students can access information on-demand.

The ‘flipped classroom’ is a type of blended learning where students are introduced to content at home and practice working through it at school. At De Esdoorn, teachers record and post instructional videos to help with assigned homework, and at school they receive guided practice and direct feedback.

This model is great for multi-level groups, ensuring each student gains enough instruction and feedback on their work. It also means students who are unable to come to school, due to health or self-isolation requirements, can continue their learning at the same pace of the class.

Fundraising goal

Our goal is to fund-raise for 1 high quality large tablet in 2021-2022 at a cost of $2250.

In 2022-2023 we hope to fund-raise 3 more tablets so that each classroom has a tablet.

De Esdoorn was founded in 2015 and is registered as the non-profit organization ‘De Esdoorn – Dutch Language and Culture School Society’.

Balaji Sampath, Secretary-CEO