Drawing Tablets for MELS 6th Graders

Hi, we are 6th grade students at Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School (MELS). During the pandemic, remote learning has been challenging. Unlike in the physical classroom, it is difficult to show our thinking and work in Zoom class.  With the support of our math teachers, Ms. Jyung and Mr. Mojumder, we are fundraising for drawing tablets, which connects to a computer and enables us to draw fractions, show math thinking on Desmos, underline, and write on the shared whiteboard and solve problems with other students.

Most of us use the computer mouse to draw or show our thinking. Some of us have a touch screen laptop or use an iPad, but don’t have a stylus so we are using our fingers to show our work.

Getting a drawing tablet or stylus will make the learning experience much easier on the hand and less frustrating on the students.  

We can also use the device in other classes. For example, in Art, if we don’t have a piece of paper to draw, we can use the writing tablet/stylus to draw online. In ELA we might have a lesson where we need to draw about the text we are reading. We can use the stylus or the writing/drawing tablet to draw.

With the fund raised, we will purchase the drawing tablet (for laptop users) and stylus (for tablet users) from Amazon.com for students who are in need of such devices. These will be delivered directly to each student’s house. We have created a survey for students to fill out so we can gather information about who need these devices. We also calculated the estimated cost:

         $29 per drawing/writing tablet device
         29 x about 75 students who use laptop = $ 2,175

         $15 per stylus for iPad users:
         15 x about 60 students who use tablet = $ 900

         Total amount needed: $3,075

Thank you for your help and donation!

MELS 6th graders
(Akankha B., Benjamin Y., Cristel G., Giovanni B., Ivana O., Jaylen Rose S., Lorrel M., Mohammed A., Natalie G., Nate M., & Tanasha G.)

Image created by: Lorrel M. and Mohammed A.


  • Natalie Bedoya 
    • $10 
    • 21 d
  • John & Iris Bedoya 
    • $100 
    • 26 d
  • Janice Stearns 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Sarah Lasseron 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Mary Ann Miale 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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MELS 6th Grade 
Forest Hills, NY
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