BUTLER TOWNSHIP -- Two teachers in Schuylkill County are trying to raise money to purchase tablets for their classrooms.
North Schuylkill Junior-Senior High School teacher Melanie Fowler teaches seventh and eighth grade English. About a week ago, she and another teacher started a fundraiser to get 33 Kindle Fires for their students. They will cost about $1,900.
"Right now, we have a paperback text, but the online version of the text allows for more enrichment for the students who basically need more challenge than the textbook provides," Fowler said.
Fowler is using a website called donorschoose.org to help her raise the money. From now until Thursday, the website will match donations up to $50.
Fowler said the tablets will allow her to give more attention to each student.
"If I am able to individualize my instruction, that means everyone is learning and everyone gets the same opportunities," Fowler said.
Her students are excited about the tablets.
"Since technology is like a big part of our lives, I think it will be better than the books," eighth grader Sierra Wishnefsky said.
Fowler still needs about $1,500 for the Kindles. She will be collecting money until the beginning of the year. Click here to donate.