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Jacksonville teacher makes PledgeCents pitch for classroom technology

3:27 PM, Sep 3, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Dewitt Robinson spent the long Labor Day weekend fine-tuning his pitch to land more technology in the hands of history students at Andrew Jackson High School.

The internet makes the world smaller, but also bigger when it comes to electronic fundraising. PledgeCents is the vehicle being used to connect the cause to buy a smart board and 26 tablets for Robinson's students.

The timeline on the fundraiser is 30 days to raise $10,000.

"You gather a community that is online who is passionate about your idea, your cause that you believe in and you encourage them to donate money online," explained Robinson to a class just back from holiday weekend.

Robinson, who did his research before launching the electronic fundraiser, wants his students to have access to technology that better connects students to the world.

"It just opens up so many more avenues for learning," said the history teacher, who sees the benefits of technology.

"When students are engaged, academic achievement increases," said Robinson.

Fundraising efforts will also involve shooting hoops for 10 hours later this month. Robinson said that is another way to for the community to get involved beyond clicking a mouse.

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