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Ms. P. from New York NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun + Computer Games = Learning

The cost of educational games, including Mathblaster, is [price], including shipping and [fulfillment].

  • $365 goal

This project expired on April 18, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hello. I am a teacher at PS 76 in Harlem. I teach fourth and fifth grade students who are learning disabled and/or have emotional impairments. My students need a lot of "alternative" methods to engage them in learning, not because they don't like to learn, but because traditional ways such as reading textbooks can become too frustrating. I have found that when presented with a computer game that teaches skills such as math, my students enjoy learning and gain new skills. I consider that a win-win combination. Currently, I have one computer game and I would like to have several educational options for teaching students. I have seen my students play the same math game for 3 years without growing bored. I have also seen students with severe ADHD and emotional problems sit for an hour solving math problems in order to get to the next level on the game. Working on a laptop makes my students feel successful and engages them. Plus, I know they are learning which is my main objective. I am asking for a variety of educational games that can be used on our laptops. I know that these games offset depression, frustration, and anger because my students have a means to show what they have learned in a user friendly way. For example, a student who becomes angry if he makes a mistake on his paper and sees eraser marks, now only needs to hit the backspace key. I know it sounds simple, but for my students it means the world of difference.

Ms. P.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kidspiration ( v. 2.1 ) - complete package • CDW Inc. $59.84 1 $59.84
Jumpstart Typing - complete package • CDW Inc. $44.88 2 $89.76
Math Blaster Master the Basics • Office Depot Inc. $29.99 1 $29.99
Elementary Advantage(TM) 2007 • Office Depot Inc. $29.99 1 $29.99
Reader Rabbit(R) Reading Learning System • Office Depot Inc. $19.99 2 $39.98

Materials cost

$249.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$299.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.70

Total project goal

$365.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$365.00

1 Donor

-$344.20

Donations toward project cost

-$300.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.65

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$0.00

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