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Ms. Johnston from League City TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

1st Graders Need Access To The T In E-STEM

Help me give my students access to technology like Kindle Fire tablets so they may begin to document their work to digital portfolios and to use QR codes in all subject areas to help deepen their learning.

  • $618 goal

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My Students

"We are here to make mistakes, learn, and redesign!" My students have heard our school's motto every morning since we began the transition to be an E-STEM magnet school, the second elementary (E) school in our district focused on science (S), technology (T), engineering (E), and math (M).

A few of my friends who are teachers at other schools in our district thought the idea of transforming our small school into an E-STEM magnet school was an ambitious endeavor.

My reply to them is always the same: not challenging yourself to do better and be better sends a message to anyone you meet on a personal and professional level that you are satisfied with just meeting requirements... getting by. At my school, we want to be different. We want to challenge ourselves, challenge our students, and provide the best learning experience that we can possibly offer. The five and six year old kindergarten students in my class crave engaging experiences and materials that they can put their hands on and explore. They are active, curious, and still excited to learn everything that they can about the world around them.

My Project

These Kindle Fire tablets will give my students more access to familiar digital learning. They will have instant access to apps, books, a personalized digital portfolio, and a QR code reader for use throughout our entire instructional day.

My 1st grade students are eager to build digital portfolios through SeeSaw, and I am excited to guide them through it.

Unfortunately, the lack of handheld devices for documentation is challenging. My students need more access to devices so that they may document their work in the moment.

I use QR codes in my classroom to reinforce concepts in all subject areas. They scan codes to hear letters and sounds, high frequency words, fiction and nonfiction books, numbers, word problems, vocabulary definitions, station directions, etc. all day long. Getting these devices into their

Ms. Johnston
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon - Fire HD 8 - 8'- Tablet - 16GB 8th Generation, 2018 Release - Black • Best Buy Education $75.74 5 $378.70
Amazon - Kid-Proof Case for Amazon Fire 7 (7th Generation, 2017 Release) - Blue • Best Buy Education $21.82 5 $109.10

Materials cost

$487.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$525.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.67

Total project goal

$617.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$617.79

3 Donors

-$115.52

Donations toward project cost

-$105.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

match offer

-$494.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$420.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.03

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$0.00

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