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Ms. Small from Aurora CO is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

21st Century Technology Skills

Help me give my students the tools they need to be technology savvy. My students need iPads to gain 21st Century technology skills.

  • $989 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all diverse in that we all come from varying degrees of socioeconomic status, background and ethnicity. Yet, that is exactly what brings us together as a classroom community. Since we have been together for 2 years now, my students have learned the importance of putting their differences aside and working cooperatively with others to get a job done.

My students, however are not without challenges.

They have experienced situations that have made them exhibit character traits of dedication, perseverance and tenacity. I am in awe of them every single day!

My goal is to prepare my students for the future, whatever it may look like, so that they may realize their dream of becoming whatever their hearts desire. My desire is to prepare my students for a world that may not be kind to them, but through technology, they will be able to get through to the most difficult people.

My Project

My students come from varying degrees of socioeconomic statuses and as such, rarely have access to computers, tablets or internet. This means that my students lag behind others students in the areas of computer and technology skills. My desire is to teach my students 21st century skills, such as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. These are skills all students need to compete in our global world and one in which my students are lacking.

Technology is essential to a 21st century education because it promotes digital literacy skills.

Digital literacy skills will allow my students the chance to take their learning to a higher level by utilizing computer skills such as keyboarding. Technology also thrust students into global awareness, an essential component to a 21st century education. Global awareness will allow my students to work and accept students from other cultures, thus enhancing a globally diverse world.

I would love to delve my students further by offering instruction in coding and programming and watch their creativity explode as they realize the magnitude of their learning!

Ms. Small
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
iPad package: 32GB iPad+Case • Best Buy Education $381.23 1 $381.23
iPad and Case • Best Buy Education $369.98 1 $369.98

Materials cost

$751.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$48.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$840.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.33

Total project goal

$988.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$988.89

23 Donors

-$491.00

Donations toward project cost

-$423.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.20

Matching donations from our partners

-$490.31

Match offers toward project cost

-$416.76

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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