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  • $765 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Martinez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

5th-Graders Ready for College, But Need Technology!

My students need a laptop and a printer in their classroom in order to do their research projects, look for information on the internet, and be able to print their work.

My Students

Technology is taking over the world, and my students are ready to do just the same! My 5th-graders have college on their minds, and the only way that I can help prepare them is with technology. Unfortunately our school lacks just that!

My 5th-graders attend a low-income school in an urban setting.

My 33 students have one thing in mind, and that is to one day attend college. My students are very hard working, and they try their very best every day! But, unfortunately our school currently doesn't have the funds to purchase new computers for our classrooms. The one computer we have in the classroom doesn't work. It's tough when I assign research projects, and they want to do their research in the classroom and print.

My Project

Having a computer and printer in the classroom will help in so many ways. They can use the computer to do research on the internet, and they will be able to print their work and assignments. This will allow them to get familiar with different educational sites that are great for research. Printing can allow me to print their work and even give them follow-up activities right away. I will also be able to use the computer during workstation time. I can have two students at a time use the computer to work on assignments, play educational games, etc. The different ways that a laptop can be useful in a classroom are endless.

Technology is the focus of our students' generation.

It is very important that we prepare our students by exposing them to the internet and how to use it. My students will soon go to high school and hopefully one day attend college. The only way that they will encounter success is if I prepare them by exposing them to technology now!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP - 15.6'Laptop - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - Black Licorice • Best Buy for Business $299.99 1 $299.99
HP - LaserJet Pro MFP Network-Ready Wireless Black-and-White All-in-One Laser Printer • Best Buy for Business $259.99 1 $259.99

Materials cost

$559.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$51.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$649.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.64

Total project goal

$764.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$764.26

2 Donors

-$764.26

Donations toward project cost

-$649.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$114.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 33 students.

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