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Ms. Purdy from Camden NJ is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Fresh Start: Building a Chromebook Cart for Freshmen

My students need Chromebooks so that they can complete advanced research projects in school, due to lack of technology at home.

  • $681 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day, my students ask "Miss, what are we doing today?" and the usual response is "Learning!" followed by groans and eye-rolling. My students come from low-income households and receive free breakfast and lunch in school. Often school work isn't their primary focus, and it can be hard to motivate them to take their learning seriously. As part of my practice, I try to bring creative and challenging research projects to the classroom in order to advance their learning and inquiry about the world around them.

My Project

Many of my students do not have access to technology in their homes and rely heavily on what is offered in the classroom. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of technology in our school, and what little we have is also malfunctioning. The students are craving more information to enhance their regular Current Events homework, Web-Quests, and history projects, which can boost them to a level competitive with students in other schools that have access to more technology. Having this Chromebook donated to our class will offer students the opportunities to complete projects and research papers in a more polished fashion. Give these students access to technology they will need in future careers.

Ms. Purdy
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP N9E37UA 14" Chromebook, LCD, Celeron N2840 2.16 GHz, 16GB, 4GB, Chrome, Sky Blue • Quill.com $249.99 2 $499.98
Logitech M187 Wireless Mini Optical Mouse, Ambidextrous, Blue, (910-002728) • Quill.com $19.99 2 $39.98

Materials cost

$539.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$578.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.01

Total project goal

$680.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$680.07

2 Donors

-$655.07

Donations toward project cost

-$556.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.26

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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