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  • $691 goal

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Mr. Straw
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

A Laptop a Day Keeps the Low Scores Away

My students need a laptop computer to provide access to all for the technology that is available. We also need iPod touch screen protectors to make our technology last.

My Students

Many students can achieve great things if they are provided the right tools. Like a builder who can't build without tools, my students need a laptop to help them reach new heights.

I am a teacher in a self contained classroom.

I work in a high poverty school with a wide variety of home environments. My students come from single parent homes, military families, foster homes, and migrant farm workers. My students are curious and eager to learn but lack many of the resources needed to develop their technological skills

My Project

With class sizes so large not all of my class gets the opportunity to get the enrichment that technology provides. By providing our class with this new laptop we will be able to connect more kids to more learning mediums. With the access this laptop can provide the learning possibilities are endless.

Kids come up with amazing thoughts and ideas.

The hard part is getting them to turn those thoughts and ideas into something concrete. This laptop can provide an outlet for kids to turn their ideas into something real.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Belkin ClearScreen Overlay digital player screen protector • CDW Inc. $8.88 4 $35.52
Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 2847 - Core 2 Duo T6670 2.2 GHz - 15.6' TFT • Best Buy $448.99 1 $448.99

Materials cost

$484.51

Vendor shipping charges

$15.55

State sales tax

$44.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$586.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.53

Total project goal

$690.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$690.19

3 Donors

-$121.00

Donations toward project cost

-$102.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.15

match offer

-$569.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$483.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Goldman Sachs Gives and 3 other donors.

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