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Mr. Bieda from Indianapolis IN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need a copy of Windows and Parallels to help us utilize all of the educational software provided to us at school.

  • $269 goal

This project expired on December 17, 2013.

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My Students

My students often have to worry about things outside of their education such as food, money, transportation, and the challenges of their home lives. Things that any middle school students shouldn't have to worry about. Though they face great challenges they come to school and achieve great things.

My students all come from low income families with 100% of students are on free and reduced lunch and are all bused to our school.

Despite our extreme poverty we have some of the highest test scores in the city in both math and language arts. The band is there to help provide support to the students and give them a well rounded education. The success is because these students have a strong desire to further themselves and do great things with their lives. Education is the driving force behind the change in our students, and thereby the change in the community. New technology, methods, and resources will empower these students to stay in school, go to college, and prepare for careers that will provide the necessary socio-economic change that will drive REAL change. We are a part of a revolution in urban education that recognizes and develops talent, creativity, and positive social interactions.

My Project

We have been fortunate enough to have several computers donated to all classroom that are all Mac computers. While we love having them in the music classroom, sometimes we need to run a copy of Windows. This will help us use the Smart board in our room, as well as the copy of Microsoft Office provided by the school. The students will also be able to learn the different operating systems, and how they are both different and similar.

This project is so important because my students mean the world to me!

I would love my students to have this experience of band so I can teach them music, theory, and other academic class. Learning how to use ALL technology it today's day and age is a must!

Mr. Bieda
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Windows 8 Professional System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit • Amazon $129.99 1 $129.99
Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac • Amazon $64.95 1 $64.95

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