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Mrs. Williams from Memphis TN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A World Without Technology

My students need a computer and speakers to grasp reading and math concepts.

  • $516 goal

This project expired on February 22, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a low social economy background. There are five students who live with mom and dad, seven with mom only and the others live with grandparents. I have twenty two students and only three students have computers with on-line access, and only seven have computers in their homes.

I have fourteen boys and eight girls.

They are a great group of enthusiastic third graders. They all love the opportunity to work with computers, but I only have four and most of the time only three are working. I am required to get 180 minutes per week for each child on these four computers. This is a public elementary school with the make-up of 90% African Americans and 10% other. We have 98% of free and 2% of reduced breakfasts and lunches.

My Project

My group of students' SAT 10 results from Second Grade are: Two students are on grade level, five students need Strategic-Additional intervention, and fifteen students need Intensive-Substantial intervention. The students will have the lab top to work with. Students will work on many skills from phonic to fluency in Language Arts. In math, students will work addition skills through algebra skills. Students will use Head sprout and Stanford Math programs. These programs allow students to work at their levels and build on their foundations. These programs give students immediately feedback. Students will begin to experience success in all areas. They will also be able to conduct research in science and social studies.

The students will develop the skills needed for a strong foundation to build on.

They will show growth in all areas narrowing the achievement gap, when comparing their TCAP with their SAT 10. With the use of the extra computer, more students will be served. The programs help students to stay focus, provide examples, and generate self motivation about learning.

Mrs. Williams
Grades 3-5
  • Westhaven Elementary School
  • Memphis, TN
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dell - Inspiron 14' Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Diamond Black • Best Buy $379.99 1 $379.99
Axis - 2.0 Multimedia Speaker System (2-Piece) - Black • Best Buy $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$389.98

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$437.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.26

Total project goal

$515.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$515.09

1 Donor

-$41.00

Donations toward project cost

-$34.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.15

Matching donations from our partners

-$474.09

Match offers toward project cost

-$402.98

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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