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Mrs. Laabs from Mount Horeb WI is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Access for Everyone! Becoming Good Digital Citizens!

My students need laptops in the classroom so that there is equity between students, and everyone can learn to be a good digital citizen in preparation for high school.

  • $719 goal

This project expired on August 25, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love when they can use technology, but teachers are limited because some students don't have computers at home and equipment is limited at school. Having a couple of computers in the classroom would allow us to try more innovative tech-related lessons.

My students live in rural southern Wisconsin.

They are varied in their interests and their economic backgrounds. But they are all fun, enthusiastic and amazing middle schoolers that want to get things done! My students are 7th graders (12-13 years old), and they are just discovering the world of Facebook, Instagram, and all the other fascinating social tools out there. They are digital natives and love when I "speak their language." I have created a safe environment for social and educational interaction to help them learn social studies and learn how to behave in an appropriate way online. They love to check in with each other and ask for help with their classes through the social channel we've created.

My Project

Because of the differences in economic circumstances some students feel left out of social and academic situations. They can't work on a project at home with friends and often don't or can't problem solve how to get access to the tools they need. With even a small number of laptop computers these students can stay caught up, study and feel more included. This would not only impact my class, but it would allow students to stay on top of assignments in other classes also. It could also help those quick learners to challenge themselves using Khan Academy or other online activities to stretch their brains a bit.

In middle school, we teach kids the basics so that they can be more independent learners in high school.

They need to learn how to use the Internet responsibly. They learn how to collaborate, be creative and share content in an electronic world.

Mrs. Laabs
Grades 6-8

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 105 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Toshiba - Satellite 15.6' Laptop - 4GB Memory - 320GB Hard Drive - Satin Black • Best Buy for Business $279.99 2 $559.98

Materials cost

$559.98

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$610.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.71

Total project goal

$718.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$718.09

15 Donors

-$700.15

Donations toward project cost

-$601.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.27

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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