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Mr. McKellar from Lowell MA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Adding Technology to Our Science Lab

Help me give my students another chromebook and a set of headphones so they can work without disturbing each other.

  • $517 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in Massachusetts. We are a pre-k to 8th grade school and draw from the entire city (as opposed to a neighborhood school). This is a low-income, urban school district. All our students receive free breakfast and lunch. I lead an active STEM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) of about 40 students from grades 5 through 8.

My science students are a curious group of young people who strive for success.

They are interested in understanding how things work, but they lack some basic resources in our science lab.

My Project

In my school, our one shared computer cart for grades 7 and 8 has 8-year-old computers. On a good day, for a class of 28 students, we might find 18 working computers and some of those machines with missing keys are considered the “good ones.”

A new Chromebook and set of headphones will allow teachers to customize lessons for each student and help all scholars reach their ultimate potential.

I am working on building up our outdated technology a few Chromebooks at a time. We owe it to our students to provide 21st century tools to help them prepare for their 21st century lives. The addition of these this Chromebook and a set of headphones will allow our students to do individual and group work. By sharing these resources in a group, we can multiply the benefits of having access to technology.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Chromebook 3 XE500C13K - 11.6' - Celeron N3060 - 4 GB RAM - 16 GB eMMC • Best Buy Education $263.00 1 $263.00
Sony - ZX Series Wired On-Ear Headphones - Black • Best Buy Education $14.00 10 $140.00

Materials cost

$403.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$439.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.48

Total project goal

$516.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$516.52

3 Donors

-$324.00

Donations toward project cost

-$301.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.35

match offer

-$161.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$137.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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