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Mrs. Kisala from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Amazing Grace

The cost of an eMachines(R) T3624 Desktop Computer With Intel(R) Celeron(R) D Processor 330 Operating At 266GHz and a KDS(R) XF-7S Xtreme Flat 17quot CRT Monitor from Office Depot is $762, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $762 goal

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I teach a class of seven 3 to 5 year old children with physical and health handicaps in the city of Chicago. Technology is an important part of my curriculum. My students need to be exposed to and learn to use technology at a very early age because many of them will need to use computers and other devices to communicate and to produce written work in the future due to their physical handicaps. My students love when we work on the computer together! The newest programs for young children motivate the students to practice language, listening, visual-motor, pre-reading and math skills with interesting graphics, video, music and sounds. However, the computer I currently have in my classroom is an older Macintosh model and will not run most of the popular learning programs for children. The students have named it “Old Mac” because the programs that do work on it are slow and often stall. It is so disappointing for both the students and me when we receive a new learning program from the library and it will not run on our "Old Mac". Yesterday, after experiencing another frustrating computer session with "Old Mac" groaning, grunting and stalling through an alphabet lesson, one of my students said, "If you get another computer I will name it ‘Grace.'" When I asked why he chose the name Grace, he said, “Because it would be like that song 'Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound.' This computer is too noisy to think!" This comment inspired me to seek assistance from Donors Choose. I would like a new desktop PC and monitor for our classroom. Its name will indeed be "Grace," and the benefit to my students will be just short of AMAZING -- with improved language, visual-motor, listening, pre-reading and math skills practice that my seven young physically handicapped students truly need.

Mrs. Kisala
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 7 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
eMachines(R) T3624 Desktop Computer With Intel(R) Celeron(R) D Processor 330 Operating At 266GHz • Office Depot Inc. $409.99 1 $409.99
KDS(R) XF-7S Xtreme Flat 17quot CRT Monitor • Office Depot Inc. $128.59 1 $128.59

Materials cost

$538.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$624.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$137.03

Total project goal

$761.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$761.26

1 Donor

-$717.86

Donations toward project cost

-$625.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.34

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$0.00

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