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Ms. Rigdon from Byron GA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Are More Than Paper - Chromebooks, That Is

Help me give my students six Asus chromebooks to integrate technology and heighten student engagement, which will in turn increase student achievement.

  • $1,910 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My little learners are curious, thoughtful, and creative. The qualities they exhibit give me hope for the future of our world. They enter the room each day with an open mind and heart, welcoming the challenges of the day, knowing that in our classroom they can and will succeed.

My students epitomize family.

They care so greatly for each other and those around them. They especially enjoy engaging in group hugs. Many times we have welcomed passing-by teachers and embraced them in a group hug to make them feel the love and joy that exudes from within my classroom.

My classroom makeup is extremely diverse as I host children who study English as a second language. Considering more than 50% of the school population receives free and reduced lunch, most students do not have access to electronic devices when outside of school. When given the opportunity to engage in online, their engagement and love for learning is heightened.

My Project

It's 2019 and gone are the days where society and those therein don't rely on technology. The six requested Chromebooks will make an extreme and longing impact as they will be used not only with my current students but also those to come.

The Chromebooks will be used to ensure that my students engage in the learning targets in a way that is meaningful, engaging, and proven to have a positive correlation on their academic success.

I plan to use the Chromebooks across content areas. In English Language Arts, the Chromebooks will be used for typing out their writing, conducting research, creating presentations, and even accessing online reading materials. For mathematics, I plan to use the Chromebooks to promote mathematical fluency, such as being able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in a matter of seconds. Moreover, we will also utilize the Chromebooks to engage in activities that directly relate to the learning material because let's face it - gone are the days where we expect students to prove what they've learned on a worksheet. For Science & Social Studies, I plan to take virtual field trips as well as allowing the children to learn to navigate through the web by engaging in internet, kid-friendly, and obviously, learning-related, scavenger hunts.

Technology in the classroom is all the more important for our school district at this time, because of the end of year standardized test called the Georgia Milestones. This test is taken on the computer and students will be expected to have these computer skills. 3rd graders are required to pass. The continued use of the Chromebooks would create a sense of confidence for the students.

Ms. Rigdon
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Asus Chromebook 11.6" LCD Chromebook Intel Celeron N3060 Dual-core 1.6GHz, 4GB LPDDR3, 16GB Flash Me • Quill.com $244.99 6 $1,469.94

Materials cost

$1,469.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$101.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,623.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$286.49

Total project goal

$1,909.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,909.91

17 Donors

-$1,654.91

Donations toward project cost

-$1,406.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$248.24

match offer

-$255.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$216.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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