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Mrs. Wilder from Tampa FL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brave New Classroom!

My students need daily access to technology specifically Chromebooks, so I can teach to the future! Help me get my students producing podcasts, creating edublogs, embracing flipped learning!

  • $1,368 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The sign outside of my classroom door reads: sanctuary. Our classroom is a sanctuary of experimentation and risk, of ideas and words, of getting everything wrong in order to learn something new. It is a sanctuary where uncomfortable truths about human existence is discussed and our cultural differences are used to unite us instead of divide us.

Humble, genuine, wanting to be heard and listened to, mostly Hispanic, and totally honest: these are my students.

I am here to help them soar!

My Project

Can you remember the first site you ever explored on the Internet? The first email you ever sent, received? The first time you hyperlinked text into a blog? The first podcast you recorded? Oh, wait, those last couple you may have not done yet. Likely because you are like me and never had someone teach you how to use these new technologies that we assume our tech savvy students know how to use. I teach in a county with the motto "teach to the future" yet I am to do this without any training and without daily use of computers, laptops or tablets. This summer I am becoming a brave new teacher by immersing myself in the most unbelievably amazing professional training I have ever taken in my 20 years of teaching! Thanks to Jennifer Gonzalez and her website Cult of Pedagogy, I am learning 10 diverse methods of incorporating pedagogically sound technological platforms to improve student learning.

A close look at the Language Arts Florida Standards for 9-12th grade will show you that nearly all of the writing standards, which includes research and on-line publication, cannot be addressed in a classroom where the only computer is the teacher's.

I want this ratio flipped. Every student in my room should have access to a laptop or tablet and my computer is there only as a last resort. With Chromebooks, I will be able to implement four powerful resources to enhance student writing, analysis and speaking skills: edublogs, podcasting, flipped learning, and the studio of tools offered through Google Docs and Google classroom. These four foundations will better prepare my students not only for the real world and the future, but give them myriad platforms to grow, cultivate and project their voice into our global society.

Mrs. Wilder
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Acer - 15.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Granite Gray • Best Buy Education $223.12 5 $1,115.60

Materials cost

$1,115.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,162.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$205.12

Total project goal

$1,367.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,367.45

7 Donors

-$1,317.45

Donations toward project cost

-$1,119.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$197.62

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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