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Mrs. Patterson from Winston Salem NC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Your Own Device-Teaching In The 21st Century Skills

My students need these 2 Google Nexus 7 tablets to enhance their educational experience, while simultaneously teaching them how to be 21st century learners.

  • $703 goal

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My Students

In order for students to compete in a global society they must know how to use technology. My county is piloting a new program called Bring Your Own Device; this allows students to bring an educational device into the classroom. However, many of my students cannot afford to buy their own device.

I teach some of the most amazing students.

They come from many different countries (Burma, Mexico, Indonesia, etc) and they speak a number of different languages. I have learned that my students learn best when they are able to interact and be fully engaged in learning. Our school is a Title I school, which means that most of my students come from low-income households and they don't have access to many non-essential resources on a daily basis.

My Project

By having these 2 Nexus Tablets, my students will be able to create multimedia presentations, use Google Docs/wiki to hold student driven discussions about a book, research topic, or use one of the numerous applications to help them master their multiplication/division facts. The tablets will not only enhance my students learning, but it will change their lives, by teaching them to think outside of the box. A tablet is the perfect educational tool to help them utilize their own creativity, while giving them a sense of independence and the ability to construct their own learning.

This will be my first year teaching 4th grade and with your support, I believe that you will help my students see school and learning in a different light.

They will learn the skills that they need to be a 21st century learner and they will ready to compete in our global society. Please take this opportunity to put an educational tool in the hand of a student that truly needs it.

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Mrs. Patterson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Google Nexus 7 tablet Android 4 2 Jelly Bean 32 GB 7 • CDW-G $237.59 2 $475.18

Materials cost

$475.18

Vendor shipping charges

$47.52

State sales tax

$37.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$596.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.33

Total project goal

$702.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$702.22

6 Donors

-$514.87

Donations toward project cost

-$445.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.28

match offer

-$178.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$151.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.35

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$0.00

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