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Mrs. McDonough from Tampa FL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Technology to Class: The World at Their Fingertips!

My students need a laptop that can be used in both small groups and individually with touchscreen capacity.

  • $645 goal

This project expired on August 19, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are curious kids with a love of anything that makes learning seem like a game. Presenting information in a way that incorporates technology keeps my students interested and excited about learning.

I have a dynamic classroom of eager second graders.

My eight boys and eight girls are hard-working and fun-loving! I have a wide range of abilities among my students. Several of my students have struggled with reading, writing, and math. After being retained in first grade, school for these children has become somewhat of a challenge. It is my goal to make learning fun and exciting for these students. My thought is that if a child does not learn to love, truly love, school by the time they leave me in second grade, they may not learn to love school at all. Second grade is the end of the "primary" grades. Third grade starts high-stakes testing. It is of critical importance that I show these children, and ALL of my students, that learning is fun, interesting, and exciting. Loving to learn can open up whole new worlds and opportunities.

My Project

The requested item--a Dell Inspiron Duo--is an amazing laptop that can flip its screen to create a flat tablet or to display the screen on the opposite side of the keyboard. While this may seem like a gimmick at first, the possibilities for this device in the classroom are endless. As a traditional laptop, my students can use this device to type reports, play educational games, and research information online. As a tablet, my students can use the touchscreen capacity to interact with websites, PowerPoint presentations, and "write" on the screen. With the screen flipped to display on the opposite side of the keyboard, I can use this computer with small instructional groups to present a variety of activities for students to use such as reading stories, sight words, maps, math problems, and much more. In addition, I can use this as a tablet to take anecdotal notes on students as I circulate through the classroom during lessons to help me record students' strengths and areas of need.

Many young students today think of technology as video games and texting.

Preparing students at a young age to use technology in a positive, productive way to gain knowledge is imperative to their future success. Making learning fun and exciting along the way will help them make the most of their educational experience.

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23 donors23 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dell Inspiron Duo Tablet • Quill $499.99 1 $499.99

Materials cost

$499.99

Vendor shipping charges

$5.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$547.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.62

Total project goal

$644.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$644.11

23 Donors

-$602.46

Donations toward project cost

-$547.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$41.65

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$0.00

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