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Ms. Pressler from Pittsburg CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Connections With Technology

My students need two HP Chromebooks to prepare them for the digital world and STEM professions of the future.

  • $576 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine an eager group of six and seven-year-old children entering your house (classroom) and staying with you every day, for 180 days out of a year. On that first day of first grade, some of the students are confident and thrilled to be at school, while others are holding their parent's arm tightly not knowing what to expect. Others are experiencing schools in the United States for the first time and know little to no English. Some come from single-parent households, while others are being raised by two parents in the same home. Some are more fortunate than others and come having had breakfast each morning at home. Others rely on the school breakfast and lunch program for their meals. Several have special learning needs. On any given year this is a typical classroom at my school site. First graders are amazing. They all gather around the carpet on that first day of school for our first "Morning Meeting." This important first meeting is when the building of our classroom community begins. This is when the teaching of kindness and caring about oneself and others in the school community and beyond begins. This is first grade!

My Project

Currently, we have no technology in the classroom. Having Chromebooks in the classroom will offer more than access to online resources. In addition, Chromebooks would prepare students for the digital world, students would be able to work on becoming computer literate. Having Chromebooks in the classroom would help engage students with interactive lessons and accommodate different learning styles.

Having this technology would help students develop higher-order critical thinking skills and prepare them for the STEM professions of the future.

Having access to technology, such as Chromebooks, in the classroom helps to build effective work habits and provides opportunities for students to work collaboratively with their peers. Having Chromebooks in the classroom would enhance and enrich students learning this year and in years to come. Please support this project.

Ms. Pressler
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP Chromebook 11 G5 - Education Edition - 11.6' - Celeron N3060 - 4 GB RAM - 16 GB SSD - US • Best Buy Education $207.31 2 $414.62

Materials cost

$414.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$488.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.26

Total project goal

$575.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$575.04

7 Donors

-$566.21

Donations toward project cost

-$488.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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