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Mrs. McKinney from Fort Smith AR is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Charging Up to Learn!

My students need extra charging cords and a power strip, in the event they forget their cords and their Chromebooks need to be charged during the school day.

  • $322 goal

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My Students

The upcoming school year will be my 17th year of teaching 9th graders, ranging in age from 14-16, at a 7th through 9th grade junior high school. My students come from very diverse backgrounds. Over 90% of my students receive free/reduced lunch, and many are also from homes where English is not the primary language spoken.

Our school is transitioning to a 1-to-1 Chromebook learning environment in the 2018-2019 school year.

My students will be required to use new forms of technology to enhance their learning and classwork.

Regardless of their challenges, the majority of my students are motivated to learn and make the most of their high school experience, so that they can succeed in college and/or careers.

My Project

My students will be transitioning to 1-to-1 personal Chromebooks this year. This means that each of them (over 800 in my school) will be issued their own Dell Chromebook for classroom and home use. I anticipate a steep learning curve in remembering to charge their devices at home nightly, and remembering to carry their charging cords back and forth to home each day. While my ultimate goal is that students will become responsible technology users, in the beginning of this process, I am hoping to minimize learning disruptions by having backup charging cords for checkout within my classroom, as well as a multi-plug power strip to be used in my room.

Mrs. McKinney
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AC Charger for Dell Chromebook Latitude 3180 11 Notebook Laptop with 5Ft Power Supply Adapter Cord • Amazon Business $18.79 10 $187.90
ZESEN 10 Outlet Heavy Duty Workshop Metal Power Strip Surge Protector with 4ft Heavy Duty Cord, ETL Certified, Black • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99

Materials cost

$221.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$273.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.27

Total project goal

$321.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.80

3 Donors

-$281.03

Donations toward project cost

-$273.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$40.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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