You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mrs. Gatling from Taylor Ridge IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chromebooks - 21st Century Teaching

My students need a Chromebook.

  • $333 goal

This project expired on June 2, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event." Heidi-Hayes Jacobs

I teach Language Arts to 6th-8th grade students.

They are wonderfully creative groups of students that struggle with reading and writing. My students are hardworking and benefit greatly from using technology to help them improve their skills. Even though many of them struggle with grammar, spelling, writing, and reading fluency, they quickly pick up hands-on skills required to operate technological devices. Using computers reduces the struggle of completing assignments and lets them focus more on the learning process.

My Project

I have been moving toward a technology rich classroom for several years, because I have seen how effective it is with students who struggle to get thoughts on paper. This is my first year using Chromebooks and Google Classroom. My students have adapted to Google Classroom very quickly and have been more successful in assignment completion with a greater rate in creativity and accuracy. Through the use of Chromebooks, my students are journaling, completing vocabulary and grammar assignments, learning to type, taking assessments, and AR tests. Also, through Google, we are able to share, collaborate, and create stories at the same time - seeing our shared work and feedback instantly.

Currently, our limited number of Chromebooks are being shared between four classrooms.

I would like to increase our total number so that each student will have a Chromebook available everyday. Computer technology is a valuable tools for teaching students that struggle with pencil and paper. Having Chromebooks for each student will decrease their academic frustrations and increase their productivity and acquisition of knowledge.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Gatling is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung XE303C12-A01US 11.6" Chromebook • $249.00 1 $249.00

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Taylor Ridge","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1932490],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1485259,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Gatling","authorIds":{"1932490":{"owner":"Mrs. Gatling","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1485259],"proposalHash":"1287877245","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20543182,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjgwMDc1Mg=="],"teacherId":1932490,"schoolCounty":"Rock Island","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}