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Ms. Smith from Portland ME is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chromebooks for High School Students

Help me give my students Chromebooks to access online resources in the classroom.

  • $665 goal

This project expired on March 14, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a very special area of Portland, Maine. Our student population is hungry, homeless, or both. They also live with a wide variety of disabilities ranging from near blind to a barrage of emotional, traumatic, and learning disabilities. This population of students are not in situations that lead the way to optimism, opportunity, or great leaps to advance their quality of life.

Regardless the reality of their situations, many come to school for a hot meal, to learn, to succeed, and for the positive relationships formed in our school.

Our students are overcoming daily struggles to be present during the school day. It is my obligation as a teacher to create the best possible environment with diversifying access to content in education. In this effort to insure all students can access education we have limited technology. We need Chromebooks connect students to the educational resources.

My Project

Our school is not a one student to one computer environment. Two Chromebooks would allow us to have three people on technology at once. We hope to do this until all of our students have complete access to the internet.

I hope to advocate through DonorsChoose.org to have increased access to online resources.

We used the internet to explore the news and have classroom discussions. We access the internet for IXL, Khan Academy, Ted talks, online books, Google classroom, the whole Google platform, and promoting increased practice of all standards across the academic spectrum. Regular schools have the tools and our 100% Special Education population needs more tools to achieve. Here we have a teacher and a room full of students that want to learn. Thank you for taking the time to read about our and and our project to graduate all students.

Ms. Smith
Grades 9-12
  • Bayside Learning Community
  • Portland, ME
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 13 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dell - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 32GB eMMC Flash Memory - Black • Best Buy Education $251.09 2 $502.18

Materials cost

$502.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$564.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.67

Total project goal

$664.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$664.49

1 Donor

-$442.98

Donations toward project cost

-$376.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.44

match offer

-$221.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$188.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.23

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$0.00

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