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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
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.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Hurley from Kalamazoo MI is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chromebooks to Bridge Skill Gaps

Help me give my students Chromebooks to practice project-based learning and enhance our writing skills.

  • $872 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a juvenile detention center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A vast majority of my students come from high-poverty and racially diverse backgrounds. I teach Special Education and my students mainly identify as having Emotional Impairments, Learning Disabilities, or Other Health Impairments. The average stay is about 3 weeks, but some of my students are with us for over 12 months at a time.

When they receive structure from our staff, they build relationships and really strive to be the best possible versions of themselves.

They are inquisitive, thoughtful, empathetic kids whose love of learning is sparked when their basic needs are met. We have had one project funded so far, and it was very encouraging for my students to see there are people who believe in their potential. The resilience my students have built in the face of adversity is amazing, and with the right tools they thrive.

My Project

Due to my student’s transient nature, it is very difficult for them to work on building skills in a traditional classroom setting or to have a class of students working on the same content. This is due to the fact that all my students may be in different grades or skill levels. These Chromebooks will allow me to utilize programs to differentiate instruction so each student is learning at his or her own unique pace and level.

My students have really enjoyed conducting research and practicing writing skills that these Chromebooks would ensure they could have access to.

This has struck a love and interest in learning that some of my students haven’t typically had. Because many of my students have missed large amounts of school, these tools will help them to catch up on essential skill gaps. My students will be practicing writing and journalism skills to ensure that they can communicate different ideas in writing across many different subjects and purposes.

Ms. Hurley
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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 Ms. Hurley is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Chromebook 3 XE501C13-K01US, Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3060, 11.6" HD, 2GB DDR3, 16GB eMMC, Night Charcoal • Amazon Business $165.00 4 $660.00
Classroom Stereo Budget Headphones with Leatherette Earpads Volume Control - 10 Pack • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99

Materials cost

$699.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$740.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.67

Total project goal

$871.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$871.16

7 Donors

-$780.00

Donations toward project cost

-$673.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$106.20

match offer

-$78.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$66.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.77

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Kalamazoo","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6203436],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3966071,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/chromebooks-to-bridge-skill-gaps/3966071/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":200,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Hurley","authorIds":{"6203436":{"owner":"Ms. Hurley","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3966071],"proposalHash":"1780566640","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp6203436_orig.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1550851067331","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21342351,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjI4NTU4OA==","NDI2NzgyMA==","NDczMjMzNw==","MjM2MzY=","NjI1NTU2OQ==","NjI4OTU3OQ==","NjI5MDE5OA==","NjE4NTM2MQ=="],"teacherId":6203436,"schoolCounty":"Kalamazoo","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MI","name":"Michigan"}}