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Mr. Nelson from Forest Lake MN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chromebooks to Power Character + College + Career Potential

My students need a set of Chromebooks to discover, experience, and document their journeys in becoming college & career ready, as part of a character development program!

  • $5,977 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day, we are focused on growth. Our goal is to graduate students who are confident and skilled scholars, fully prepared for the academic and personal challenges that lie ahead. To do so, we ask four simple, but powerful questions: Who am I? What do I want? How do I get it? Who will I become?

Our small charter school serves a unique mixture of rural and suburban families, 40% or more of whom receive Free-and-Reduced services.

Many of our 400 students (5-12) have the chance to be the first in their family to attend a post-secondary institution, but lack the technology resources and stable Internet access at home to get the most out of their learning experiences. As they continue developing their skills of leadership, self-awareness, community activism, and worldview, they are consistently documenting and reflecting on their unique experiences through Google Drive and Pathbrite, a résumé and portfolio program for education. The evidence we have seen so far is truly remarkable. Our students are embracing their role as stakeholders in their own education and are realizing that their EMOTIONAL intelligence is just as important as their ACADEMIC intelligence, which enables their potential to explode!

My Project

The set of Chromebooks we are requesting is an essential component of achieving our goal to prepare students for college and career in the 21st Century. The online documentation process for our unique character development component produces relevant evidence of their learning. The digital artifacts they create are not only a central element of the grade they earn, but can also be shown later to admission counselors and prospective employers as a 4-year capstone project. But this technology won't just enhance the learning that our students will be doing; it is in itself a crucial learning experience. Without it, our students will not get the targeted exposure to the digital tools that are becoming a central component of the academic and professional environments that they will create. As we work with organizations like Top 20 Training, Pathbrite, Academic Innovations, Overgrad, and BestPrep, students will see that we grow the more we connect and learn.

Your donation to our cause will immediately make a difference in the educational experience of many students that need the most subtle nudge to unlock their potential.

We serve students "in the middle" like no one else can through targeted services, unique learning opportunities, and extremely passionate teachers, making a real and tangible difference in public education on a daily basis. Technology competencies will allow them to grow from participants to LEADERS in our 21st Century society!

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46 donors46 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Acer - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 2GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Moonstone White • Best Buy Education $199.00 25 $4,975.00

Materials cost

$4,975.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$74.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$5,079.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$896.40

Total project goal

$5,976.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$5,976.02

42 Donors

-$4,334.55

Donations toward project cost

-$3,770.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$563.93

match offer

-$1,540.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,309.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$231.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$101.47

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$0.00

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