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Ms. Gurka from Van Nuys CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chromeward Bound

My students need classroom Chromebooks to access the most recent information on grade-level topics, practice, and enhance their typing, research, reading, and writing abilities, and elevate their skills and critical thinking in a 21st century classroom.

  • $1,910 goal

This project expired on August 9, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As I enter the final semester of my second year of teaching and reflect upon the previous year's experiences, I find myself very happy and humbled to be educating and nurturing the students I do. My little classroom family and I are grateful to be in each others' lives, but I can only teach them so much with the tools that I have. The children I work with live in a high poverty/low-income neighborhood. They attend a Title I school where virtually 100% of the student body qualifies for free breakfast and lunch. Unfortunately, outside of the classroom, most students don't have access to technology, educational experiences, or reading materials that reflect their culture, language, or background.

My students, despite their socioeconomic backgrounds, are eager to come to school and learn, and I believe that situations outside of their control should not hinder their access to a quality education, newer books, technology, or take away from positive, engaging experiences in a 21st century classroom that they deserve.

My Project

Restricted by the limited technology at our school, I often show students information and videos from academic websites through my personal cellphone or our classroom laptop. 24 bodies hovered around one computer screen is not ideal. The school's iPads are shared between hundreds of students on an inconsistent rotation and show signs of wear and tear. I would love to provide my students with regular access to computers to familiarize them with typing, researching, reading, and learning on new digital platforms and formats. I plan to use the Chromebooks by implementing 21st century programs and applications, such as Google Classroom, to carefully monitor student progress and achievement.

By having our own small classroom set of Chromebooks to share, my students can consistently access and effectively engage with the materials and content for fourth grade learning on an entirely different level.

We don't have many resources at our school, but my students absolutely deserve the best and would be truly grateful for this gift and opportunity to improve their learning.

Ms. Gurka
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Chromebook 3, 11.6", 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, Chromebook (XE500C13-K04US) • Amazon Business $189.99 6 $1,139.94
Asurion B2B 2 Year Laptop Accident Protection Plan ($175 - $199.99) • Amazon Business $49.99 6 $299.94

Materials cost

$1,439.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$131.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,623.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$286.45

Total project goal

$1,909.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,909.68

9 Donors

-$938.08

Donations toward project cost

-$825.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.21

match offer

-$938.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$797.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$140.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.53

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$0.00

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