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Ms. Pacanowski from Apopka FL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Computer: Coding + STEM = Growth!

My students need a computer for our classroom to develop our coding and STEM skills.

  • $553 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a group of highly motivated and diverse learners at a Title I school. My class is an enrichment classroom with accelerated learning opportunities for my 18 high-performing scholars. These students are talented readers and enjoy challenging and above grade-level work. This year, these students will be learning grade standards but will have many opportunities to interact with text and tasks that extend beyond grade-level requirements.

When I raise the bar, my students always rise to the occasion.

My Project

The objective for this project is to acquire a reliable laptop for our classroom. I have anywhere from 18-24 students in my room at any given time, but my classroom is only equipped with 3 student computers provided by the school. Due to the abundant generosity of previous DonorsChoose campaigns, I have been able to acquire two additional laptops, but 5 computers is still quite a ways from my goal of providing fair and equal access to all learners.

With this new computer, students can practice coding, writing, reading, and math, and research any topic that sparks their interest.

My school community is incredibly diverse. Some students have very enriched home lives with access to technology, while others do not have any access at home. The classroom is the best place for me to try and level the playing field, and provide all of my learners with the opportunity to learn 21st century skills.

Additionally, 2/3 of my students are girls, and it is very important for me to fuel their curiosity to help increase female participation in STEM initiatives.

Your donations are the only way we can get these resources, so I truly appreciate any support you can provide to this project.

Ms. Pacanowski
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 15.6" High Performance Touchscreen Laptop PC Intel i3-7100u Dual-Core Processor 8GB Memory 1TB HDD DVD+RW HDMI Webcam WIFI Bluetooth Windows 10-Black • Amazon Business $433.00 1 $433.00

Materials cost

$433.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$469.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.85

Total project goal

$552.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$552.35

6 Donors

-$306.35

Donations toward project cost

-$272.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.60

match offer

-$231.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$196.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.53

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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