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

Close the Digital Divide!

Help me give my students the distance learning experience they deserve! I require much better tech tools in order to record and create videos for them!

  • $2,743 goal

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My Students

In deep East Oakland live the most brilliant, powerful, and beautiful students, and I have the honor of teaching them. They are fierce warriors who believe in racial justice and know how much they contribute to the world. They are filled with such love and a desire to explore and understand the world around them.

This year I will be teaching my amazing 8th babies virtually, and they will rise to the challenge of learning US History with a critical eye.

Unfortunately, most of our students do not have access to internet, let alone tech and devices that allow them to access online platforms. I also have an ancient laptop from the district that does not support many sites. I am asking for a laptop in order to have the ability to record and edit videos so that students can view lessons through their phones.

My Project

My students in East Oakland are ready to learn virtually! Getting a laptop would allow me to record and edit videos that they can more easily access through their phones. Apple has the software that allows me to add closed captions and differentiation tools to support my newcomer students and struggling readers. My experience in the spring showed me how important it is for them to have multiple points of access and modalities to learn independently. Unfortunately, most of our students do not have access to internet, let alone tech and devices that allow them to access online platforms. I also have an ancient laptop from the district that does not support many sites. I am asking for a new laptop in order to have the ability to record and edit videos so that students can view lessons through their phones.

Ms. Rodriguez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - MacBook Pro - 13'Display with Touch Bar - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD (Latest Model) - Silver • Best Buy Education $1,999.99 1 $1,999.99
Apple - Magic Mouse 2 - Silver • Best Buy Education $79.99 1 $79.99

Materials cost

$2,079.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$190.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$31.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,331.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$411.44

Total project goal

$2,742.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,742.94

23 Donors

-$2,288.98

Donations toward project cost

-$1,968.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$320.84

match offer

-$427.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$363.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.48

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$0.00

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