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Mrs. Tiernan from San Jose CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Computer Boost

My students need more classroom computers in order to do more effective research on their projects.

  • $1,070 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

They like to move, they love to draw and love being able to express themselves in their own way.

Many of them are being raised in low income households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Computer Boost will help my students to further expand their learning by being able to use technology to do further research on topics we are studying. Students will be able to use the devices during our Project Based Learning lessons as well as during Language Arts and English Language Development lessons.

These computers will allow my students to have at least one computer for every 3 students in the classroom at all times.

This project will improve their school lives by making learning more engaging as well as by making activities and lessons more memorable to them. Students will be able to use technology to save their work from fourth grade and be able to look back on it as they grow older.

Mrs. Tiernan
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 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) (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business $158.89 5 $794.45

Materials cost

$794.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$72.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$909.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$160.42

Total project goal

$1,069.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,069.48

14 Donors

-$575.99

Donations toward project cost

-$509.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.19

match offer

-$469.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$399.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.77

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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