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  • $8,349 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Dierenga
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Computers for Class

My students need an iPad, 14 Lenovo tablets and a file cabinet.

My Students

Our school has 3 computer labs that must be shared by 1600 students. It is hard to get in to these labs because we must take turns. Computers for our class and a class ipad will allow us to do research, take pictures of our projects, collect, upload and process data in a modern and engaging way.

My school has over 60% free and reduced lunch students.

This means they are from low income families. Many of the students in my school are English language learners. Many of these students only have access to computers and to the Internet at school. Because our school is so poverty stricken we do not have many computers available for students to use regularly and we have no access to tablets of any kind. Their poverty status and lack of access to computers and modern technology makes it much harder for them to compete on the academic playing field.

My Project

The 14 computers I have chosen are being donated by Google and I am so thankful. These students will now have a chance to do research, write essays, crunch data etc... right in my classroom. We will be able to use these computers in class on a daily basis instead of waiting until it is our turn to use one of the highly coveted computer labs. The class iPad will be used to record projects through visual means (photos, video etc), and to record and input data on the fly. Some of our projects take place around campus in our class garden and in the school greenhouse. An iPad is far easier to carry than a laptop and will allow for pictures to be recorded. We will also use the iPad to study through various apps that are available. The locking metal file cabinet is to store these items safely.

I am so pleased that DONORSCHOOSE and GOOGLE have gotten together to supply this grant to these students.

Their continued use of this technology will level the playing field for these underprivileged students. THANK YOU!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular - 4th generation - tablet - iOS 6.1 - 128 GB - 9.7' - 3G, 4G - Verizon • Best Buy for Business $929.99 1 $929.99
Lenovo - IdeaPad Netbook Tablet / Intel® Atom™ Processor / 10.1'Display / 1GB Memory / 250GB Hard Drive - Black • Best Buy for Business $378.28 14 $5,295.92
MBI 2-Drawer Lateral File Cabinet 26-5/8Hx30Wx18"D, Black • Quill.com $224.99 1 $224.99

Materials cost

$6,450.90

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$506.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$96.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$7,096.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$1,252.25

Total project goal

$8,348.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$8,348.31

1 Donor

-$7,096.06

Donations toward project cost

-$7,096.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1,252.25

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$0.00

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This project will reach 200 students.

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