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Ms. Rajanen from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cool Classroom Computers!

My students need a laptop.

  • $772 goal

This project expired on April 22, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Computers are essential to learning in classrooms of today. Unfortunately, my students do not have regular access to technology. Our classroom, as of now, has one low-functioning computer. The addition of a laptop computer to our classroom would enhance learning to levels we cannot even imagine!

The children of our class are truly remarkable.

They are 6th-8th grade Special Education students who are Bilingual in Spanish and English. Our school is situated in a low income, urban neighborhood that is part of a very large public school system. While this initial description may seem bleak to the average observer, the students of our room are anything but bleak. My students come to school every day, eager to learn and ready to face the, at times, seemingly impossible wall of barriers that is set before them. The tendency for many is to see deficiencies in students like mine, but I am continually amazed by how much my students are able to do. In our room, we support one another as we strive for greatness. I value individualized and differentiated instruction, a sense of community, and positive support in my classroom and I believe that when this atmosphere is present, success is the natural result.

My Project

Our request is for a laptop computer. At this point, there is only one computer in my classroom and it is very low functioning. The potential benefits of a laptop computer in our room are immeasurable. Learning would truly be enhanced in all subject areas. In reading, students could work on fluency, word-attack and many other word and comprehension skills. In math, students would be able to practice basic computations as well as apply complex formulas and operations. Additionally, students would be able to regularly access the internet in appropriate and educational capacities. Learning in multiple modalities is important for all students, but it is essential for students with special needs. A laptop computer would open up worlds of possibility in learning and discovery for the students of our classroom.

Upon entering our room, students, parents and guests are greeted by a quote by Arthur Ashe.

The quote reads, “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” This quote is not only on display in my classroom, it is the essence of what we do every single day. The middle part of the quote is where we are asking for help. We will start where we are, and we will do everything we can, but if donors can help us by increasing what we have, imagine what we can achieve!

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

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18 donors18 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP Pavilion Laptop / AMD Turion™ II Processor / 14.5' Display / 4GB Memory - Midnight Blue • Best Buy $599.99 1 $599.99

Materials cost

$599.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$655.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.76

Total project goal

$771.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$771.75

17 Donors

-$570.00

Donations toward project cost

-$485.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.75

match offer

-$200.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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