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Mr. Betesh from Danbury CT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Digitize the Ancient World

Help me give my students a Chromebook to move closer to a 1:1 digital classroom!

  • $302 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an urban public school with almost 1,000 students. The students in our school come from very diverse backgrounds and cultures. There are over 15 different languages spoken in the homes of our students, including Spanish, Portuguese, Khmer, and Vietnamese. Over 60% of our students’ homes do not speak English as their primary language and 25% of our student population receives ESL services.

Our middle school is classified as a Title I school and over 80% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

Our school is part of the District Reference Group "H," which is the second-lowest socioeconomic level a school can be placed in. Despite these economic barriers, our students strive for academic achievement. Our school community promotes our unique diversity and encourages students to reach their maximum learning potential.

My Project

In our Social Studies class, we study ancient civilizations using both primary and secondary sources. Students participate in historical investigations which require them to analyze historical evidence to support an argumentative position. Students will use this Chromebook to find and analyze primary/secondary sources on the Internet and will also be able to access information that I post on our Google Classroom.

This Google Chromebook will give students an opportunity to investigate historical topics using technology.

Our classroom will become more efficient, collaborative, and technological with the addition of this Chromebook. This Chromebook will be used daily by my students and will become a vital resource in our classroom. Students really enjoy using technology in the classroom and a new Chromebook will help to keep my students engaged in historical topics.

Mr. Betesh
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Acer Chromebook - 11.6' 4GB - 32GB - Granite Gray & Google Chrome Education License • Best Buy Education $223.00 1 $223.00

Materials cost

$223.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$256.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.24

Total project goal

$301.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$301.58

3 Donors

-$202.00

Donations toward project cost

-$171.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.30

match offer

-$99.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.94

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$0.00

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