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Ms. Simpson from Brooklyn NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Educating Diverse Minds through Digital Access

Help me give my students 21st-century skills with access to needed technology in the classroom.

  • $1,469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach students on the Autism spectrum in an 8:1:1 setting. All my students have a unique way of learning. My students strive on hands-on learning and are always enthusiastic learners especially when given materials that pique their personal interests.

My students' academic, social and emotional diversity makes them a unique and interesting group to work with never a dull moment.

As digital natives and 21st-century learners, my students are adept in the use of technology and crave the use of technology in the classroom. I do believe that I am one of the luckiest teachers to have been given an opportunity to share, build and strengthen a classroom community with such a diverse group of learners.

My Project

The students I teach require materials which are tailored for their specific academic levels. Differentiated instruction and modification of worksheets and other materials play an integral role in helping my students to access the subject content.

With the use of the laptops, students will be able to use technology to improve their reading and mathematical skills, demonstrate their creativity and expand their knowledge base towards becoming global learners.

With the addition of this laptop, to the classroom, students will have access to appropriate texts, skills practice, online assessment, and other content materials for all subjects.

The materials will be used to give students access to tools that will improve their experiences as independent learners. For example, various Web 2.0 tools will be accessed and used to assist students' reading skills, writing capabilities, and problem-solving abilities. The materials will also be used to promote collaborative learning through group projects. Additionally, the materials will greatly enhance the collection of data in the classroom for individual students in a more efficient and timely manner.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - MacBook Air - 13.3'Retina Display - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage (Latest Model) - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $1,199.99 1 $1,199.99

Materials cost

$1,199.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,247.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$220.23

Total project goal

$1,468.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,468.22

3 Donors

-$1,003.00

Donations toward project cost

-$852.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$150.45

match offer

-$465.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$395.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.78

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$0.00

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