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Mrs. Keely from East Brunswick NJ is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empower Students, Engage Families

Help me give my students a chromebook so they may document their learning and share it with their family.

  • $333 goal

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My Students

I have 20 students in my third grade class. Our class contains students with varying abilities, including students in Basic Skills, students with IEPs, English language learners, and students who perform above grade-level expectations. They are diverse in family backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, socioeconomic statuses, and many other factors.

"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents." - Jane D Hull.

This school year I started implementing methods for stronger parent-teacher communication. The one I use the most is Seesaw Learning Journal, through which students can complete activities, post pictures, or take videos to show their learning throughout the year.

My Project

My goal is to provide my class with technology to empower them to create their own learning journals and portfolios. With the use of the HP Chromebook, my students will be able to take pictures of their work, voice-over their writing pieces, and take videos of all the skills from reading to math to science. My students will have the opportunity to showcase their work will give a sense of pride in their efforts and accomplishments.

In addition to the benefits for the students, this will help bridge the gap between home and school communication.

When parents look at the homework coming home, they are seeing academic terms that were not used back when we were in school: function machines, KLEWS, inferencing, etc. How can they be expected to support their child in acquiring these skills if they do not know what they are? I have been able to use a chromebook to post screen casts, videos of mini lessons, pictures with labels, and general notes to help explain step by step what we are learning and, most importantly, how we are learning it. With this Chromebook for the students, I will be able to put the power into their hands. They will be able to use the device themselves to share what is going on in school with their families.

Mrs. Keely
Grades 3-5

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP Chromebook 11 Touchscreen, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC with Chrome OS • Amazon Business $248.95 1 $248.95

Materials cost

$248.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$282.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.88

Total project goal

$332.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$332.56

1 Donor

-$282.68

Donations toward project cost

-$282.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$49.88

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$0.00

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