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  • $951 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Paez-Vargas
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Gadgets are a Kid's Best Friend

My students need 3 tablets because our classroom has only one computer.

My Students

Do you remember what it was like the first time you used a computer ? Well technology is ruling our world and allowing our students to broaden their horizons and expand their knowledge by using technology in the classroom for projects, activities, and other educational apps.

I have the pleasure of teaching a group of 4th grade students who are in a low income neighborhood in South Florida.

My students are from a Hispanic culture where they do not have the luxury to have technology at home. So for some this is the only source of finding information and using technology to build their knowledge. Like any child, technology intrigues them and they learn better when it is used.

My Project

My students will benefit from using these tablets in our classroom because I'll be able to develop small group instruction and cooperative group learning.They can use reading apps that strengthen reading benchmarks. In addition, they can expand their knowledge in any area that may be presented in the classroom. I want my students to be exquisite and I can do this with your help. Technology rules our world and by having them in our classroom our students will excel.

Some students come from another country and have never experienced any hands on technology.

These tablets will give the students another way to learn and this can have a huge impact on their lives for years to come.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) WiFi - tablet - Android 4.0 - 8 GB - 7' - titanium silver • Best Buy $249.99 3 $749.97

Materials cost

$749.97

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$808.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$142.63

Total project goal

$950.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$950.85

4 Donors

-$950.85

Donations toward project cost

-$808.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$142.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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