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Mrs. Fochtman from Roseville MI is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Go Go Technology!

Help me give my students a Microsoft Surface Go, Microsoft Surface Pen stylus, and Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover.

  • $854 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and come from many different backgrounds. They use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate. Most students have very low language and academic skills when they first come to me due to lack of access to language in earlier years. This creates a long road ahead of us as we work to minimize those large gaps.

My students attend an urban school where one hundred percent of the students receive free breakfast and lunch.

The students come from many different backgrounds and face many different challenges in their day-to-day lives. There are many single income families, families that are homeless and families that are receiving assistance in one form or another.

This year, I have seven students: one first grader, two-second​ graders, three fourth graders and one in fifth grade. Most of my students' language and communication skills are very low. My challenge is to teach them their language, ASL, and academics at the same time. It is a tough challenge, and my students give me their best effort every day.

My Project

I am requesting a Microsoft Surface Go to help improve my students technology skills.

There are so many features the Surface Go has that will help enhance my teaching and my students' learning.

One of the features is that you can highlight any text and it will narrate the selection for me to easily interpret it to my students. I can see giving my students a story comprehension lessons/assignments this way and be able to file it away right on the device. I will be able to create portfolios for each of my students and be able to show parents what we are working on during conferences.

Another feature is the ability to use the stylus. The students can be working on a writing assignment and I can help them edit their paper right there using the stylus to mark up their paper.

The Surface Go will allow me to do lessons from all over my room. By connecting it to my projector I can stand anywhere in my room or pass it to the students to show their work whether it be math problems, science, L.A. or any academic lesson. What a great teaching tool!

We recently got a project funded for a green screen and I can see us using the Surface Go to video our projects and editing it them right on the device! And, having it on a portable device, allows me to be able to bring it home to work on it after hours.

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Mrs. Fochtman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 7 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Microsoft Surface Go 10 Pentium Gold 4415Y 8GB RAM 128GB SSD EDU Silver • CDW-G $509.08 1 $509.08
Microsoft Surface Pen stylus Bluetooth 4 0 platinum • CDW-G $87.88 1 $87.88
Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover EDU Black • CDW-G $87.88 1 $87.88

Materials cost

$684.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$725.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.96

Total project goal

$853.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$853.07

4 Donors

-$427.00

Donations toward project cost

-$362.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.05

match offer

-$426.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$362.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.91

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$0.00

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