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Ms. H. from Paterson NJ is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Good Morning, Students

My students need a Macbook Pro to create school announcements, and tell their story in the digital age.

  • $2,121 goal

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My Students

My athletes are in a kindergarten through eighth-grade school located in an urban district. Our school serves 100% free breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is served in the classroom, and students do not switch classrooms much at the younger grades. Most of my students are from Spanish-speaking households.

My students need to be active and moving while learning.

Their learning with technology should be hands-on. Instead of wondering what they could do, it would be great for my students to have the materials to be "can do" people.

My Project

"Video killed the radio star", or so the song goes. Announcements are hard to hear over the PA system in the school. Students do not want to focus on the voice in the sky (or ceiling as it may be). Students want to see people on the screen, even better if it is people that they know, telling them what is going on. My students love watching videos online, with people telling them about games or toys they already know about. For some reason, this really attracts them. I would like to do morning announcements on air (pre-recorded) with the MacBook and then upload them for the students viewing pleasure. I would like the students to work on pre-programmed sections that don't change from day to day, such as the flag salute. This will take some time for students to learn how to tell their story in a creative way using the Mac.

Before we get to announcements I think it would be useful for students to read stories on camera and have them as links for the younger students.

The younger students can access them and read along with a bigger student. This will help build confidence in the younger students reading and the bigger student's "camera" presence for telling stories. The adapters will help directly plug in the computer to the projector. The case and keyboard cover will help from student wear and tear.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple 13" MacBook Pro, Retina Display, 2.3GHz Intel i5 Dual Core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Silver (Newest Version) • Amazon Business $1,699.00 1 $1,699.00
USB C Adapter Tuwejia TYPE C To HDMI 4K+USB 3.0+USB-C Converter Cable Charging Port Adapter Cable with Large Projection for MacBook/Chromebook Pixel/Sumsang S8/Dell XPS13/Yoga 900/Lumia 950Xl • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
iCasso Macbook New Pro 13 Case 2016&2017 Hard Shell Protective Cover For Newest Macbook Pro 13"Retina Model A1706/A1708 with/without Touch Bar and Touch ID with Keyboard Cover (Four Season tree) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
USB-C to HDMI 4K, CableCreation Type C to HDMI Adapter, Thunderbolt 3 Compatible, Male to Female, for MacBook Pro/MacBook/iMac 2017/Chromebook Pixel/Yoga 920/XPS 13/Samsung S8/HUAWEI Mate 10, Black • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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