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Mr. Cataldo from New York NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Bring Technology to a Special Ed Math Classroom!

My students need one classroom LCD projector.

  • $911 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach 7th and 8th grade Mathematics to 40 amazing special education students in a high-need, minority, urban district of New York.

Before winter vacation this year our Math department had a terrific idea for our "Holiday Packet" work: students would complete the vacation work online and email their teachers the results. When we returned from vacation, most of my students had not sent me anything, including many of my most diligent and responsible kids. Why? My students do not have the access and/or computer literacy to navigate their way to a website and send me an email. Some of my students don't even know how to type. This lack of an ability to navigate a computer is a scary thought for disadvantaged, special ed. 13-16 year olds who already have enough standing in the way of productive and prosperous adult lives.

My students need technology to be built into their lessons both in order to develop basic computer literacy and to enhance their learning. Math is a great subject for technology integration, as there are a bevy of programs and tools for using computers to teach a middle school Math lesson. Most of these programs require that there is a screen which all students can see for modeling and direction. My school is fortunate to have a few carts of traveling laptops which my students will have access to. LCD projectors are limited. Having one in the class full time will help aid lessons for those days when we use computers and even those when we don't, because of their ability to display images and interactive content from downloads and the internet. My students, like most, are visual learners and a projector will aid the visual demonstrations that drive home important concepts.

In today's environment we cannot allow students to go into high school, the job market, and beyond without computer and technology skills. By providing my classroom with this projector you will enable me to bring interactive, technology-centered lessons to my classroom on a frequent basis for my deserving and talented students.

Mr. Cataldo
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson PowerLite 78 Multimedia Projector • CDW Inc. $648.99 1 $648.99

Materials cost

$648.99

Vendor shipping charges

$64.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$747.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$163.98

Total project goal

$910.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$910.98

1 Donor

-$98.32

Donations toward project cost

-$83.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.75

match offer

-$780.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$640.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$140.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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