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  • $401 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Van Gilder
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Help Kids Click!

My students need computer mice and headphones to facilitate and improve their use of class laptops. I will use the reference book to plan for brief typing instruction.

My Students

My students are always eager to pull out our class laptops and log in to Compass Learning, PBSKids, or Accelerated Reader. But many (crucial!) laptop keys are missing, so computers can be a hindrance rather than help.

This is a wonderful class of 3rd graders-going-on-8th graders.

My students thrive when given classroom responsibilities, meaningful and engaging tasks, not to mention the full-time attention of their teachers and peers! We are working on personal responsibility, respect for others, and are practicing increased time working independently. We are very proud of our school's progress -- four years ago, it was the worst in the state of Louisiana -- and are a vital part of that ongoing effort for academic achievement.

My Project

In English/Language Arts, we devote part of class time to activities on the computer; students are challenged by Accelerated Reader quizzes after they finish books, are enthralled by self-guided Compass Learning lessons teachers create, and can play on PBSKids as a reward. Headphones for each laptop would cut down on the interruptions and distractions a class of nearly 30 inevitably produces. Having a mouse for each laptop will increase the speed and accuracy with which students navigate computer programs -- laptop tracking pads are tricky for 8-year-olds! I plan to use the typing reference book to integrate mini-lessons about typing skills into our existing computer time. There's always more to learn for my students!

The greatest resource isn't much good without great tools to access it.

Using laptops in class will be so much more effective for my students if each is equipped with headphones, a mouse, and a teacher ready to teach them the tricks of typing. We thank you in advance for your support!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse mouse • Best Buy for Business $12.39 10 $123.90
Multimedia Headphones • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 10 $118.60
Type To Learn 4 Agents of Information Keyboarding Activity Book referenc • CDW-G $25.57 1 $25.57

Materials cost

$268.07

Vendor shipping charges

$14.56

State sales tax

$23.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$340.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.02

Total project goal

$400.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$400.13

2 Donors

-$190.07

Donations toward project cost

-$161.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.51

Matching donations from our partners

-$210.06

Match offers toward project cost

-$178.55

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.51

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 55 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by LA Sprout Fund and 3 other donors.

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