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Mrs. Gandera from Los Angeles CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students to Feel in Charge of the Environment

Help me give my students one laptop to complete an environmental project I am offering to them.

  • $1,468 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students belong to a low-income/high poverty school district. Most of my students come from a very ethnically diverse community. We have students from Israel, the ex-Soviet Union countries that many Americans have never heard of, e.g., Georgia, Uzbekistan, Belorussia and more. In addition, we serve students from all over Asia, Africa, Central and South America and Mexico. There are thirteen spoken languages and our students come from sixteen foreign countries. Many of them live far away from our school but take long journeys to come, because they were made aware that we offer unique project-based instructions with New Generation Science Standards. We are a Title I school and most of our students receive free lunches. However, despite the challenging conditions many of them face, they show good attendance and are eager to learn. Some of my students have severe physical, learning and emotional disabilities. A couple of them go through chemotherapy, surviving cancer. Despite the conditions our students live in, they show great attendance and are eager to learn.

My Project

My students will have an opportunity to identify local environmental issues in the area of their school, neighborhood and community. They will investigate ways to address the issue, and develop and take action to minimize the environmental issues using a computer I am requesting. My students desperately need one computer to search the environmental issues, such as level of CO2. Using the computer, my students will research, examine and analyze trends in CO2 levels, and how it is transferred to the atmosphere and biosphere. They will identify ways to reduce the amount of CO2. Then, the students will plan activities to focus on contacting companies that are partially responsible for the issue.

My students need to be aware of and study environmental issues because their generation is the one that will be impacted the most.

Another group of students will use the computer to research if renewable energy can be used to provide sustainable transportation in the overpopulated city. Using a computer, students research the environmental issue and will create infographic and share with Metro's Social Media Team, asking them to post the infographic to spread awareness on sustainable transportation.

My students, thanks to DonorsChoose, will have a computer that will help them offer resolutions for environmental issues caused by the human impact.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - MacBook Air 13.3'Laptop with Touch ID - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Gold • Best Buy Education $1,099.99 1 $1,099.99

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