You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mrs. Takacs from Houston TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Struggling Readers Build Skills & Move to 21st Century

My students need technology equipment, such as mice for laptops, an iPad, and a printer to help them connect their reading skills to real world projects and applications.

  • $979 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you know what it is like to feel like you are clueless while everyone around you seems to be an expert? My students have yet to discover how much the world around them is being integrated with the constantly advancing technology world.

My students are motivated, good hearted and excited learners.

They are in a constant battle to overcome the academic and financial restraints of their families to secure a better future for themselves. Regardless of their disadvantages they show up to school each day ready to learn and eager to try a new adventure in our academic environment. They plaster a smile on their face even though they do without things that most others take for granted like electricity, parents to help with homework, and clothes to keep them warm.

My Project

The world of reading and writing is constantly changing with the ever evolving world of technology. With access to the latest technological advancements students will be able to have access to the way they will actually be expected to perform in the college arena and the career world. Tablets allow us to mirror the expectations of the future with apps that allow us to do video sharing, live talk with experts, creating stories in faster, easier and new ways for students that don't require a pencil and paper, live readers for struggling students, and one-on-one targeted help for students who need help but have to wait for the teacher who is helping others. Please, help my students get an iPad, mice for laptops and a a printer to assist us in creating real world projects that motivate them to grow their reading skills.

These students need help acquiring the skills for an ever changing world, so that they are better prepared to be self learners who are able to make a positive impact on our community once they graduate from high school.

Your donation will better prepare them for a career oriented world. Your donation could give our class the boost we need to have a fully interactive classroom of the future.

Mrs. Takacs
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Takacs is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® 2 Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 5 - 16 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $399.99 1 $399.99
Microsoft - Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 - Cyan Blue • Best Buy for Business $14.84 10 $148.40
Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4020 - printer - color - ink-jet • Best Buy for Business $119.99 1 $119.99
TRENDnet TEW MFP1 - print server • Best Buy for Business $64.36 1 $64.36
Incase - Book Jacket Select Case for Apple®iPad®(3rd Generation) - Cranberry/Gray • Best Buy for Business $31.10 1 $31.10
Digipower - USB Travel Charger • Best Buy for Business $14.16 1 $14.16

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Houston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1243855],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1056659,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Takacs","authorIds":{"1243855":{"owner":"Mrs. Takacs","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1056659],"proposalHash":"746217582","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":266551,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTk1MDMzNA==","MTkyMzIyNQ=="],"teacherId":1243855,"schoolCounty":"Harris","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}