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Ms. Massimo from Staten Island NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help us Become Pros

Help me give my students a brand new Microsoft Surface Pro laptop computer

  • $926 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a second-grade​ teacher in a high poverty elementary school. Our school specializes in providing a well-rounded education to students who face emotional and behavioral challenges. I have 70 amazing 7 and 8 year olds. They are a very diverse group of students in both socioeconomic status and learning abilities. Many of the students in our school come from poverty, broken homes, single parent families, and some endure more extreme emotional baggage in a day than I could ever imagine in a lifetime. When my students walk through my door they know they are safe, loved and cared for. Because of that, my kids work hard for me to become successful leaders.

My Project

Every student learns differently. In our classroom, we have many different learning styles and personalities. My students work hard every day towards achieving the same academic goals as their general education peers. The disabilities of the students in my class include speech and language impairments, social and emotional impairments, and learning disabilities. Having iPads to use in the classroom is already so great, and we are blessed to be able to learn code and STEM with what we already have.

Having a Microsoft Surface Pro would expose kids to a different platform of technology, it would help us complete STEM-related projects, and would add diversity to our classroom technology.

Students would be able to play math games, investigate science activities and watch important videos about all the new common core curriculum.

When my students rotate into different learning groups I need them to work independently. A Microsoft Surface Pro station would be a great way for students to work together and to solve problems. In order to succeed into today's high information world, it is very important to have diverse and well rounded background with computers. Using a Microsoft Surface Pro for STEM related projects helps the students succeed as they move forward in life.

Ms. Massimo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Microsoft - Surface Pro - 12.3'Touch Screen - Intel Core M3 - 4GB Memory - 128GB SSD - With Keyboard - Platinum • Best Buy Education $745.25 1 $745.25

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