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Mrs. Verdecchia from Lake Worth FL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High Tech ELA Portfolios

My students need a way to keep their files together, digitally! :)

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hello! My name is Ms. Calabrese and I am an 11th grade English teacher at a school in South Florida. This year I am teaching three different courses: AICE English Language (AS), ENG III Through ESOL and ENG III. Many of our students are second language learners, and/ or come from low income family situations, making school somewhat of a sanctuary for them.

I try my best to create a safe and comfortable environment that is fully conducive to learning.

My students are eager to succeed in all avenues in life and I am so proud to be a part of that process!

My Project

For as long as I can remember, teachers have been required to display student work portfolios. While they are an excellent idea, our students rarely use them, and they end up just taking up room and collecting dust. This system needs to be updated to make the portfolios more accessible for our students!

I plan to create High Tech Portfolios for my English classes by purchasing a Chromebook and compatible Desk Scanner.

This way my students will be able to access their digital portfolio from any computer-based device. I feel this will be an innovative way to refresh the way we use portfolios, and allow our students to reflect on their learning in a more meaningful way!

Mrs. Verdecchia
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VuPoint ST47 Magic Wand Wireless Portable Scanner with Wi-Fi + Auto-Feed Docking Station + 8GB MicroSD Card + Protective Carrying Case, JPEG/PDF, Color/Mono, 1.5 LCD, 1050 DPI, Document, Photo, Receipts (Black) • Amazon Business $153.99 1 $153.99
Samsung Electronics XE500C13-S03US Chromebook 3 2GB RAM 16GB SSD Laptop, 11.6", Black • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99

Materials cost

$303.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.74

Total project goal

$398.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$398.28

2 Donors

-$365.52

Donations toward project cost

-$310.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.83

match offer

-$32.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$27.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.91

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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