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Mrs. D. from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

In dire need of a working computer

The cost of the classroom computer with monitor and printer is $929, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $929 goal

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Thank you for looking at my proposal! I am a third grade teacher in Chicago. The school I work in is comprised largely of low-income families (98% of the students receive free lunch). Up until October our classroom had a (one) working computer. As an educator, I believe that technology is extremely important in the learning process. With a computer, all of my students were able to learn about computer technology that would eventually give them the necessary knowledge to become productive citizens. When our classroom had a working computer, the students were able to play educational games during a learning center time, write stories on the word-processing program, and use an electronic encyclopedia to perform research. I also used the computer to present lessons using United Streaming (a collection of video clips available on line). I would download these clips, depending on the subject being taught, and have the students view the video. Since the computer is no longer available, I'm unable to give my students these learning experiences. My children would be beside themselves if they were to walk into our classroom and see a working computer. The children enjoy the various projects I am able to give them when we have a computer. Therefore, I am asking for a new computer for my classroom.

Mrs. D.
Grades 3-5
  • Altgeld Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
eMachine 330 Desktop with 17 inch flat screen CRT monitor & Inkjet Printer • Best Buy $659.97 1 $659.97

Materials cost

$659.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$761.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$167.18

Total project goal

$928.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$928.76

1 Donor

-$875.82

Donations toward project cost

-$762.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$113.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$53.45

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$0.00

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