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Mr. Caro from Apopka FL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Keeping Everything in One place

I need an external hard drive to keep track and consolidate all my teaching files, to and from work most efficiently.

  • $167 goal

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My Students

My fifth-grade students are amazing students with unlimited potential, but they lack materials in the classroom to fully explore their ideas. The students come from low-income homes where for some the only educational items they come in contact with is at school. Our entire school receives free breakfast, lunch, and dinner due to need. My students have a genuine love for learning. They love to come in early and stay late to help in the room and learn independently. I want to be able to nurture that love before it is lost. My classroom is an inclusion classroom. I often get students with disabilities, since I am disabled as well. I work with them and show them that their disability does not stop them from succeeding.

My Project

I am in need of an external hard drive to keep track and keep all of my important lesson plans, ideas, assignments, and data in one safe place when traveling home, to school, or to training's.

Currently I use multiple flash drives and it can be hard to keep track of all of them, the external hard drive will keep everything organized and in one place.

The external hard drive will also help clean up local store issues at home and at school. I would be able to safely backup all my files from my school computer which has a limited storage capacity and not be worried about the district doing a large data dump or clean when new software is installed, which has happened in the past.

The external hard drive will also allow me to share information between myself and my other teachers much more easily as well as backup student produced work for safe keeping.

Mr. Caro
Grades 3-5
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
SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable External SSD - Up to 550MB/s - USB-C, USB 3.1 - SDSSDE60-500G-G25 • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
WELLGAIN Portable Shockproof Case Compatible for Sandisk 500GB/250GB/1TB/2TB Extreme Portable SSD - SDSSDE60-500G-G25 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics USB Type-C to USB-A Male 3.1 Gen2 Adapter Charger Cable - 3 Feet (0.9 Meters) - Black • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

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