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Mrs. Rittenhouse from Glendale AZ is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keyboards for Kids Part VI!

Help me give my students the tools they need to be successful in a digital world! Keyboard skills are just as vital as handwriting nowadays and with your help we can make sure our students are prepared!

  • $1,202 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I school in sunny Arizona. The majority of our students speak English as a second language, and 100% of our students qualify for free lunch. Many of them have experienced the difficulties and trauma that can come from living in poverty and struggle to focus on school as a result. That said, our students are some of the brightest, most creative kids you can imagine.

They are becoming quite the talented writers, but unfortunately, many of our students don't have access to computers and the internet at home.

As a result, they are not as tech savvy as they need to be to compete in the real world. They struggle with basic skills like typing, researching, collaborating and emailing on computers. This year, we were fortunate to qualify for the Verizon Innovative Learning grant. These devices have made a world of difference for our students, and allow them to continue their learning at home. With your help, we hope to purchase enough keyboards for each child in each class to help our students make the most of their new devices!

My Project

Our students often come to us several grade levels below where they need to be with little to no technology skills. This means that every research project, every essay, every assessment is an overwhelming amount of work for most of our kids. Without intervention, many of our students will never learn to type fluently and they will struggle through every job application, email, and task involving a computer. Learning how to type fluently as a middle school student means that they can focus their energies on actually learning content as they get older, instead of struggling to simply convey their thoughts. With your support, we can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of students!

Mrs. Rittenhouse
Grades 6-8
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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Anywhere Cart AC LIGHTKEY MFI Mfi wired lightning keyboard • CDW-G $41.47 22 $912.34

Materials cost

$912.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$65.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,021.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$180.22

Total project goal

$1,201.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,201.48

1 Donor

-$548.13

Donations toward project cost

-$548.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$556.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$473.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$96.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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