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  • $564 goal

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Mr. Alvarez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Knowledge Triumphs Over Bullying

My students need 5 copies of "Bullying in Schools" and a laptop computer to research various topics throughout the school year.

My Students

Having to navigate through a technological society without the knowledge to do so can be quite a challenge.

My students have limited experience with technology.

Most of them come from socioeconomically disadvantaged homes were a computer is a luxury. My challenge is to expose them to technology and build their knowledge base so that they can compete with their peers. My students are overwhelmingly Hispanic, many of which are learning English for the first time. Most come from under-privileged homes and have entered school without the necessary skills to excel early on. They are hard workers, and as such, have begun to close the gap with their more fortunate peers. They are sweet, kind, helpful, funny and eager to learn.

My Project

If we had a laptop computer, I could connect it to my LCD projector and project images, websites, videos, and any other available information that would bring lessons to life. My students will have a better understanding of the concepts they're learning when they can see the how and why things work. We would also use it to research different topics that we are learning about during each of our unit topics. As stated earlier, my students come from socioeconomically disadvantaged homes. Educators need to take advantage of every opportunity to "level the playing field." A laptop computer would be one very important step in doing just that. My students would very much appreciate it.

My project for a laptop computer is important because as educators we are constantly trying to close the achievement gap.

One way of doing so is by arming our students with as much knowledge on technology as possible. It improves the likelihood that they'll go on to higher education and have a successful life.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bullying in Schools • AKJ Books $1.00 5 $5.00
Toshiba Laptop / Intel® Pentium® Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory - Black • Best Buy $385.26 1 $385.26

Materials cost

$390.26

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$35.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$478.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.50

Total project goal

$563.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$563.32

1 Donor

-$42.00

Donations toward project cost

-$42.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$513.91

Match offers toward project cost

-$436.82

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Townsend Press and 2 other donors.

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