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  • $716 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Bauer
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Laptop for 21st Century Learning!

My students need a laptop to project their 21st Century Skills!

My Students

Do you know how fun it is to teach Harper Lee with the aid of YouTube? Do you know how students react when I show a clip of Harry Potter to introduce Macbeth? Help my students hear the material I am presenting them!

My students are part of one of the largest urban school districts in MA.

There are 42 languages spoken in our school community. We struggle with many of the same issues all urban school struggle with: full classrooms, tired teachers, not enough supplies, frustration at the lack of support, gang related violence, the many faces of poverty... But that is not what defines my students!!! My students are bright young individuals who deserve access a thriving educational environment that is full of literature.

My Project

The education gap is growing each year as urban schools fall behind in their ability to give students access to modern technology! Last year we purchased an ELMO document camera and LCD projector that will be shared between several members of the English Department. However, in order to use this equipment, we need a laptop. This laptop will allow students to project their PowerPoint presentations to the class, allow me to project digital material, and bring the entire class into the 21st century! There is nothing more fun than tying modern references into our classical literature. I am able to make students see the modern relevance of To Kill a Mockingbird with the aid of YouTube videos written by Dr. Seuss. The connections are essential to grabbing the interest and eyes of our students.

My project is important because each piece helps students to feel as though they are working and learning in a state of the art classroom where not only I care about their learning, but the community as a whole is invested in their success.

This project is another way I can show students that they're learning through multi media and text is a priority.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lenovo - ThinkPad 11.6'Laptop - 4GB Memory - 320GB Hard Drive - Black • Best Buy for Business $496.98 1 $496.98
Kensington MicroSaver Security Cable Lock - notebook locking cable • Best Buy for Business $40.91 1 $40.91
Microsoft - Sculpt Mobile Wireless Mouse - Black • Best Buy for Business $19.95 1 $19.95

Materials cost

$557.84

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$608.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.33

Total project goal

$715.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$715.54

6 Donors

-$357.76

Donations toward project cost

-$304.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.66

match offer

-$357.78

Match offer toward project cost

-$304.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by AT&T Foundation and 6 other donors.

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