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Ms. Zazulka from Staten Island NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Laptop that Can Keep Up With Distance Learning

Help me give me a computer with access to updated Google extensions and recent software to support my students.

  • $1,620 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Over 68 NYC Department of Education colleagues have succumbed to COVID-19, and the number continues to grow. In my building, over a dozen staff members fell ill, with many reports of their family members or friends losing their battle. What we don't hear is the silent battle our families and students are experiencing. We are aware of some students losing family members, and, more painfully, we lost one of our graduates, a young lady who had the world ahead of her.

Eighty-three percent of our students are disadvantaged; many of my DonorsChoose projects focus on essential needs (food, clothing, school supplies).

COVID-19 hasn't changed these needs; the needs have just become far more dire.

My Project

Access denied. Update required. Access denied. Update required. I've called Apple several times in the hopes of them helping me out, but I always get the same answer: You need a new laptop.

At work, I have access to Apple desktops, so I never really worry when my laptop couldn't access something because I could always use the school's computer lab to fill in the gaps.

Being at home without access to updated technology, I'm stuck in a chasm for an undetermined amount of time with frustrations building around me. This laptop has gotten me by, but when new resources and extensions are suggested by my colleagues, I'm blocked because my laptop can't handle it.

This project will allow me to access all of the recent technologies remote learning has afforded my students and colleagues. I need access also in order to be speaking the same language as them. We all have technology issues, but the updates that my laptop can't handle really put my students at a disadvantage because I don't see what they're seeing in other classes, so I don't know how to help them.

Ms. Zazulka
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of 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
Apple MacBook Air with Retina display - 13.3' - Core i5 - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - US • Best Buy Education $1,299.99 1 $1,299.99
MOSISO MacBook Pro 13 inch Case 2019 2018 2017 2016 Release A2159 A1989 A1706 A1708, Plastic Pattern Hard Shell & Keyboard Cover & Screen Protector Compatible with MacBook Pro 13, World Map • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Webcam Cover Slide Ultra Slim Web Camera Cover for Computer, Dell HP Laptop, Mac, Mac Book Pro, Smartphone, Slider Camera Blocker Protect Privacy and Security (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$1,326.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,376.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$242.98

Total project goal

$1,619.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,619.85

2 Donors

-$696.01

Donations toward project cost

-$696.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$801.01

Match offer toward project cost

-$680.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$122.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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