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Ms. Carpenter from Oakland CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Science While Learning English

My students need three more Chromebook computers.

  • $1,044 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of our brilliant students are first and second generation immigrants, primarily from Mexico and Central America (we also have significant Asian and African-American populations). The mission of our school is to provide an excellent public education to students in order to expand their life choices.

We provide our students with a rigorous academic experience focused on Health and BioScience.

We are committed to providing authentic learning experiences through project-based learning, field trips, and extensive health and science internship programs.

Almost all of the wonderful students at our school come from households where English is not the primary language. Developing academic literacy is a foundation we build with students in all subject areas, so they can grow as scholars.

My Project

It is hard to grapple with complex scientific principles when you are still mastering English. My students are smart, dynamic and curious, but whole class instruction can be hard for all of us. While I can't do anything about class sizes (our school has 32 in a class), I can adjust my teaching practice to address student needs.

Using outstanding online resources, I plan to "shrink" my class by having half of the students using Newsela, EdPuzzle, and myriad other science and literacy web tools, while I work with the other half of students.

This will allow students to get more attention from me and operate successfully in the smaller group one day, then "switch" and let them view demos, read articles and use science websites on the computer the next. In order to make this practice more than occasional, I will need more classroom computers.

I have scrounged seven Chromebooks from kind teachers and used a DonorsChoose project to buy five more (thank you!). I purchased a cart to keep them secure and the headphones so students can use audio features, and now I need three more computers to complete my half-class set.

Please help get this project to the finish line, so my terrific students can become tomorrow's scientists and problem solvers!

Ms. Carpenter
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - Metallic BLK + Google Chrome MGMT • Best Buy Education $258.20 3 $774.60

Materials cost

$774.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$70.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$887.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$156.55

Total project goal

$1,043.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,043.65

18 Donors

-$1,043.65

Donations toward project cost

-$887.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$156.55

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$0.00

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