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Mrs. McPolin from Staten Island NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Appy!

Help me give my students the key to the digital doorway of discovery! My students need tablets to access learning apps that are part of our new Science program.

  • $656 goal

This project expired on March 11, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach science and writing to a group of diverse fourth-grade students who come from low-income families, most living in the city housing project across the street from the school. My students come to school eager, energetic and willing to work hard at their studies.

I am constantly impressed with their resilience and desire to learn, despite the many challenges they face at home.

This is the first year my school is departmentalizing across the fourth grade, meaning I will be teaching my subjects to 80 students divided into three classes. There is a broad range of students in this mix: general education students, English language learners, and special education students with learning disabilities and/or behavioral issues.

Unfortunately, my school, despite getting federal aid as a Title I institution, cannot fund even the most basic supplies, nor can many of the students afford them.

My Project

This year we are implementing a new Science program that engages students through the medium with which they are most comfortable -- digital apps. These apps are designed by academics but are visually exciting and can show students simulated images of things they cannot see, such as electricity or wind power or a million years of erosion in a desert canyon.

These kids hunger for knowledge and they have a voracious appetite for apps!

The problem here is that I have 3 classes of 25 students each but I have only 5 laptops. Assigning 5 children to a single laptop to explore an app in each class negates the purpose of interactive learning. But with 7 additional tablets, I could cut the ratio down to 2:1, which is at least reasonable.

Thank you so much for your consideration!

Mrs. McPolin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon Fire 7 - tablet - Fire OS 5 (Bellini) - 8 GB - 7' • Best Buy Education $52.37 7 $366.59
Amazon FreeTime Kid-Proof - back cover for tablet • Best Buy Education $21.82 3 $65.46
Amazon FreeTime Kid-Proof - back cover for tablet • Best Buy Education $21.81 2 $43.62
Amazon FreeTime Kid-Proof - back cover for tablet • Best Buy Education $21.81 2 $43.62

Materials cost

$519.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$557.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.31

Total project goal

$655.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$655.39

7 Donors

-$422.99

Donations toward project cost

-$371.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.60

match offer

-$218.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$185.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.77

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.94

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$0.00

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