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Mr. Morton from Peoria IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make IT, Learn IT, Keep IT

My students need CanaKit Raspberry Pi computers and touchscreens to put together and use.

  • $996 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Help my students understand our digital world! They use snapchat, Instagram, and all the other social media, but they don’t know how any of it works – not the phones in their hands, the apps on their phones, or the Internet that connects them to each other. My students need to understand how the parts of a computer come together with human creativity to enrich society.

These are AP Computer Science Principles students in an urban, high-poverty public high school.

This class includes a diverse mix of students, including many from backgrounds under-represented in technology career fields. My students are smart, great kids working hard to rise above the challenges that their community and schools struggle with. This is the first and only formal computer science course my students have access to, their first time doing more than just use an app to accomplish a specific task, and many of these students haven't had much opportunity to work on complex, technical projects before. I love teaching my students that they can do so much more than they think.

My Project

The Raspberry Pi computers and touchscreens will give my AP Computer Science Principles students a chance to learn about computer hardware and software in a practical and concrete way that traditional coursework and programming don't match, and the Raspberry Pi will expose my students to a new operating system.

The "digital divide" is real: not all of my students have access to technology at home, not even a smartphone.

The practical experience of putting a computer together will give my students ownership (literally!) of the "Information Technology" that drives our economy and society. This project will bring computer science alive for my students and help them become productive and informed digital citizens.

Mr. Morton
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) with 2.5A Power Supply (UL Listed) • Amazon Business $48.99 12 $587.88
UCTRONICS 3.5 Inch TFT LCD Display SPI with Touch Screen, Touch Pen for Raspberry Pi 3 B+, 3 Mode B,Pi 2 Model B, Pi Zero, Pi B+ • Amazon Business $18.04 12 $216.48

Materials cost

$804.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$846.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.37

Total project goal

$995.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$995.80

3 Donors

-$972.67

Donations toward project cost

-$846.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$126.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.13

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$0.00

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