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Ms. Short from Indianapolis IN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Technology Accessible

My students need access to 2 more computers and a wireless router to allow them to move around the room.

  • $966 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach AVID (college prep)for all grade levels and I also co-teach an American Studies Honors class (combination English 11 and US History). The students all attend an inner city high poverty, high special-needs school.

Our students have to share 30 laptops amongst 500 students and 1 computer lab--with the entire campus of 2600 students. Not only that, the 30 laptops we have can't hold a charge longer than three minutes. So we have to unplug them all which creates a maze of cords for all of us to trip over.

By having a set of computers that could remain in my classroom at all times children could use them without fear of battery dying in the middle of creating their movie or slide show. Nor would they have to be concerned about losing their college applications. I could rotate the groups allowing more equal access to a reliable computer!

My students are GREAT and deserve the best. They deserve access to the same technology all township schools have. We shouldn't have to beg, borrow or steal to get access to computers for college essays, applications, etc. It also allows us to still have access during times that the school takes over the few labs we have for surveys or tests that we aren't aware of until the last minute! Please EMPOWER my kids by giving them access to technology on a regular basis.

Ms. Short
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Linksys Wireless G Broadband Router WRT54G2 wireless router • CDW Inc. $61.84 1 $61.84
ACER ASPIRE ONE AOD250-1116 NETBOOK - RED -- Acer AOD250-1116 Netbook Computers; Red • Quill $319.99 2 $639.98

Materials cost

$701.82

Vendor shipping charges

$70.18

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$791.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$173.75

Total project goal

$965.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$965.28

0 Donors

-$0.00

Donations toward project cost

-$0.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$965.28

Match offers toward project cost

-$791.54

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$173.74

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$0.00

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