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Ms. Gallen from Saint Louis MO is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mini Computers, Giant Learning!

My students need 3 netbook laptop computers.

  • $1,345 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Imagine an English class where students do not know how to indent a paragraph, or a science class where students do not have access to visual aids. I teach high school English, Science and Study Skills in a special education setting. Our school is part of an inner-city district that is facing drastic budget crunches.

As a result, students rarely get the time to interact with technology like they should because of the lack of computers. In an ever progressing and technology based world, it is not acceptable for my students to still struggle with computer basics, like typing or indenting paragraphs. As they approach college, they will need basic computer skills to survive the work load of higher education.

However, with the addition of three netbooks to my classroom, students will be able to use technology on a daily basis in order to build comfort and expertise. They will be more engaged in the learning if they can research topics on their own, and more prepared for college if they can type better. Having the laptops allows my students to access stores of information previously unavailable to them. It opens the door to college and gives them basic survival skills.

With support from you, my students will have the chance to close the gap in technology that keeps them from computer proficiency. You will make it possible for them to access information outside of their textbooks and build the computer skills they will need in college.

Ms. Gallen
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 39 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP MINI 110-1030NR XP EDITION -- HP Netbook Computers; 1030NR XP Edition • Quill $314.99 3 $944.97

Materials cost

$944.97

Vendor shipping charges

$94.50

State sales tax

$39.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$1,102.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$242.04

Total project goal

$1,344.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,344.65

1 Donor

-$672.33

Donations toward project cost

-$551.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$121.02

match offer

-$672.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$551.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$121.02

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$0.00

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