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Mr. Williams from Bellwood IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Engineering Class Needs a Computer to Learn Programming!

My students need the i5 processor, Radeon HD graphics card, Asus motherboard and the other components to build a computer that they can program and edit multimedia projects.

  • $1,207 goal

This project expired on April 14, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My room is an adventure. We generally do long term, real world, programming and multimedia projects. I am a tough teacher. My students would probably say their toughest, but I love them and they know it. My 7th grade just built and programmed submarine robots and designed apps for Android.

My students are wonderful.

Every so often someone asks me what do I think of teaching. Immediately my students come to mind. They are generally well below the poverty level and come from quite difficult backgrounds, but when given the opportunity, they are amazing. That adage that all children can learn really does hold true. They come during lunch, before school, after school. I do everything in my power to give them what they need to be successful. They recognize that and do everything they can to reach my requirements. They are absolute gifts.

My Project

My computers are old. Some computers are 12 years old or older. I want to start teaching them Ruby, Python, Sony Vegas, and After Effects but they won't run on the computers. We are currently competing in a national app development contest, and my groups are all sharing one computer that can currently run the software. The students come in before and after school to work on their projects. I really need about 12 computers, but one more will help tremendously! I am excited about getting parts because it gives me the chance to have them help me build it. They will love it.

My goal for each of my students is for them to make it out of the poverty they live with every day.

I want to give them the greatest gift I can, my knowledge. I know that if given even half a chance, many of my students can and will be incredibly successful. I just need the tools to make it happen.

Mr. Williams
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 440 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Intel Core i5 3340 3 1 GHz processor • CDW-G $221.20 1 $221.20
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional license • CDW-G $196.51 1 $196.51
ASUS P8H77 V LE motherboard ATX LGA1155 Socket H77 • CDW-G $127.38 1 $127.38
Sapphire RADEON HD 7770 GHz Edition graphics card Radeon HD 7770 1 • CDW-G $117.50 1 $117.50
Kingston memory 4 GB DIMM 240 pin DDR3 • CDW-G $54.30 2 $108.60
Antec One mid tower ATX • CDW-G $62.20 1 $62.20
Thermaltake TR2 600W power supply 600 Watt • CDW-G $59.24 1 $59.24

Materials cost

$892.63

Vendor shipping charges

$89.26

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,025.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$180.93

Total project goal

$1,206.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,206.21

1 Donor

-$1,206.21

Donations toward project cost

-$1,025.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$180.93

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$0.00

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