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Mrs. Henderson from Seattle WA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Out of the Stone Age

My students need 2 Dell netbooks to build computer literacy and access more academic resources.

  • $1,417 goal

This project expired on January 9, 2013.

This project expired on January 9, 2013.

My Students

Be an agent for change by helping my students advance out of the Stone Age and into the modern world through the daily use of technology.

Our school has a richly diverse student population in terms of language, culture, and academic performance.

Students in my class speak a wide variety of languages including Vietnamese, Spanish, Chinese, Cambodian, Tagalog, and Somali. Though with many economic challenges, my students have bright futures because of the education and characters they are developing. Without your concern and action, many academic opportunities would not be available to these hardworking students.

My Project

Students in this low-socioeconomic area come to my 5th grade class with limited typing and research skills. With the proper resources such as these laptops, they will engage in hands-on projects in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. We plan to conduct research projects using the Internet. Thanks to the webcam, students can interview experts through Skype to enhance their arguments. We can create newsletters based on Social Studies themes. Using virtual manipulatives, students can better explore and demonstrate their mathematical thinking. Students will be able to publish their written work more easily. Because of the built-in microphone and speakers, students can also record themselves reading and self-evaluate their own fluency. The possibilities of projects and their impact on a child's power to create are endless.

Our long-term goal is the have an entire cart full of netbooks that my students can share with other 4th and 5th grade classes in our school.

To build that dream, we are asking for to netbooks at a time.

Mrs. Henderson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 160 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dell Latitude 2120 Netbook • Dell $488.00 2 $976.00

Materials cost

$976.00

Vendor shipping charges

$97.60

State sales tax

$85.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,203.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$212.41

Total project goal

$1,416.05

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