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Ms. Ludlum from Oakland CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Parents in the Driver's Seat!

Help me give my students access to PowerMyLearning's Family Playlists™, an easy-to-use program that puts the parents in my class in the driver's seat, as they help their children with content mastery and social emotional learning.

  • $1,680 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As an adult educator, I teach a very diverse group of students ranging in age from 18-55.

Race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status are not the only factors that make them diverse, but also their learning styles, their educational backgrounds, and their parental responsibilities.

I teach technology-enhanced ESL and GED preparation (bilingual Spanish-English) in a computer lab in a relatively small classroom.

Close to 98% of my students in my classes are parents — the majority of of whom are in my class to help their children succeed in school.

My Project

Meaningful family engagement is a critical part of eliminating the achievement gap, especially in low-income communities. PowerMyLearning will help the parents in my class engage with their children in their academic work -- with more confidence and meaningful dialogue. This innovative program will improve their children's mastery in subjects such as math, language & science -- increasing.student achievement and family engagement.

Family Playlists™ (provided by PowerMyLearning) will transform the learning relationships between my students, their families, and their children's teachers.

Parents will use the tablets to collaborate in my class with the "Family Playlists" to be able to become parent engagement leaders!

Ms. Ludlum
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Galaxy Tab A - tablet - Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) - 16 GB - 8' • Best Buy Education $165.80 4 $663.20
PowerMyLearning Family Engagement Innovators Program • AKJ Education $600.00 1 $600.00

Materials cost

$1,263.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$115.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,427.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$251.95

Total project goal

$1,679.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,679.68

2 Donors

-$1,679.68

Donations toward project cost

-$1,427.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$251.95

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$0.00

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