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Ms. Genovese from Paterson NJ is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

PBL Not PBJ

My students need Chromebooks to motivate and improve their problem solving skills with real world connections.

  • $713 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach math to fourth grade students who have been identified as gifted and talented. They go to school in a low-income urban neighborhood plagued by violence. Despite these hardships I love that they are anxious to learn and soak it all in as quickly as they can.

Our classroom is the porthole to connect math concepts to the real world.

My students are high achievers who need to be challenged in order to reach their full potential and overcome the odds.

My Project

PBL or Project-Based Learning "is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach...in which students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems." - Wikipedia

This project will give my students the opportunity to investigate authentic multi-faceted problems.

With little technology equipment at their disposal, I believe these HP Chromebooks will allow my students to engage in real-world problem solving, and work at their own pace over an extended period of time to complete my projects that are designed to incorporate and reinforce various math skills. They will be able to gain knowledge by responding to challenging tasks through online research in the classroom.

Collaboration skills will be enhanced as students work together to impact the school and their community.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 33 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP Chromebook, Intel Celeron N3060, 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC with Chrome OS (11-v010nr) • Amazon Business $189.00 3 $567.00

Materials cost

$567.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$605.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.85

Total project goal

$712.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$712.35

5 Donors

-$467.83

Donations toward project cost

-$406.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.16

match offer

-$233.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$198.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.61

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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