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Mr. L. from Bronx NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Help Us Create a Technology Lab!

The cost of 6 computer desks, 8 Internet cables, and one network switch is $457, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $457 goal

This project expired on April 22, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a teacher at MS 223 in the South Bronx, NY. My students often come to me with reading skills that are far below grade level. At the same time, it is necessary to provide them with the skills they are going to need in high school and beyond. The major culminating activity for my students is an exit project that is an in-depth research project on a specific topic in American history. Students are required to cull different sources of nonfiction to first pull out the information and then synthesize it into an essay, PowerPoint and then an oral presentation. It is a long task that requires a lot of hard work on the part of my students to complete. Students need to have access to technology to research, draft, edit and present their exit projects. I have been fortunate to receive 6 computer terminals that will help my students. I do not, however, have furniture or materials needed for students to be able use the technology in the classroom, access the internet and print from our computers. I am requesting a handful of items to build a lab in our class around these computers. I have selected 6 computer desks that will be perfect for students to work alone or in pairs. I am also asking for internet cables and a switch for students to network to the internet, each other and to a printer. These important materials will allow us to maximize our resources and optimize student accessibility. I can't wait to see the excitement instilled in my students as a result of your generosity!

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Linksys 8-Port 10/100 Switch • CDW Inc. $40.89 1 $40.89
SITUATIONS COMPUTER DESK -- Situations Computer Desk; Maple • Quill Corporation $35.99 6 $215.94
Belkin 20' CAT5e Patch Cable, Blue • CDW Inc. $10.63 3 $31.89
Belkin RJ45 CAT5e Patch Cable 10' Blue • CDW Inc. $5.93 3 $17.79
Belkin RJ45 CAT5e Patch Cable 7' Blue • CDW Inc. $4.76 2 $9.52

Materials cost

$316.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$374.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.13

Total project goal

$456.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$456.26

2 Donors

-$432.50

Donations toward project cost

-$375.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.82

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$0.00

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