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Mr. Sims from Houston TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Post Hurricane Harvey: Engaging with Computers

My students need Chromebooks to assist in improving their reading and math proficiencies and typing skills by engaging them with educational programs.

  • $442 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title 1 School in southeast Houston. Most of my students are on free or reduced lunch. Many of them come from single parent homes that are economically challenged and do not have the funds for the basic necessities let alone extra things. The apartments that surround the school, where the majority of my students live, were so devastated by Hurricane Harvey that most of my students' apartments were flooded and they needed to evacuate. Some of my students are now living with extended family, friends, or in a shelter. Their lives changed drastically just within that horrible week of the Hurricane and are still trying to get back on their feet. I want to continue to support them now that we are back in school. I believe school should be the place they feel safe

My Project

The Chromebooks are very user friendly for each of my students - they absolutely love them!! However , I've noticed that post Hurricane Harvey some of  my students' reading and math scores have gone down drastically even with the tailored lessons, activities, and the extra practice they've gotten through the use of the devices.

The problem is that we don't have enough of them throughout the school to successfully get students on a consistent and engaging path using various computer programs such as iStation, Starfall, Typing Club, ABCya, Learning.com, etc..

I'd like to add these Chromebooks to my class to enhance my students' literacy and math experience through technology.

Mr. Sims
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Premium High Performance HP 11.6-inch Chromebook Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor 4GB RAM 16GB eMMC Hard Drive 802.11AC WIFI HDMI Webcam Bluetooth 12-hour Battery Chrome OS-Black • Amazon Business $169.99 2 $339.98

Materials cost

$339.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$375.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.19

Total project goal

$441.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$441.27

1 Donor

-$220.63

Donations toward project cost

-$187.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.09

match offer

-$220.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$187.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.10

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$0.00

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