The cost of three Acer AcerPower F2 Series minitower computer from CDW Inc. is $1634, 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>.
Nearly 80 sixth grade students enter my classroom each day for social studies and reading. I teach history and contemporary events at a school where 97% of the students are receiving free lunch. I knew at the beginning of the year that I would need to spend much of my own money to keep my room technologically up-to-date with materials that will help my students learn to their fullest without relying on their ability to have access to computers and the internet at home (most do not). I relied on friends and family for as many donations as possible. I purchased and set up a wireless network and two printers. Two computers and three additional monitors were donated. This quarter my students are really diving deep into research from online databases and other online sources. One group of students studying how the lack of telephones hurt residents during the Chicago fire were able to review an actual article from the Chicago Daily Tribune from 1890. Unfortunately, only one of my computers has a network card (I'll be buying one myself shortly to get that computer on the internet), and we don't have computers to go along with the additional monitors that were donated. During our history fair, I set up times for students to use the internet to do research online. Because we only have one computer available for research, each team had only about 5 minutes to do research. As you can imagine, 5 minutes is barely enough time to do a simple search, let alone pore through detailed information. I would like to purchase three additional low-cost computers to go along with the monitors that were already donated so that more students would be able to do research on research days (weekly), and the time available for research would be extended. The students will see an immediate, long-lasting benefit from this donation. I'm very computer literate with maintaining computers so I can keep this donation alive for years to come.
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