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Mrs. Sparks from Bay City TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Researching in Our Room

My students need 5 Chromebooks for science and social studies research and keyboard practice.

  • $1,336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Already teaching in a low income community, Harvey coming through has devastated many of our children. We are in a Title 1 school where some of our students are not sure where their next meal will come from.

Having the exposure of new and intriguing objects that we are requesting allow our students to broaden their knowledge in a fun and interesting way.

Each gift we receive is greatly appreciated and will be used on a daily basis during our regular classes as well as our intervention time.

My Project

My students are knowledge-seeking. They have questions often, they want to know more information, and they want to be responsible to find that information.

We need technology to allow for this research to happen.

My students gain independence when finding answers to their own questions in science and social studies and the research allows for their brains to process deeper information.

Chromebooks will also allow for typing skills to increase, which is a valuable skill needed in life. Many jobs in a young adult's life involve keyboard and typing knowledge and this is important to teach at a young age for higher rate of retention.

Research has many teaching tools and Chromebooks will help my students to succeed.

Mrs. Sparks
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 42 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dell - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 2GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Black • Best Buy Education $217.80 5 $1,089.00

Materials cost

$1,089.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,135.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$200.35

Total project goal

$1,335.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,335.69

1 Donor

-$65.00

Donations toward project cost

-$57.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$1,268.05

Match offers toward project cost

-$1,077.84

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$190.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

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$0.00

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