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  • $430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. McAdams
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Rocks and Gems

My students need a wifi tablet with accessories.

My Students

Most of the students in my classroom come from single parent low income homes. Many of them don't have a chance to see interactive website activities at home. I am super excited to have this opportunity to enrich my students education!

My students are an almost even mixture of Caucasian, Hispanic, and African American students.

Many community people think that my students are "thugs" (we have a bad reputation in our local community). But, my students are sweet, even tempered, hard working young people who want to have a better life than their parents do. Most of my students want to go to college and have a career that will help them be successful.

My Project

I am going to use the tablet in my classroom to inspire students to create better science models for their journals and to have an interactive periodic table for my students to use. I am also going to use the tablet to help my students who are learning English as a second language to understand their vocabulary words by showing them pictures and models.

My students are excited by the possibility of receiving a tablet to use in the classroom.

Several have already started spending time trying to find science applications to download if we receive it. Maybe one of them might become a programmer in the future.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) WiFi - tablet - Android 4.0 - 8 GB - 7' - titanium silver • Best Buy $249.99 1 $249.99
Fujitsu Screen Protector - tablet PC screen protector • Best Buy $25.99 1 $25.99
Belkin Smooth Bi-Fold Folio case for web tablet • Best Buy $41.99 1 $41.99

Materials cost

$317.97

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$364.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.37

Total project goal

$429.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$429.11

9 Donors

-$414.99

Donations toward project cost

-$364.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 156 students.

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