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Mr. Scheer from Groton CT is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Saving Students' Progress

My students need a classroom set of USB flash drives so that they can save progress on long-term assignments and continue to work on them in different settings.

  • $264 goal

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My Students

Have you ever had to write an assignment by hand because you did not have access to a computer? Many of my students are stuck using unreliable computers at school and do not have access to them at home to continue assignments. The simple convenience of a flash drive would alleviate these problems!

My students come from 23 different cities and towns to attend a technical high school, and represent a rich mix of cultural, ethnic, and geographic diversity.

One common thread that binds many of them together is economic distress. Since many of them come from traditionally blue collar families who have experienced diminished earnings in this economic downturn, they do not have access to some modern conveniences that many of us take for granted. A lack of functional computers, internet access, or transportation to local libraries often impedes their ability to work on assignments outside of school. Meanwhile underfunded school budgets have left our school with a limited number of unreliable computers that always run the risk of crashing or not saving assignments properly. These barriers result in students expending more effort trying to logistically complete an assignment rather than focusing on the content. In addition it also causes some students to give up before they even start.

My Project

With access to a classroom set of USB flash drives, my students would be able to work on assignments during school, after school, and in non-school settings with the confidence and flexibility of being able to save them anywhere at any time. This would allow students who otherwise would not bother to try completing assignments to complete them, and would significantly reduce barriers other students face when completing assignments where a computer is required.

Your donation to this project will ensure that all of my students have the ability to save progress on assignments on the go.

No longer will not having the internet at home be an excuse not to do an assignment. No longer will "the computer in the school media center crashed" be the reason a student did not turn in a project that they worked on all week. All of my students have potential, they just may need a little access to basic technology to unlock it.

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Mr. Scheer
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 143 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Verbatim USB Drive USB flash drive - 4 GB • Best Buy $10.99 5 $54.95
Kingston DataTraveler 101 Generation 2 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive • Best Buy $5.98 5 $29.90
Kingston Technology DataTraveler G3 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Yellow • Best Buy $8.98 5 $44.90
Kingston Technology DataTraveler 100 Generation 2 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Black • Best Buy $8.99 5 $44.95

Materials cost

$174.70

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$224.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.59

Total project goal

$263.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$263.91

4 Donors

-$150.41

Donations toward project cost

-$137.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$101.95

Match offers toward project cost

-$86.66

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.54

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$0.00

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