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Mr. B. from Florence AZ is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Saving Trees By Grading Student Writing Beyond the Surface!

I need a Microsoft Surface Book laptop to aid in our transition to grading in the digital age.

  • $1,083 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are passionate, eager to learn, and want our school to be an inclusive and positive environment for all. We have a highly diverse population of students with differing levels of social and academic skills. These students care and want success. Who doesn't?!

My students want to learn and want to have the most positive high school experience possible.

These tools will enable me to be better prepared as an educator to help them meet these goals from both, a technological and a social standpoint.

My Project

Our school has moved into the digital age by providing our students with 1:1 laptops and while this is fantastic there are some challenges I've discovered as a writing teacher. Many teachers find the transition to a digital environment difficult and while I’m fairly adept at learning new technology and trying new things there is a learning curve involved. I need a Microsoft Surface Book to help me learn how best to implement these changes in my classroom.

This device will serve me best as it is the latest technology, highly portable, and will allow me to research and take online professional development on the go.

I am constantly researching and trying to find new ways to help my students and myself grow. This device will allow me to conduct research to improve my practice from anywhere and also allow me to complete the process of becoming a Google certified educator. This process will help me implement changes in my classroom and will greatly benefit my students as I become more proficient with the technological aspects of modern education. I will also become a resource for other teachers in my school and district and possibly elsewhere as I would love to become a Google trainer.

I have been searching for a solution to these challenges and have decided that a Microsoft Surface Book would be the perfect solution. This device will allow me to grow as an educator, allow my students to progress in a digital environment, and allow me to help other teachers implement similar changes in their classrooms.

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

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Microsoft Surface Book (128 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5) • Amazon Business $819.00 1 $819.00

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