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Mr. de Castro from Danbury CT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Investigations Online

Help me give my students technology resources to conduct scientific investigations online and develop important science and academic skills.

  • $593 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are an urban school with a 75% majority of students using reduced-price or free lunch. We are located in an urban area, and have a large population size (around 1,100 students). Our school also has a large immigrant population which makes us very diverse. I work with a group of 125 students, of which a third receives ESL support.

Our student population is urban, diverse and largely economically challenged.

Many students are immigrants and need ESL support. Despite the challenges, our school environment is positive. Our diversity supports a sense of tolerance in our school environment. Staff and students support each other and attempt to make the best of what we have.

My Project

Chromebooks allow teachers and students to use google classroom as a virtual space for class assignments to be posted and reviewed. Teachers can design writing assignments using google docs, which require students to state claims and support those with evidence. Better yet, students can practice searching the web for reliable sources (a necessary skill for virtually any professional career) and find evidence to support their stated claims.

This investigation based learning with a focus on writing with evidence produces more enduring understandings, because it's student-centered and skill-based.

Chromebooks are also a perfect tool for students to access online images and videos of real phenomena, such as cells and cellular processes for example.

Mr. de Castro
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Black • Best Buy Education $203.31 2 $406.62
Google Chrome Education License - Perpetual • Best Buy Education $29.99 2 $59.98

Materials cost

$466.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$503.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.87

Total project goal

$592.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$592.47

1 Donor

-$335.73

Donations toward project cost

-$335.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$197.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$167.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$59.25

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$0.00

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