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Mrs. Keller from Valentine NE is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharpened Pencils, Sharpened Technology, & Sharpened Minds

Help me give my students a wireless router, a MacBook case, and an electric pencil sharpener in order to keep sharp technological skills, sharp pencils, and a protected laptop! Thanks for contributing to education!

  • $194 goal

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My Students

Students of VMS. Community Schools come from a wide range of racially and economically diverse families. Over 30% of the students receive free and reduced lunches, and almost 20% come from single-parent or divorced-parent families. Despite adverse home situations, or perhaps because of, students come to school thirsty for structure, security, love, and knowledge acquisition.

My VMS 5th graders are excited about learning American history and love hands-on projects to learn and understand the causes and effects of historical events.

Providing students opportunities to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate, and observing their excitement about independent and collaborative thought, compels me to make history come alive for my young, active learners.

My Project

The MacBook Pro case will be used to keep one of our classroom laptops safe during our online exploration of authentic historical documents, which students will research and write about.

Generating excitement is the key to learning, and students will be excited to use an electric pencil sharpener which will quickly get them back to work to record thoughts before their minds have time to forget!

The wireless router will enable students to easily access devices in various comfortable places in our classroom and the hallway to work independently or collaboratively with peers.

Mrs. Keller
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control&QoS (Archer A7) • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
KECC Laptop Case for MacBook Pro 13" (2020/2019/2018/2017/2016, with/Without Touch Bar) w/Keyboard Cover + Sleeve Italian Leather Case A2159/A1989/A1706/A1708 3 in 1 Bundle (Dark Blue Leather) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $29.90 1 $29.90

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