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Mrs. Rutherford from Washington DC is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Students Need Special Surface

Help me give my students a new Microsoft Surface Go to increase my special learners access to technology.

  • $556 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a Title I school that sits in the heart of Washington, DC. I have a group of 67 students who are fun loving, eager-to-learn new things, excited about school and love to read. My classroom would be considered a melting pot of cultural heritage and social needs. Many of my students have been in the U.S. less than 4 years. They inspire me every day.

To meet their needs, we incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are!

My Project

In my class, there are students who have special needs and disabilities. Because of the physical challenges they face, we have to find ways to accommodate each child. Issues that relate to motor skills require that these students use touch screen computers as they cannot manipulate a mouse or type on a keyboard.

We were just recently able to assess each child's individual needs and the one underlying factor was the need for them to use a touchscreen device to learn on a computer.

We are requesting one Microsoft Surface Go computer that is portable and can move with the children. Your support for this project would ensure that our special needs fifth graders are learning in an inclusive environment and have equal access to technology as their peers.

Mrs. Rutherford
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Microsoft - Surface Go - 10'Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB Storage - Silver • Best Buy Education $411.50 1 $411.50

Materials cost

$411.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$472.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.36

Total project goal

$555.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$555.72

2 Donors

-$274.00

Donations toward project cost

-$240.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.60

match offer

-$272.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$231.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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