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Ms. Dropkin from Baltimore MD is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Start the Presses! Technology in Our Classrooms

My students need 4 printers and ink cartridges for them to help them create final drafts of their work in all subjects and to increase their familiarity with technology.

  • $486 goal

This project expired on February 4, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How many times a day do you interact with technology--computers, printers, scanners, cellphones? For many of our students, that number is startlingly small, especially considering the world they'll work in as adults.

Our school is a turn-around middle school in an inner-city in Maryland.

Our history of academic achievement is weak, but we're fighting to improve it with all the effort and resources we can. Students come to us from severely low-income families, often well below grade level. But like children in any school in the country, they're fascinated by technology and the ways it allows them to interact with their peers. As their teachers, we're hoping to harness that interest to increase students' investment in their educations.

My Project

This project will purchase 4 printers for the subject area classrooms on our team of teachers -- language arts, math, science and social studies. In each classroom, students will be able to not only type but print and distribute copies of their final drafts of papers, proofs or lab reports. Having printers in the classrooms will also allow teachers to distribute news articles and other computer-based documents to bridge the gap for students between what they see on the internet and what supports their learning in the classroom. Ultimately, having greater access to technology prepares students to one day work in environments where technological literacy will be critical to success.

Not only do our students have limited resources at home, we also have limited resources as an inner-city public school.

With your help, we'll be able to provide these at-risk children with technology that can help to engage them in learning and propel them forward.

Ms. Dropkin
Grades 6-8
  • William C March Middle School #263
  • Baltimore, MD
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP Deskjet D2660 - Printer - color - ink-jet - Legal - 600 dpi - up to 28 ppm (mono) / up to 21 ppm (color) - capacity: 80 sheets - USB • Best Buy $49.99 4 $199.96
HP 60 - Print cartridge - 1 x black - 200 pages • Best Buy $14.99 4 $59.96
HP 60 - Print cartridge - 1 x color (cyan, magenta, yellow) - 165 pages • Best Buy $19.99 4 $79.96

Materials cost

$339.88

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$20.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$412.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.77

Total project goal

$485.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$485.14

6 Donors

-$485.14

Donations toward project cost

-$412.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.77

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$0.00

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