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Ms. Forgerson from Saint Louis MO is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support Technology Literacy for Budding Scientists

My students need 7 Acer C720 Chromebooks and protection plans to conduct research, create presentations and utilize electronic formats to enter data during labs.

  • $2,411 goal

This project expired on January 2, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In the eloquent words of Carl Rogers, “If we value independence…then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.” These words truly embody my own beliefs on the development of any education program.

In my role as a teacher, I actively incorporate inquiry-based experiences to enhance student engagement.

I hope to ignite passion for science in the next generation with these laptops to support technology literacy and offer my students more opportunities for independent research. All of my students greatly enjoy STEM activities and classroom presentations. However, many of my students do not have technology at home and lack the basic computer skills, such as creating presentations and searching the Internet. They truly enjoy getting to go to the computer lab to conduct research. However, the computer lab availability has been greatly restricted due to the computer based standardized testing.

My Project

My students need 7 Acer C720 Chromebooks and protection plans to conduct research, create presentations and utilize electronic formats to enter data during labs. Technology allows students to play dynamic roles in their learning experiences thus promoting the refinement of students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills. With access to technology, students will have more opportunities to engage in research and they will be able to utilize Google docs to analyze data collected during experiments. Science is a dynamic field; technology will allow my students to stay up-to-date on current research and findings. This research can be used to provide evidence for educated decision-making during the analysis to trends in data collected during experiments.

Technology can help to truly support and facilitate problem-based learning.

Problem-based (or inquiry-based) learning is essential for intrinsically motivating students to quest for knowledge. Technology can support students in the development of higher order thinking skills and nurture an interest in scientific concepts. Technology allows students to play dynamic roles in their learning experiences thus promoting the refinement of students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Ms. Forgerson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch, 2GB) • Amazon Business $232.99 7 $1,630.93
SquareTrade 2-Year Computer Accident Protection Plan ($200-250) • Amazon Business $51.22 7 $358.54

Materials cost

$1,989.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,049.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$361.64

Total project goal

$2,410.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,410.95

13 Donors

-$2,345.95

Donations toward project cost

-$2,036.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$309.39

match offer

-$65.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$55.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

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$0.00

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