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Ms. Keefe from Freeville NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tech Gives Even the Quietest Student a Voice

Help me give my students everyday access to technology that they would not otherwise have!

  • $4,400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at our school are resilient. They come from varied walks of life with just as varied experiences. A large percentage of our students are classified with a disability, be it academic, behavioral, or other health-impairment. This at-risk population is often marginalized, many of them coming to us and experiencing accomplishments, success, comfort, and support for the first time in an academic setting.

Many of our students have faced childhood trauma of varying degrees, but are still present and constantly working to better themselves, their circumstances, and plans for the future.

We strive to provide safe, positive, and therapeutic learning environments while empowering them to take pride in their academic growth. Our mission is to provide them with the tools, skills, and confidence to make positive changes for their social, emotional, and academic success.

My Project

We work in a Special Act School in New York State. For those of who don't know, Special Act Schools are public schools that serve students in residential care. (In the midst of this pandemic, we have continued in-person instruction while following CDC's health and safety guidelines). These schools serve New York State's most at-risk student population. This district functions as a 6:1:1, meaning for every six students, there is one teacher and one teaching assistant. In that 6:1:1, our district teaches students grades 7-12, often resulting classes from multiple grade-levels or joint courses. Our students do not have individual devices while in our care and have limited access to technology throughout the day.

"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow" -Dewey.

Due to these technological constraints, our students are unable to access digital learning resources and experiences on a regular basis. This project will provide us with the opportunity for students to enhance their learning and understanding using a wide-variety of applications and programs. This also will allow us to enrich differentiated learning experiences.

As math teachers, myself and Ms. Gifford, are constantly looking for ways to incorporate technology into everyday instruction in a relevant and meaningful manner. Our district has allowed us to develop STEM electives that unfortunately had a limited technology component. This project will enable us to not only enrich everyday instruction for every one of our students, but it would provide us the opportunity for growth in our STEM electives. This project will fund both myself and Ms. Gifford's classes with 10 tablets/room, protective cases, and charging stations.

Ms. Keefe
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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27 donors27 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
20 Pack: Samsung - Galaxy Tab A (Latest Model) - 8'- 32GB - Black • Best Buy Education $2,980.00 1 $2,980.00
Luxor Office Classroom Libraries 12 Outlet Wall/Desk Tablet Charging Box • Amazon Business $172.13 2 $344.26
Bingcok Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Case 2019, Heavy Duty Rugged Full-Body Hybrid Shockproof Drop Protection Cover with Kickstand for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Model SM-T290 /SM- T295 (1-Black +Blue) • Amazon Business $13.19 20 $263.80
[3 Pack] Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) Screen Protector [Tempered Glass] [Anti-Scratch] Compatible with Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (SM-T387) 2018 Released • Amazon Business $9.49 7 $66.43

Materials cost

$3,654.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$54.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$3,739.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$659.88

Total project goal

$4,399.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$4,399.19

14 Donors

-$3,798.31

Donations toward project cost

-$3,590.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$207.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$175.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$425.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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