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  • $816 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. d.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Tech Savvy Science Classroom

My students need a Compaq Presario notebook computer.

I am a high school science teacher in a vocational-technical school in a large urban school district. The majority of students in our school are male and nearly all are minorities. A large population of the students are low-level learners and approximately one-quarter of them are special education students. Thus, most these students reading and mathematical skills are below grade levels.

My students are inner city students that come from low socio-economic background. Thus, their communities are resource-depleted. In our school there is a great lack of resources and students are not motivated or interested in learning. They often complain of being bored of me having to lecture and use very little visual aids.

There are a number of resources we need in our school. However, as a science teacher, I can use an LCD projector and a laptop to display organisms for biology labs, maps for locating place in Earth science class, for presenting visuals to reduce abstraction, and to present lesson in a PowerPoint format. In other words, students will become motivated and want to be a participant in their learning.

Giving us this gift will show that the community is in solidarity with the schools in their efforts to achieve academic success for students. With your help, you will help provide deserving students with technology that will enhance their learning.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Compaq Presario CQ50-210US 154 Widescreen Notebook Computer With AMD Athlon(TM) X2 QL-62 Dual-Core Processor • Office Depot Inc. $579.99 1 $579.99

Materials cost

$579.99

Vendor shipping charges

$58.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$669.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.85

Total project goal

$815.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$815.85

1 Donor

-$393.06

Donations toward project cost

-$334.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.96

match offer

-$394.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$323.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and one other donor.

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