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Mrs. Hicks from Worcester MA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tech Savvy Students!

My students need chromebooks to have access to technology within the classroom and to take state mandated assessments on the computer.

  • $718 goal

This project expired on July 7, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a Learning Disabilities Specialist servicing students in grades 1-6. I work in an inner city school in Worcester. We educate and care for students who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Forty-four percent of our students speak a first language other than English (ESL). One hundred percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

My students have a Specific Learning Disability in the area of reading.

Although they have average to above average intelligence, they struggle to acquire basic reading and writing skills. Technology is a tool that allows my students to gain information they can not yet read themselves. My students learn best by seeing , listening and watching.

My Project

The current level of technology my students have access to does not meet their needs as students. They are getting left behind at school. My students deserve the same opportunities as others to build their early reading and writing skills in a fun and interactive way. Additionally, when my students are required to participate in mandated state assessment they don't have the experience with typing their responses or using the simple features on the Chrome Book such as scrolling through or highlighting important parts of a passage they are reading.

Additionally, my learning disabled students learn best when they are not limited to one learning modality.

Chrome books are visual, they provide auditory feedback, and have physical interaction options that my students crave.

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP - 14'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - HP star pattern in ano silver • Best Buy Education $255.48 2 $510.96
Google Chrome Education License - Perpetual • Best Buy Education $29.99 2 $59.98

Materials cost

$570.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$609.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.56

Total project goal

$717.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$717.06

1 Donor

-$717.06

Donations toward project cost

-$609.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$107.56

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$0.00

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