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Mrs. Forget from Rumford RI is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology And First Grade: A Laptop To Open Up The World

My students need a laptop to connect to our new document camera that was donated by our generous PTO.

  • $768 goal

This project expired on July 31, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"A child is born intelligent and full of curiosity"- Jan Brett

My first grade students are a group of eager to learn students who come in to school every morning with a bright smile on their faces and questions about what they are going to experience that day.

They have a voracious desire to learn and are asking if they can stay to learn more at the end of the school day. They are a group of diverse learners with some students that have difficulties, including special needs, but that does not diminish their enthusiasm. My school in an urban district with seven other elementary schools. We have many with free or reduced lunches. However we have not yet made it to Title I status, which means we do not receive much extra funding like six of the other elementary schools in our district.

My Project

I envision using the laptop in many ways to enhance the learning of my students. One is to create lessons that can be projected on the large screen using my document camera. There are so many different tools that are accessible on the Internet to enhance lessons that it would be wonderful to be able to use them. Being able to save the created lessons and just tweak them from year to year based on the needs of the learners that I have would also be a valuable time-saver. The time-saved would be useful to create new lessons. As a teacher, I know that there are many tools that are wonderful resources to use to enhance learning that are on the Internet. However with only one computer in the classroom, I am not able to do as much as I would like with my students on the Internet. If I was to have the laptop I would be able to access books and videos that are on the Internet and show them to the whole class and enhance and add to their learning experience.

Donations to this project will improve my classroom by giving me freedom to teach using the laptop in connection to my document camera and opening up a whole new world for my class.

I can create lessons at home and project them on to the screen for the whole class to view, as well as using the Internet to access more technology and tools. This would benefit my students in many ways by giving them more opportunities to learn and broadening their horizons, as well as peaking their interest more.

Mrs. Forget
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP - Pavilion TouchSmart 15.6'Touch-Screen Laptop - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - Silver/Sparkling Black • Best Buy for Business $589.99 1 $589.99

Materials cost

$589.99

Vendor shipping charges

$23.60

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$652.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.14

Total project goal

$767.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$767.58

8 Donors

-$515.00

Donations toward project cost

-$440.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.00

match offer

-$249.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$212.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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