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Ms. Laird from Denton TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology Challenge

My students need headphones for the classroom computers and a Chromebook to access district programs.

  • $256 goal

This project expired on December 6, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever been engaged with a new learning program only to find that the headphones for that computer is having technical difficulties? The Internet is full of opportunities for our students and a simple fix for this particular classroom would open that door.

These determined students are the type that are eager to learn and need the resources to make this happen.

They hit roadblocks when it comes to using technology at home, so they come to the classroom hoping for these opportunities. These students love to reach out to the new and improved activities that are available and will challenge each other to previous learned activities. This particular school is listed as Title 1 and lacks some resources for all students. We have the ability of using a school shared computer lab, but only for a short period of time. We have computer programs that will aid in developing all levels of learners. We also have teacher specialists that aid in students that need that extra push.

My Project

We have some computers in each classroom, but we lack the ability to engage in learning programs because the students don't have the ability to hear or interact with various programs. The headphones would allow each group of students to engage with several district set programs, as well as some activities that will allow groups of students to present their learning visually and audibly. We have used the typical cardboard style presentations with pictures and cutouts, but the Chromebook will allow students to present facts and information through Educreations, create a video using the computer capabilities and even watch videos that will extend their learning on SchoolTube.

Donations to fund headphones and a chromebook will further develop the student's access to the ever changing technology that is happening in our world.

A teacher can only engage a student to a point. A teacher can add extensions to a student's learning by simply adding bits and pieces of what a computer can provide to them. A short movie clip, an online game, or even connecting to another classroom across the planet will aid in the eagerness for a student to learn.

Ms. Laird
Grades 3-5
More than half of 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
Acer - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 2GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Moonstone White • Best Buy Education $162.99 1 $162.99
Koss KPH 7 - headphones • Best Buy Education $4.30 5 $21.50

Materials cost

$184.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$217.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.34

Total project goal

$255.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$255.60

1 Donor

-$255.60

Donations toward project cost

-$217.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.34

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$0.00

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