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Mr. Hess from Dorchester MA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology for 21st Century Learning

Help me give my students a chance to compete with their peers in more affluent communities. These children do not have access to laptops and that causes gaps in learning that are very difficult to overcome.

  • $8,776 goal

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My Students

Hello prospective donor! thank you for taking the time to read about my students. We are an inner-city school that faces many of the challenges one might imagine. We are a trauma-informed school due to the high number of students who have experienced trauma in their life. Many of our students come from single-parent homes and are required to care for younger siblings. We are a 100% free lunch school and we have a yearly coat, hat & glove drive to get our students prepared for winter.

I am their math teacher and many of our students are behind by several grades.

Like most children, they are very tech-savvy and the reality of our situation is that we are lacking adequate technological resources.

My Project

The 21st-century workplace is computer-driven. Therefore, a 21st-century school needs to match that. Many of my students come from low income, trauma stricken neighborhoods. Their school does not have the resources to effectively engage them at a technological level. They are not learning safe, responsible computer skills and are not able to access curriculum specifically designed to help fill in the educational gaps. They need to be taught how to create on the computer. How to graph, create slideshows and power point presentations, learn how to work in excel. We need computers to do accomplish that. Please Help the leaders of tomorrow.

Mr. Hess
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 75 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LocknCharge - Carrier 30 Cart • Best Buy Education $1,739.00 1 $1,739.00
Dell Chromebook 3100 - 11.6' & Google Chrome Education License • Best Buy Education $275.00 5 $1,375.00
HP - Stream 14'Laptop - AMD A4-Series - 4GB Memory - AMD Radeon R3 - 64GB eMMC Flash Memory - Royal Blue, Frosted Blue • Best Buy Education $242.98 5 $1,214.90
HP - Stream 11.6'Laptop - Intel Atom x5 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC Flash Memory - Vertical Brushed Pattern, Diamond White • Best Buy Education $226.10 5 $1,130.50
Dell - Inspiron 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 32GB eMMC Flash Memory - Black • Best Buy Education $202.00 5 $1,010.00
Dell - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Black • Best Buy Education $170.00 5 $850.00

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