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Mrs. DeLong from Bay City TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology for Growing Minds

Help me give my students Chromebooks to support their desire to learn about the world around them.

  • $2,316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Inquisitive and sympathetic are two words I'd use to describe my first graders this year. They ask so many questions and genuinely want the answers. They are trying to sort out their understanding of the world and how they fit in it. With a class of 21 students, that includes 8 English language learners, providing them with all of the answers they want has been a real joy and challenge.

First graders are by nature sympathetic, but this group of children, due to last year's Hurricane Harvey is also very empathetic.

The experience for some of being displaced from their homes, losing treasured items, illness from exposure to mold, or just the fear of forced evacuation, has broadened their global view. When they hear about natural disasters or accidents in general they show a concern that is endearing and speaks about the individuals that they will someday become.

My Project

Chromebooks will make the world more accessible to my children and allow for growth in their educational skills. The Chromebooks and headphones we've requested will allow them to access programs like Lexia, Starfall, ABCya, Renaissance reading and math, Xtramath, and ActivInspire so they can create their own products/projects.

What I'm most excited about though is the chance they'll have to research and learn about the world around them.

The students will have many opportunities to conduct research and create projects to support their learning. And instead of me always providing them with the answers to their questions they can access answers for themselves. One answer always creates another question and with the Chromebooks they'll be on their way.

Mrs. DeLong
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dell Chromebook 11 3180 11 6 Celeron N3060 4 GB RAM 16 GB SSD • CDW-G $228.67 7 $1,600.69
Google Chrome Education License - Perpetual • Best Buy Education $24.80 7 $173.60
10 Sony Headphones (BUY 9 GET 1 FREE) • Best Buy Education $134.90 1 $134.90

Materials cost

$1,909.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$28.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,967.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$347.26

Total project goal

$2,315.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,315.09

1 Donor

-$463.02

Donations toward project cost

-$393.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.45

match offer

-$1,852.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,574.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$277.81

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$0.00

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