You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. Curley from Charlotte NC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology for Hands-On Learning in Elementary Classroom

My students need 2 laptop computers to improve literacy and mathematical thinking and problem-solving. Our school is a start-up public charter school with no computers.

  • $824 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Think. Thank. Thunk. Everyday I issue this challenge to my 4th graders, and they love it! We use our critical thinking skills every day to solve math problems and to analyze nonfiction and fiction literature. With technology, students can become so much better prepared for 21st century challenges!

We have a diverse set of students in our class of 21.

They come from varying ethnic backgrounds, including African American, Latino, and White/Caucasian. They are so curious! They are so supportive of their peers and are eager to learn from each other. These students and their parents chose to attend our start-up public charter school because the larger local public alternatives fall short of educating the whole child: socially, emotionally, and academically. 100% of our students have access to technology at home, but in our school there is no funding for technology of any kind to support their in-class learning. Most of them are already "techno-savvy," and will begin benefiting immediately from having access to the Internet in the classroom.

My Project

Each day as we learn during Reader's Workshop and Math Workshop, students enjoy a mini-lesson from the teacher, followed by collaborative, small-group learning. They may choose (or sometimes are assigned) to work at 1 of 4 different learning stations. With your generous support, I would like to establish a permanent technology station in my classroom: one where students can go to practice literacy skills during Reader's Workshop, or math skills during Math Workshop. Additionally students will benefit from being able to use word processing to publish final products of their creations during Writer's Workshop. This technology will not only increase student output by increasing student efficiency; it will deepen student understanding by giving them access to Internet-based tools that challenge their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

Having access to technology at school will deepen student understanding by giving them access to Internet-based tools that challenge their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

Your donations will have a direct impact on the future competitiveness of the U.S. as we develop the skills needed by students to perform in the 21st century. Since the students presently have access to technology at home, replicating this capability at school will link students to their teacher and to each other.

Read More

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Curley is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gateway LT41P04u 10.1-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Silky Gray) • Amazon $306.51 2 $613.02

Materials cost

$613.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$47.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$700.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$123.54

Total project goal

$823.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$823.58

7 Donors

-$449.00

Donations toward project cost

-$392.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.25

match offer

-$361.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$307.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Charlotte","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2251131],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1193341,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/technology-for-hands-on-learning-in-elem/1193341/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":21,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Curley","authorIds":{"2251131":{"owner":"Ms. Curley","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1193341],"proposalHash":"-509448084","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":376538,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjI1Mzc0NA==","MjI1MzA4Nw==","MjI1MzE2Nw==","MjI1NDY0Mw==","MjI1MzEzMA==","MjI1MTEzMQ==","MjI1NDcxNA==","MjE3MjE2Nw=="],"teacherId":2251131,"schoolCounty":"Mecklenburg","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}