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Mrs. Roy from Philadelphia PA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology for the Future

My students need these 20 computers and charging station to be able to access Internet resources and textbooks and to write and submit assignments.

  • $5,002 goal

This project expired on July 14, 2016.

This project expired on July 14, 2016.

My Students

On a typical day in my classroom, my students are exploring science and writing through small group and independent writing projects. Getting my students to be technologically proficient and to be able to apply those skills is my goal, despite the under-funding of our school.

My students are bright and curious.

Our school is a small neighborhood public school with a caring climate. Most students here do not have the technology at home to complete the type of rigorous, in-depth projects their peers in the suburbs are required to do. At this time, we do not have that technology in the school, either. These supplies will help put my students on more equal footing with students in surrounding districts.

My Project

I am requesting 20 Chromebooks and a charging station. Students will use the laptops to type essays, go on the Internet to conduct research, put together PowerPoint presentations, and record data for tables and graphing using Google Drive and Google Classroom. They will work independently and in groups. In this way, they will improve their comfort level with technology and classroom assignments. And, at the end of the day, the laptops will be put back in the cart to charge overnight. The laptops will replace much of the paper we use in class.

It does not make sense for my students to continue writing and recording data on paper, when all the work of this type they will do as adults will be electronic.

By using computers for classwork, they will adopt knowledge and skills that they can transfer to other settings. Most of my students do not have the technology at home and therefore have no other place to acquire these skills.

Mrs. Roy
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Lenovo Ideapad 100s-11 Chromebook Laptop • Staples Advantage $179.99 20 $3,599.80
Balt Mobile Locking 20-Unit Laptop, Chromebook, & Netbook Charging & Security Storage Cart, Gray/Black Frame, 50 3/4"H x 32 3/4"W x 19 1/4"D • Staples Advantage $559.00 1 $559.00

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