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  • $450 goal

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Mrs. Cumbers
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Technology Masters with a Netbook

My students need a laptop to use technology in reading, writing and math to start off the new year.

My Students

Technology anyone? My students don't have technology in the classroom and would love to say they do.

My students are in first grade.

They attend a diverse economic school with approximately 400 students. Almost half of them are lower income students, which means they receive federal funding to pay for their breakfast and lunch. I have found that using laptops in the classroom during reading, writing and math periods will motivate them to learn each and every day. In today's society kids need to learn in a different way and a laptop is certainly the way to do it.

My Project

We currently do not have any laptops in our classroom. There is a computer lab at our school, but we can only access it for 30 minutes per week. My students could work on a laptop each morning after their Daily 5 work is done to keep the learning fresh and on-going. This can also motivate them to work as they know they will use the laptop when they are finished with their independent work. We can also use laptops for writing projects during Writer's Workshop. Having this resource will help the children publish writing pieces and will also allow them the daily drill and practice they need in reading, writing and math. If we had 1 functioning laptop in our classroom, that would ultimately provide the extra support needed in reading, writing, and math activities. Thankfully, this will keep the learning going for many years to come.

In all honestly, in the world we live in, you have to be up to speed in technology.

If not, you are one undesirable step behind. If we want our children of the future to be prepared as well as those who came before them, we need to use laptops daily in the classroom. I can't say it enough...Technology engages the child and it is a valuable tool that each and every child should be lucky enough to have.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gateway - Laptop / Intel Core?i3 Processor / 15.6' Display / 4GB Memory - Satin Black • Best Buy $329.99 1 $329.99

Materials cost

$329.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$381.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.40

Total project goal

$449.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.34

4 Donors

-$449.34

Donations toward project cost

-$381.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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