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Mr. Matthies from Flint MI is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology Out of the Classroom

Help me give my students portable technology to work on technology projects at home.

  • $1,185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day I greet my students with a high five or a handshake at the door. Students are eager to quickly enter our technology lab and begin the day's lesson. I have had previous students return to me, thanking me for preparing them for high school and they say I've done well.

My students are from an inner-city, and while they have many challenges in life, they are strong and willing to fight for their future.

They are in love with technology and my classroom is set up to inspire creativity. With some help, I can help them achieve incredible technology projects. My school has a wonderful, inviting, safe culture that welcomes all students and parents to join our learning journey.

My Project

My classroom is almost fully equipped to provide one-on-one, computer to child, technology lessons to my K-8 grade students. Students are taught keyboarding starting in 2nd grade and when two students must share a computer it’s difficult to keep them engaged and on task while one student waits, watching another student type. The additional Tablet/Surface Pro is very fast and gives students a different experience in terms of keyboard size and using the track pad, both experiences are very valuable for students to learn.

I have started rotating students through the Surface Pro/Tablet seats I have because students want the opportunity to use this new technology.

Students like how fast Surface Pro starts and like I stated earlier they enjoy using the track pad on the Tablet. I have taken away the mouse I had originally provided at the Surface Pro seats because students were so excited about using the track pad.

Because of your generosity students will continue to receive a fun and attention-grabbing lesson. My focus for K-2 students will be basic computer operation and internet safety. For my 3-8 grade students, we will use websites to enrich our learning.

Mr. Matthies
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3" Intel i5 8GB/256GB Tablet with Surface Pro Keyboard Bundle • Amazon Business $896.99 1 $896.99
URBAN ARMOR GEAR UAG Microsoft Surface Pro 6/Surface Pro 5th Gen (2017)/Surface Pro 4 Feather-Light Rugged [Black] Aluminum Stand Military Drop Tested Case • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99

Materials cost

$961.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,006.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$177.60

Total project goal

$1,184.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,184.01

2 Donors

-$685.94

Donations toward project cost

-$670.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$394.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$335.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$103.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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