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Mrs. Milne from Chicago IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology to Support Diverse Chicago Student's Literacy Skills!

My students need 15 Chromebooks and printing essentials to improve their literacy skills!

  • $3,305 goal

This project expired on January 16, 2018.

This project expired on January 16, 2018.

My Students

My students are both your typical middle-schoolers, and yet unique in many ways. They come from an extremely diverse neighborhood in the north part of Chicago. Many students are second-generation immigrants who were born in the United States but have parents and family from all over the world. This unique circumstance exposes students to many types of cultures and backgrounds, and also offers students a chance to learn about the world directly in their own community. It also challenges students in many ways, such as learning a second language.

The economic background of my students is also extremely varied.

As with cultural backgrounds, the varied economic backgrounds provide students with a distinct experience, but can also offer challenges for some students. Many students are provided with resources, however, several others have much higher needs for support.

In general, public education is at risk regardless of location. Chicago Public Schools has experienced an extreme dip in funding at a state level that has been discriminatory, but also incredibly detrimental to student learning. Extra support for resources will help close the gap to allow students in our diverse community a fair and equal education.

Thank you in advance for your support!

My Project

In our increasingly technological society, the use of electronic tools is now essential to learning. Students of today must grow and improve their literacy skills of reading and writing in a traditional way, but also through the use of computers. The requested 15 Chromebooks are a perfect tool to assist students in learning research skills, writing skills, and overall proficiency with technology.

In our classroom, the Chromebooks will be used for online practical experience, research, communication, and most importantly: WRITING!

With the use of Chromebooks, it is also my goal to allow students to display their work through actual printed products. The printer ink and printer paper will both be used so that students can edit, share, and exhibit their work. Overall the Chromebooks, printer ink, and paper will all be invaluable tools to support my students grow in their writing.

Thanks so much for your support!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 2GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Black • Best Buy Education $169.99 15 $2,549.85
Brother Printer TN660 High Yield Toner Reseller 2-Pack • Amazon Business $108.99 1 $108.99
Staples Multi-Purpose Inkjet and Laser Printer Paper, Copy and Fax, 8.5" W x 11" L, Letter Size, 96 Bright White, 20 lb. Density, 2500 Sheets 5-Ream Case (1147484) • Amazon Business $39.48 2 $78.96

Materials cost

$2,737.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$41.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,808.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$495.68

Total project goal

$3,304.55

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

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