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Mrs. Sperlazza from Thomasville NC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology Today; Prepared Employee Tomorrow

Help me give my students a class set of Chromebooks to meet their needs & to prepare for life after high school!

  • $1,707 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I currently teach 9th-12th graders following the Occupational Course of Study. This means that in addition to academics, my students are focusing their time in school on preparing for life after high school.

All of my students have unique learning needs, but through hands on learning opportunities in the classroom & community, my students are better prepared to become active citizens in our community.

All of my students participate in jobs around our school and in the community as part of their requirements for graduation. We work daily on improving reading comprehension, writing, and basic mathematics. We also practice interviewing skills, completing job applications, cooking, cleaning, and money management; the real stuff!

My Project

Please help me provide my students access to the individual technology they deserve! Currently my students have to travel to check out Chromebooks within the school building which ultimately takes away from instructional time due to many of the students struggling with unstructured changes to our daily schedule.

My students need to be able to access a variety of programs daily in order to improve their reading, writing, math, and vocational skills.

Having access to Chromebooks daily would not only support my students' daily academics, but would also help them access more programs to help them reach their Individualized Education Plan goals, as the majority of them perform significantly below grade level.

My students not only use Chromebooks to support their learning needs, but they also use them to create a work portfolio that they can take upon graduation to obtain competitive employment. We spend time alot of time on Chromebooks building resumes, practicing completing job applications, participating in mock interviews, and learning to navigate online job searches.

Mrs. Sperlazza
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Chromebook 3 & Google Chrome Mgmt License • Best Buy Education $259.99 5 $1,299.95

Materials cost

$1,299.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$101.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,450.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$256.03

Total project goal

$1,706.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,706.88

16 Donors

-$1,066.00

Donations toward project cost

-$906.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$159.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$640.88

Match offers toward project cost

-$544.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.13

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$0.00

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