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Ms. West from Madisonville TN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Environment Needs You (and Us!!)

My students need a Sony VAIO laptop and Lexmark printer ink to do research and record data for their environmental studies portfolio of keeping our planet clean.

  • $1,007 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How does it feel to make a real difference? My students want to do something about litter in our community. The way to do this is through hands-on learning: an ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN at a local park. However, we need a laptop computer to collect data and printer ink to complete our portfolio.

My 5th grade students love technology of all kinds, and they love to learn!

Hands-on activities that connect to the place we live our lives are especially exciting for them. However, it is very difficult to obtain funds for hands-on activities, as well as technology when we live in an area that has such a high poverty rate. Our unemployment rate is far above the national average, and around 70% of our students, school-wide, are on free or reduced price lunch. Most of my students have no access to computer technology or the internet at home.

My Project

My students would benefit greatly from having a laptop computer. We are planning to take a field trip soon to test water quality in a lake at a local park. I would like my students to be able to collect the data and analyze it on the computer using excel and other Internet resources. With the added benefit of the webcam on the Sony VAIO, they can capture their thoughts and activities as they work on our project. They could also create PowerPoint presentations to give reports about their findings. A laptop computer would allow them to record the data while we are there and to analyze and report it when we get back. Lexmark printer ink will allow them to print the products of their hard work to share with others.

Your generous donations would help my students see the damage done to our water resources and public land first hand.

Analyzing and reporting on the data they collect will make more of an impact on them than any other type of environmental information. Being able to use the Sony Vaio laptop computer will give the students an experience in hands-on learning and technology and tie in the eco-awareness that we are instilling in them. Please help us to make this project a reality for the students!

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Ms. West
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony VAIO E Series VPC-EH24FX/W - Core i3 2330M 2.2 GHz - 15.5' TFT • Best Buy $579.99 1 $579.99
Lexmark Cartridge No. 42 - print cartridge • Best Buy $22.99 5 $114.95
Lexmark Cartridge No. 43 - print cartridge • Best Buy $33.99 3 $101.97

Materials cost

$796.91

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$855.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$151.03

Total project goal

$1,006.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,006.89

3 Donors

-$773.21

Donations toward project cost

-$773.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$97.24

Match offers toward project cost

-$82.65

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$136.45

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$0.00

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