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Mrs. Sugden from Concord CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Turning 5th Graders into MacBook Pros

My students need a MacBook Pro with two protective cases, earphones, and VGA adaptor cord for classroom presentations.

  • $1,319 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2015.

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My Students

In an age where adults are virtually addicted to technology, our students crave an education which exposes them to the variety of technological experiences that will prepare them for the future.

My students attend 5th grade at a Title I school in a high poverty neighborhood Many of my students come from single parent homes.

At our school, more than 65% of our students receive a free or reduced cost lunch. Students eat breakfast, snack, and lunch at school. If they attend our after school program, they also receive an after school snack and supper. We work tirelessly to ensure that all of the students needs are met while they are physically at school. Unfortunately, for many of our students, that may be the only time when their needs are fully met. My students do not have a great deal of experience with, nor access to, technology outside of school. Students need to learn to use technology ethically and effectively and school is the only place where that can happen.

My Project

We are requesting a MacBook Pro with a protective case and connector cables so that it can be connected to an LCD projector. My students currently have access to one iPad per 4 students. We use the iPads to create group projects in iMovie and other programs. The MacBook Pro, along with the other materials we are requesting, will allow my students to present their projects It will give them a place to edit and save their projects. This will increase our effective technology use tenfold. Groups will be able to cycle through the MacBook station to put finishing touches on their projects. Groups will take turns presenting their finished projects to the class using the adaptor cables. The protective cases for the MacBook is extremely necessary as it will be handled by 10 year olds. We need two protective cases as the device will be used both after school and during school and the device color will indicate whose projects need addressing. The earphones are for teacher editing time.

My classroom is increasingly becoming a technology centered learning environment.

This device and these materials will continue to push my students forward into the technological world. Please consider funding this important project. My students will be increasingly their abilities to work different types of technology as well as working on their presentation skills. Thank you for your consideration.

Mrs. Sugden
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch MD101LL/A Laptop - Core i5 4GB RAM and 500GB HD with Built-in SuperDrive • Amazon Business $901.95 1 $901.95
Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter MB572Z/B • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
APPLE New 100 % OEM High Quality Earphones with Remote and Mic Control Bulk Packing • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
iNeseon Pro 13 Case,2 in 1 [Frosted Series]Ultra Slim Rubberized Hard Case Cover and Keyboard Cover for Apple MacBook Pro 13/13.3 Inch Aluminum Unibody with CD-ROM Drive Model:A1278,NOT for MacBook Pro 13 with Retina Display(Purple) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
iNeseon Pro 13 Case,2 in 1 [Frosted Series]Ultra Slim Rubberized Hard Case Cover and Keyboard Cover for Apple MacBook Pro 13/13.3 Inch Aluminum Unibody with CD-ROM Drive Model:A1278,NOT for MacBook Pro 13 with Retina Display(Turquoise) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
AmazonBasics Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to HDMI Adapter • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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