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Mrs. Weiss from Chicago IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Technology to Bridge the Achievement Gap

My students need 3 classroom Chromebooks to enrich the learning that is already happening in class!

  • $802 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students deserve the same opportunities as students in neighboring schools and districts! They have great potential! Many of my students have personal struggles and tragedies to deal with outside of the classroom. School is a safe place for them, and the majority of students love being here!

My students deserve technology to enrich the learning that is already taking place in the classroom!

We no longer turn the pages of a textbook to learn math. In today's math classroom, teachers work hard to meet the needs of all learners. By having access to technology, we can close the achievement gap by making sure each student has access to resources at his or her own level. This is why I turn to DonorsChoose to advocate on their behalf!

My Project

Most of my students do not have access to computers at home. A walk to a nearby library is not an option. We currently have a limited set of Chromebooks thanks to previous projects! Hooray! We are trying to achieve a 1:1 ratio of students to technology so that all students can participate in an online classroom and graphing STEM activities at the same time!

This STEM project for additional Chromebooks will provide my students with access to the same online resources as students in other schools to help close the achievement gap!

I can better differentiate instruction by assigning different online activities to students based on their ability. Online access helps add enrichment for the higher-level students, intervention for the lower-level students, and allows me to work with a small group for reteaching the current concept.

We use the Google suite of apps to enrich learning through Google Classroom, Google Forms (surveys/questions), and shared project files. We use Google Translate features for all notes, assignments, and online activities for ESL students. We use online graphing tools, such as Desmos, so that students can plot, graph, and interpret functions.

We use the Chromebooks to enrich the learning that is already happening in the classroom!

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

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23 donors23 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP Chromebook 11 G5 Education Edition 11 6 Celeron N3060 4 GB RAM • CDW-G $213.83 3 $641.49

Materials cost

$641.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$681.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$120.20

Total project goal

$801.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$801.31

19 Donors

-$541.01

Donations toward project cost

-$460.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.85

Matching donations from our partners

-$260.01

Match offers toward project cost

-$221.01

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.35

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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