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Mrs. Solis-Vega from Bridgeport CT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Water: Right or Privilege

My students need 20 Amazon Fire 7 Tablets with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black for virtual science experiments. My students are of limited resources and do not have access to technology.

  • $1,917 goal

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My Students

My students are young whose first language is not English. While they are learning English, I teach science in Spanish. Many of them come with large academic gaps and need to have access to technology. Most are highly intelligent and talented, but do not have the economic resources to access technology. They come to this country with a great desire to learn. Those who have a good academic background, contribute greatly to the class with their active participation and at the same time excite others in wanting to learn as well.

My Project

It is very difficult to teach science, when you do not have a laboratory room, much less with technology. Most of my students do not speak English, and many times they feel discouraged to give their best. However, once you have the facility to use technology, they may feel more committed to continue attending classes with the encouragement that they will have the technology that will help them acquire English, at the same time learn science and be able to develop all the scientific skills necessary to succeed academically.

Therefore our students will have the opportunity to use this equipment to facilitate the search for information, due to their scarce economic resources.

We will also be promoting group work and critical and analytical thinking in this project.

Students will be use this equipment to access virtual lab activities where they can help them have an authentic educational experience.

For example, they can keep a record of observations and data in these 20 tablets, which can be easily transferred among themselves. Students that are working in a group can share information through email, google classroom and other applications. It will be a useful tools for them goals.

I'm also requesting a document camera that could help me to give the best lesson. It also allows me to handle information in less time, so that more material can be learned in class.

Mrs. Solis-Vega
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black • Staples Advantage $49.99 20 $999.80
AVerVision U50 USB Flexarm Document camera • CDW-G $167.87 1 $167.87
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted, 14/Pack (1951636) • Staples Advantage $26.99 3 $80.97
Staples Black Scientific Calculator • Staples Advantage $2.62 30 $78.60
Westcott Kleencut Kid's 5" Blunt Scissors, 12/Pack • Staples Advantage $19.69 2 $39.38
Elmer's School Glue, 4 oz. • Staples Advantage $1.19 25 $29.75
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 24/Pack • Staples Advantage $7.29 4 $29.16
Mr. Sketch Scented Watercolor Chisel Tip Markers, 12-Color Set • Staples Advantage $5.03 4 $20.12
Post-it Notes, 3" x 3", Assorted Colors, 18 Pads/Pack (654-14+4YWB) • Staples Advantage $19.99 1 $19.99
Elmer's Glue-All, 7.6oz. • Staples Advantage $1.69 10 $16.90
Staples Curved Desktop Copyholder, Black • Staples Advantage $13.99 1 $13.99
ACCO Economy Jumbo Paper Clips, Smooth, Jumbo, 100/Box • Staples Advantage $2.29 5 $11.45
Staples Magnetic Bulldog Clips, 2 1/4" Width, 1/2 Capacity, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.49 2 $10.98
Pacon Blank Flash Cards, Assorted Colors, 3" x 9", 250/Pk • Staples Advantage $10.49 1 $10.49
Elmer's Glue Sticks, All-Purpose, 30/Pack • Staples Advantage $8.97 1 $8.97
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Green, 12/pk (80004) • Staples Advantage $8.81 1 $8.81
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Blue, 12/pk (80003) • Staples Advantage $8.81 1 $8.81
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Red, 12/pk (80002) • Staples Advantage $8.78 1 $8.78
Post-it 'Sign Here' Message Flags, 1/2" Wide, Assorted Colors, 120 Flags/Pack (684-SH) • Staples Advantage $5.99 1 $5.99
Post-it Flags, 1/2" Wide, Assorted Colors, 140 Flags/Pack (683-4AB) • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$1,575.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$23.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,629.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$287.55

Total project goal

$1,916.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,916.99

1 Donor

-$1,916.99

Donations toward project cost

-$1,629.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$287.55

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$0.00

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