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Ms. w. from New Caney TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Y.E.S. Kindergartens Can SKYPE 2

My students need a laptop computer to SKYPE, a table, an iPad docking station, plus 2 mice and rechargeable batteries.

  • $839 goal

This project expired on October 15, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students want to be a part of the global classroom known as Skype. Please help me introduce my very deserving students to a world they will never know without the latest technology.

Our rural school is located in a small, South East Texas town.

We serve a very diverse group of low socioeconomic students. Despite challenges like language barriers, hunger, violence and homelessness, our community wants the best for all our struggling learners. Hard economic times have left us without the financial resources we need to obtain the latest technology.

My Project

My students have a very limited view of life outside our small town. Many of them have never traveled more than 50 miles from their homes. Having the ability to Skype will allow me to share places, people, and cultures they otherwise would never get to experience. A Laptop to Skype would also allow us to connect with people they otherwise wouldn't be able to connect with. For example, the first thing I'd like to do is set up an author visit via SKYPE. Unfortunately, our district does not have the resources for a real face-to-face visit. The opportunity to interact with an author would inspire my students in so many ways. We also need a docking station to charge our iPad and batteries for our Leapsters. The students love computer day, but we can't have computer days if our iPads and Leapsters are dead. We need a table to take our computer to.

Recent budget cuts have left our school without the money for enrichment experiences that were once an important part of our curriculum.

Please help me introduce them to Skype and the world that is outside waiting for them.

Ms. w.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 46 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ822OB - 24" x 48" Table • Lakeshore Learning $169.00 1 $169.00
Dell - 15.6' Inspiron Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Obsidian Black • Best Buy $349.99 1 $349.99
Belkin Wireless Travel Mouse mouse • Best Buy $18.99 2 $37.98
Duracell - Precharge Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries (4-Pack) • Best Buy $17.99 3 $53.97
Griffin A-Frame - iPad docking station • Best Buy $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$660.93

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$712.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$125.80

Total project goal

$838.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$838.64

2 Donors

-$713.00

Donations toward project cost

-$623.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.00

match offer

-$105.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$89.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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