Before winter break, Twitter exploded with the news that Donors Choose had lined up one of their sellers that was going to sell Chromebooks to teachers for $99. Clearly, I was interested. When I heard that you could have your donation matched by the Donors Choose board of directors with a match code (INSPIRE), these already super-affordable Chromebooks became even more affordable. However, finals happened, then winter break happened. And I still hadn’t put together my Donors Choose project.
Well, finally it happened and I put my project together. The project was reviewed and went public on January 2. I was hopeful to have a decent chunk of the money donated by January 9th, when the match code deal ended. Needless to say, I was blown away when I learned that my project - about $1000 - WAS FULLY FUNDED IN TWO DAYS!!!
I am so incredibly blessed to have such a supportive family and set of friends. I was hopeful my project would end up being supported, but I was absolutely blown away by the generosity of my people! My students will have an opportunity to do some amazing work in the classroom thanks to these 8 Chromebooks - yes, stories of it will get shared here. Here’s a hint of what part of their use will look like.