Thursday, December 13, 2012

Chrome Book Classroom Project through Google and Donor's Choose

I have a unique opportunity for my classroom that I wanted to share with you. Google produces a small laptop computer called a Chrome Books.

What is a Chrome Books?
* Small laptop computer aimed at students
* Created by Google and Samsung 
* All web-based (no Apps or programs)
* 8 second startup 
* 8 hour battery life
* Very kid-friendly 

These are normally $250-450 a piece. However, until December 20 they are $99 for educators through a partnership with Donor's Choose (an online project based funding site for teachers). This week, I have written a grant (project) where I have requested 4 Chrome Books for my classroom. Donor's Choose provides a platform for teacher to post projects that require funding. Donor's Choose does not actually fund the projects. With miscellaneous costs, the total cost of the project is $508.16. This is a special deal only through December 20. For the cost of 1 Chrome Book, 4 can be purchased through this project with a little help from the public (individuals or companies). Most donors come from individuals or companies who think the project is worthwhile. 

This week only, Donor's Choose will match dollar for dollar until December 20 up to $100 per individual/company. This is a fantastic opportunity essentially making the project cost $250 if fully funded by December 20. To receive the dollar for dollar match individuals/companies must use this code at checkout: INSPIRE 

If you work at a company that is looking to make an end of the year tax deductible donation, please consider checking out my site on Donor's Choose. Donor's Choose is also open to individual donations in any denomination. This project is only available through December 20. This is a limited sale for educators only through the partnership of Google and Donor's Choose. Please feel free to pass this email onto others who might be interested in helping fund with this project. I know my students who greatly benefit from having 24-7 access to 4 Chrome Books every day. All donations are tax deductible. Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Stuart, great blog! i can get the youtube and chrome tiles working in MC on my PC but not on my TV? thanks Robert Free Phone Tracking Software


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