Crowdfunding the Google 9th Grade Starter Kit
We would very much like every 9th grade student to receive a Google Chromebook and the following items:
The teacher will bust the class into 6 groups, each tasked with creating their own crowdfunding effort using 6 different crowdfunding websites (indegogo, kickstarter, etc.)
That means each group would only need to crowdfund between $1,500. We are sure that any area small business would be more than happy to chip in $300 to help educate our children on 21st century technology. Find another 4 surrounding businesses who could do the same thing, and the group's crowdfunding effort is complete. The method of contacting each business is left up to the group. There may also have to be coordination between the groups so that the same businesses are not contacted more than once.
The bottom line is that either way, no matter what happens, it's good for the local businesses, it's good for the community, it's good for the school, it's good for society, and it's good for the students.