You are to prepare a proposal for your supervisor/principal supporting your request for computer equipment for your classroom. These documents shall support why you need the equipment and how it will be used. When you complete this assignment post all 3 documents to your website as Word and/or Excel files– proposal-letter.doc, proposal-list.doc, floorplan.doc or floorplan.htm.
Gathering information for this Section:
Visit a vendor, or from educational catalogs, choose the computer equipment and software you will need in your classroom. Show the cost of the computer hardware along with all equipment/software you will need to use it effectively in your classroom. The specifications should be detailed enough for the “purchasing agent” to know exactly what you want to buy.
Three Items to Submit:
1. Using the Personal-Business Letter (Only works properly on Internet
Explorer format (or make your own letterhead for your school), type a cover
letter to your supervisor/principal telling her that you are submitting this
proposal for new equipment for your classroom.
You need to justify the expenditure of such a large amount. The key here is that it aids “student
learning.” Save & post as proposal-letter.doc.
To see an example Equipment Proposal cover letter:
Melanie Atkins (Laptops) click Proposal-Letter.
Patricia Bias (Biology Classroom) click Proposal Letter.
2. Compile a list of
computer, computer software, and related equipment you would like to have in
your classroom. Assume you have a budget of $5,000 and this list is what your
school’s purchasing agent will use to purchase the equipment. Be specific about
the computer listing model number, amount of RAM, size of hard-drive, etc. List
the cost and remember your school is tax exempt. To see an example, click equipment proposal. Save
& post as proposal-list.doc,
To see an example Equipment List with specifications:
Chase Clemons (Social Studies Classroom) (Proposal-List)
Patricia Bias (Biology Classroom) click Proposal List.
I suggest you go to www.dell.com & click on the K-12 Education link. Unless you have a special need for laptops I would choose one of the desktop models. Go through the specification process to choose the processor speed, monitor, etc. Windows XP Professional is superior to the Home Edition. You can select software, but it is more expensive than purchasing a “site license” for the number of programs you need. Other equipment such as tables, chairs, overhead projectors, etc. can be purchased at Office Depot, Staples, etc.
Using MS WORD create a sketch of the floor plan for
your classroom showing the placement of the equipment and furniture. To see an
example of a floor plan drawn in WORD with the "Drawing" feature,
Save & post as floorplan.doc
For the visually impaired students, do not include this section - you only need the cover letter and the equipment list.
1. Open blank
document in Word