I'm consistently amazed by the generosity of those around me. My school didn't win the Microsoft/Bing Challenge. But my classroom will be getting some new books and it looks as though we will also get a laptop for the room to use, which I'm very excited for because I've tried to develop a website for students to use as a resource.
If you were one of the kind people who have been voting for my school and have donation coupons, my project is now listed. www.donorschoose.org/harmsworldhistory
Most likely this project will be funded in the next day or so and I have convinced other teachers at Roosevelt High School to also post projects. I'm glad that even though the Riders didn't win the money, they will have something to show for their efforts!