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Mr. H. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Motivating Students To Become Independent Learners

The cost of an NEC(R) VT37 LCD projector is [price], including shipping and [fulfillment].

  • $1,115 goal

This project expired on August 21, 2006.

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I would love to be blessed with an LCD projector. My middle school is mostly being instructed in the lecture whole group model with limited success, even though we do have four computer labs that I could sign up for and utilize quite often. With an LCD projector, I could readily model and guide students more as a facilitator of acquiring knowledge. I would utilize sites like which has scaffolded lessons that resemble video games on everything from grammar to decimals. I have utilized these sites with phenomenal success with one or two students at a time but with a class of thirty I would need a projector to effectively guide them. Day to day teaching would be done using the projector hooked up to my laptop and internet, while studying volcanoes I would click on websites displaying flowing volcanoes like Hawaii and exploding volcanoes like Mt. St. Helens. The most exciting component of utilizing technology for learning would be them giving research presentations to the class. Teaching the students to discover knowledge where ever and whenever they want and then creating a research report utilizing graphics, video, and sound bytes with a simple click of the wrist. Teaching in the 21st century must heavily involve technology which resembles everyday life of cellphones, computers, videogames, MP3's, and videos to effectively motivate students to be independant learners.

Mr. H.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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NEC(R) VT37 LCD Projector • Office Depot Inc. $795.00 1 $795.00

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