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Ms. M. from Philadelphia PA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students Interact With History!

My students need an LCD projector and speakers to help them to experience history interactively.

  • $765 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most people will tell you they remember history as a dry, boring subject. I want my students to have a different experience by living history, by viewing it as the vivid, colorful, loud, and all around exciting story it really is.

I teach high school history in a poverty and violence stricken urban neighborhood.

Many of my students deal with unstable home lives, poor nutrition, and the deaths of loved ones to gun violence. And yet, they come to school every day, willing and even excited to learn, ready to make the best of everything and to meet their academic challenges. My students are vibrant people: they are creative and extremely active, so having the tools for an active and creative learning experience is essential.

My Project

Having multimedia capabilities in my history classroom is essential in working with such active, vibrant students. Not only will they experience the sights and sounds of history through multimedia presentations and interactive websites, but they will also create projects of their own that will allow them to further interact with history, while learning valuable real world technology skills at the same time. Using computers already available in the school, they can create multimedia presentations of their own to show to the class. By teaching each other, they will become experts in much greater depth than they can as passive learners; by creating their own montage of historic photos and music, images and sounds, they will become immersed in history at a whole new level.

By donating to a multimedia projector and speakers for my room, you will give my students one more tool they need for success.

If my students can have the opportunity to experience history and share their interpretations of it creatively, they will be better equipped with the knowledge base and critical thinking skills required for college, the presentation and technology skills needed for successful careers, and hopefully even a love of learning to last a lifetime.

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Ms. M.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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19 donors19 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EPSON EX31 MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR -- EPSON EX31 Digital LCD Multimedia Projector • Quill $549.99 1 $549.99
LOGITECH SPEAKER SYSTEM Z313 -- Logitech Z313 Speaker System • Quill $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$599.98

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$649.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.70

Total project goal

$764.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$764.68

19 Donors

-$760.27

Donations toward project cost

-$649.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$110.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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