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  • $922 goal

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Mr. Tom
Grades 6-8
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

21st Century Science

My students need to be more excited and engaged in school, and my answer is gamifying my classroom.

My Students

My students come from a wide variety of backgrounds but share a passion for learning. True to the definition of the word collaboration, my students work together to achieve a common goal making real-world connections.

Stepping into the new, Next Generation Science Standards, our students need to be prepared for college and careers.

Collaboratively learning through inquiry-based, hands-on activities provides that platform. Middle school students are curious and want to learn by solving problems as they develop methodologies to do just that.

My Project

Tired of your traditional science class? Need something fun that will make you excited to go to class each day? Well turning the classroom into a game is the answer. With the purchase of these project materials, my students will be able to engage in a classroom that is more interactive and will give them the opportunity to progress in the game/classroom.

Gamifying the classroom takes a lot of time and planning but is well worth it when students of all abilities take ownership in their progress.

This takes up extra time in the classroom but the materials requested will save ample time so the focus can be on the learning. Students are rewarded daily using stickers to advance to the next level within the classroom. Checking work or tasks in class has traditionally been done by writing scores on a class list and then entered into a computer. To maximize my time, an iPad will prevent the extra step and allow me to enter scores real time to communicate quickly with families. Also with compatible software, I will be able to interact with the SMART Board in the front of the classroom, from anywhere within the class.

Enhancing and decorating to correlate with my theme is essential to transforming the classroom into an adventure. The requested motivational quotes and decals will add to the theme and encourage students. Maximizing the available work space is challenging so purchasing a stand alone laptop desk will free up space in the classroom. Lab demos and equipment that I have wanted to increase engagement and excitement, like the digital thermometer and elephant toothpaste, will be sure to make a lasting impression. The laminator, pouches and pencil sharpener are essential classroom supplies that my students need to complete assignments.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad with WiFi, 128GB, Space Gray (2017 Model) • Amazon Business $417.00 1 $417.00
Delicol 2015 New Multifunctional Adjustable Removable Computer Laptop Stand Desk Working Table (black walnut) • Amazon Business $79.00 1 $79.00
Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System (TL906) • Amazon Business $39.23 1 $39.23
Elephant Toothpaste Elementary Chemistry Kit - Materials for up to 5 Groups • Amazon Business $37.85 1 $37.85
X-ACTO SchoolPro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy Duty, Blue/Grey • Amazon Business $25.97 1 $25.97
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack (TP3854-200),Clear • Amazon Business $25.21 1 $25.21
Awesome Assortment: SuperSpots® & SuperShapes Stickers Variety Pack, 5100 Stickers • Amazon Business $11.82 2 $23.64
Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun -58℉~ 716℉ (-50℃ ~ 380℃), Yellow and Black • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Rockbirds LED Flashlight, A100 Mini Super Bright 3 Mode Tactical Flashlight, Best Tools for Hiking, Hunting, Fishing and Camping (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
C&E Mini Displayport to VGA Cable Adapter for Apple Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac, Macbook Air, and Mac Mini • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70

Materials cost

$680.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$62.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$782.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$138.17

Total project goal

$921.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$921.11

4 Donors

-$459.67

Donations toward project cost

-$392.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.45

match offer

-$459.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$390.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 210 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Genentech, Inc. and 4 other donors.

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