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Ms. Secrest from Norfolk VA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Big Impact: Supplies for Small Groups

My students need three tripod whiteboards, dry erase markers, and erasers to learn both academic and teamwork skills.

  • $256 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in one of the following courses: reading remediation, English 11 or Advanced Placement English Language and Composition. These courses emphasize reading, writing, listening and speaking. Some students will be skilled in all areas; however, other students may need assistance in one or more of the areas in order to pass the class.

With graduation only a year away, my students set and achieve short-term goals in order to obtain the long-term goals of the college or career of their choice.

Some students focus solely on academics, and other students participate in extra-curricular activities, work a part-time job or are parents to young children. Because I've taught 9th grade in previous years, I know the strengths and areas for improvement for many students this year as I've taught them before. They are a fun, hardworking and intelligent group!

My Project

This project will help students with academics and social skills. In terms of academics, students will use the whiteboards to show their brainstorming during assignments. Students can make compare/contrast diagrams or cause/effect charts. Each group member can write their analysis of a text on the whiteboard. Because it is a whiteboard, students can easily erase and update ideas.

More than just academics - working in small groups allows students to learn the fundamentals of teamwork.

While working in groups, students will use a rubric that focuses on group dynamics, so they can learn to take turns, listen to each other, and stay on topic. In addition to teaching students learning strategies and group skills, the whiteboard allows me to use less paper because the whiteboard can be used again and again.

Ms. Secrest
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VIZ-PRO Light Melamine Tripod Whiteboard/Flipchart Easel, 24" W x 36" L • Amazon Business $54.88 3 $164.64
Expo 81045 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Expo Block Eraser 81505 Dry Erase Whiteboard Board Eraser, Soft Pile, 5 1/8 W x 1 1/4 H-Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$184.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$216.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.29

Total project goal

$255.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$255.28

3 Donors

-$116.00

Donations toward project cost

-$108.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$127.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$108.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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