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Ms. Lancaster from San Francisco CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Biology Reboot: In Need of a Tech Upgrade

My students need a document camera.

  • $1,121 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine a teacher dissecting a frog on a lab table. Now add in 30 students crowded around, peeking over their friends' shoulders, perched on chairs nearby so that they can see just a little bit better what exactly the teacher is doing.

My students are an amazingly diverse group of urban Californian students who have been undereducated by the public school system.

When they enter our school, they have some of the lowest test scores in the district. However, we push our students to accomplish big things. I have students who have turned in nine page lab reports as freshman! They may not be perfect papers, but they're really wrestling with the big scientific ideas.

My Project

Lots of lab activities require students to learn techniques or see things up close. A document camera will allow me to project images and dissections onto a large screen so that my students can see things more easily. Instead of having a one-time view partially blocked by someone's head, they'll have a clear picture that they can continue to refer to as they complete their labs.

A document camera will allow my students to have a clearer visualization of proper lab techniques and easier access to diagrams and dissections that will help them understand scientific concepts.

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Ms. Lancaster
Grades 9-12
  • June Jordan School For Equity
  • San Francisco, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elmo Teacher s Tool TT 02RX document camera • CDW Inc. $760.50 1 $760.50

Materials cost

$760.50

Vendor shipping charges

$76.05

State sales tax

$69.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$952.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$168.10

Total project goal

$1,120.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,120.65

4 Donors

-$1,118.88

Donations toward project cost

-$952.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$166.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

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$0.00

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