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Mrs. MacLeod from Castro Valley CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brain research shows: Lessons in Color are Far More Effective

Help me give my students an HP Laserjet Pro Color Laser Printer to teach colors and other adjectives and to brighten up our lessons overall.

  • $426 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a large, public high school, the only high school in the city. As a result, they are a diverse group of students, reflecting the diversity of ethnicities and socio economic groups in our Bay Area city. My students are studying Spanish as an elective, and as such are enthusiastic about the subject because they had five languages to choose from and they choose my course. The majority of my students are first-year Spanish students who are often learning for the first time about cultures outside of that of the United States.

Students come in with no background in the language or the culture of the 22 countries where Spanish is the official language.

Students work daily to become global citizens while learning the basic vocabulary and structures of the language.

Our school community is blessed with parents who are involved and committed to the educational system, so my students are normally very invested in their studies. Parents are generous with their time and support. I want to reciprocate that spirit by providing students with the best classroom experience I can.

My Project

Anyone who has watched the Wizard of Oz knows how much more vibrant and interesting the world is when everything is in color instead of black and white. Educational brain research has proven what we already all know in our hearts: we feel more strongly about things we see in color. We learn those things faster and we remember those things longer.

I want the students in my Spanish class to connect to the Spanish Language and Culture in vivid color.

I want to use a color printer to show students that the Spanish-speaking culture is as bright as our own.

Mrs. MacLeod
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 167 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP Laserjet Pro M281fdw All in One Wireless Color Laser Printer, Amazon Dash Replenishment Ready (T6B82A) • Amazon Business $299.99 1 $299.99

Materials cost

$299.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$361.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.87

Total project goal

$425.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$425.81

1 Donor

-$241.29

Donations toward project cost

-$241.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$141.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$120.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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