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Ms. Q. from Oakland CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Color to Ms. Q's Class

Help me give my students colorful projects and learning opportunities! We need a new printer as well as ink for our old one in order to use fun and exciting visuals in class.

  • $556 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hello! I am entering my 2nd year of teaching in an Autism program. I am delighted to report that last year's start to the program was very successful! Donors were able to supply the class with essential supplies that allowed myself and classroom aids to provide support for our students.

I am supporting 12 students who have Autism and/or Intellectual Disability.

In our class, my students work on modified academics, social skills, daily life skills, functional skills, as well as emotional regulation. We are a diverse class in a big middle school! My students are energetic, strong willed, and hard workers. We are excited for another awesome year!

My Project

As a special education teacher, you learn to explore all the different ways to meet your students needs. At times, the workload is daunting and the steps to bring in fun and creative learning paths can be huge obstacles when you do not have all the wonderful resources at your hand.

At this time, our school has very limited paper, printers, reliable copy machines, and ink to supply the teachers.

I make a lot of my own materials to differentiate instruction and I need reliable resources to do this. As a special education teacher I am required to print Individual Education Plans (IEP) and other reports when I have annual meetings to discuss my student's progress. Teaching becomes a bigger challenge when I do not have access to reliable printers and copy machines.

A new HP printer and ink for our old printer, will allow me to print curriculum, IEPs, and other visual resources. With the new HP printer, I can enroll in InstantInk, which helps people save money on ink and delivers ink to you. This program is such a relief because current ink cartridges for my classroom printer cost up to $60+! With a new color printer and more color ink, I can create academic materials and print IEPs without any headaches.

Ms. Q.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson T288XL-BCS Black High Capacity and Color Standard Capacity Ink Cartridges, C/M/Y/K 4-Pack • Amazon Business $58.99 5 $294.95
HP OfficeJet 4650 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready (F1J03A) with Instant Ink Prepaid Card for 50 100 300 Page per Month Plans (3HZ65AN) • Amazon Business $104.89 1 $104.89

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