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Mrs. Talmage from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Capturing Art to Empower a Community!

My students need an iPad to digitally document and curate their artwork online.

  • $414 goal

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My Students

"I never thought I could make that!" This is what I've heard countless times this year from a range of students that initially started out the school year with low confidence in their abilities. Despite the struggle, I constantly encourage these students to believe in themselves regardless of what they've heard from others outside of the art room. I am an art teacher working in a low-income/high poverty inner-city school district. Although many of my students are faced with constant challenges both in and out of the classroom, I have experienced how creative expression and art making can be a vehicle for empowerment.

My middle/high school is newly developed, and until I took the art teaching position this year, the art program was close to non-existent.

With little funds to help build this program from scratch, I am needing to be especially resourceful. With your help we can help provide these students the artistic experience they need and deserve.

My Project

The vast majority of my students do not have access to the digital tools they need in order to achieve the highest level of learning possible in art class. In order to become a successful and productive 21st Century citizen, students need to learn how to utilize digital resources. With a class iPad available, students will learn how to take high quality images of their work and then be able to post online for the community to see.

This enables the community to easily observe what we are learning in class which promotes more support for the arts.

Students can learn how to successfully curate their work, and document the process of their growth in learning.

Mrs. Talmage
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Apple iPad with WiFi, 32GB, Space Gray (2017 Model) • Amazon Business $317.00 1 $317.00

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