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

Clearly Needed: A Projector for Text!

Help me give my students a projector that clearly projects text for modeling!

  • $821 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am privaleged to serve Oakland's finest students!

Economically disadvantaged, but rich in character and intellect, the students of our middle school achieve strong results despite the fact that they are located in one of the most impoverished and underserved areas of Oakland.

They accomplish this via hard work, perseverance, and the belief that education is the key to choice and, ultimately, equality. Last year, the students in my 8th-grade class exceeded 70% proficiency, well above the district, city, and state average outcomes.

My Project

Every day, my students and I engage in complex grade-level text. This is despite the fact that many of my students begin the year well below grade level. This is made possible via modeling strategies to engage said text such as Reading for Purpose and Reading for Understanding. Additionally, both of these strategies are reliant upon annotation. Unfortunately, our technology is a little behind the times. The document camera and the projector that I use do not project the text clear enough to be seen by all, especially those who are seated in the back of the room and/or those who have vision challenges.

Mr. Cilono
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Casio Core XJ-V2 - DLP projector - portable • Best Buy Education $602.99 1 $602.99

Materials cost

$602.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$55.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$697.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$123.04

Total project goal

$820.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$820.24

1 Donor

-$820.24

Donations toward project cost

-$697.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$123.04

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$0.00

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