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Ms. Shepherd from Mesa AZ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Color Our World

Help me give my students a color printer to add pizazz to their unit presentations.

  • $470 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach gifted and talented 3rd-6th grade students at three different Title I schools. Title I means that at least 40% of the students qualify for free lunches. My schools have 55%-79% of their students qualifying. My students come class to receive gifted enrichment services once a week. This service includes problem solving design units like detective skills, including crime scene investigations for third grade, simple machines for fourth grade, computer coding and video game design for fifth grade, and robotics for sixth grade. This type of education is called STEM which stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These units will definitely encompass all four areas. These units require my students to create presentations used to share their learning with experts in any given field.

My Project

At the end of each design unit my students are involved in a culminating project which requires reflecting on their learning and creating a way to present that learning to experts in the field. These presentations allow the students to shine. They are able to show their learning by teaching their newfound skills to others. Presenting to professionals in their field provides opportunities to converse in the language of the project. This color printer will add color and pizazz to their presentations and allow my students to feel like the professionals that they are. I have no doubt my students will go far, and practicing professionalism is necessary for this to occur.

Ms. Shepherd
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP - LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw Color Wireless All-In-One Printer - White • Best Buy Education $339.43 1 $339.43

Materials cost

$339.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$398.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.37

Total project goal

$469.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$469.16

8 Donors

-$439.75

Donations toward project cost

-$377.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.21

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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