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Mrs. Hovater from Springfield OH is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Colored Printing in a World of Black and White

My students need access to colored printers to fully maximize our ability to do studies involving PBL. With two printers, ink refills, and glossy paper, we could do this.

  • $392 goal

This project expired on January 26, 2015.

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My Students

Life isn't always in black in white, although our printing is. In our class, we complete novel studies that apply literature to real life problems occurring in our community. Having access to colored printing will help to motivate and encourage higher order thinking skills and greater final products

My students are extremely diverse.

Not only in culture, race, or religion; but also varied by grade level. I teach 9th, 10th, and 11th grade English at a school that is promoting the use of Problem Based Learning to inspire and engage students in ways that have never been achieved before. This style of teaching allows teachers to be innovative and spark creativity that students may have never used before in their educational experience. One way to further this process would be to have access to colored printing. At our school, all students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Despite this, some students still come to school hungry. When they are engaged, students thrive on using education and learning as a way to escape their troubles at home. It is my job as a teacher to sneak in a mixture of English and a sense that each student has an opportunity to a better life. In order to accomplish this to the best of my availability, I would love to have access to more resources.

My Project

We will soon be completing an extensive Problem Based Learning project in all three grade levels. These projects will ask students to challenge themes and notions in society that they perhaps had never knew to question before. In order to spark creativity and engagement in my 9th grade class, we will be creating books to go along with Lois Lowry's The Giver. Students will be tasked with the question: "If there is one memory in your life that you would never choose to forget, what would it be?" Our novel takes place in a society that is entirely in black and white-- where its inhabitants are unaware of the beauty that surrounds them. Often, people in our town feel the same way. My goal for this project is to show students that the most important times in their lives are best shown in color in a world that often sticks to the black and white. With the availability of color printers in our classroom, we can really expand our horizons and highlight the importance of individuality.

Our project will not only make a difference in our school community by having more resources, more importantly in my students.

Having a way to express themselves will allow my students to gain higher order thinking skills.

Mrs. Hovater
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson WorkForce WF-2540 - multifunction ( fax / copier / printer / scanner ) ( color ) • Best Buy for Business $79.00 2 $158.00
Epson - DURABrite - 200 Ultra Ink Jet Cartridge Multipack - Cyan/Magenta/Yellow - Cyan/Magenta/Yellow • Best Buy for Business $24.99 3 $74.97
Kodak - Photo Paper Gloss 100 ct • Best Buy for Business $13.11 2 $26.22
Epson - DURABrite - 200 Ultra Ink Jet Cartridge T200120 - Black - Black • Best Buy for Business $12.99 3 $38.97

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