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Ms. Rister from Columbia SC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Crafting and Creating for the Community

Help me give my students a sublimation printer to create products in our class maker space for project-based learning and community service initiatives.

  • $370 goal

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My Students

At the beginning of each class period, voices in unison recite our classroom creed: "Today is a new day! It has been given to me! I can positively use it, or negatively abuse it. The choice is simple - it is all up to me!"

I teach at an inner-city middle school where 95% of our students come from low socioeconomic households.

As such, many students do not have access to the types of technology being proposed to utilize in this project. The school has piloted a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) initiative for our students. Our purpose in STEAM education is to increase student engagement by transforming the typical teacher-centered classroom through greater emphasis on student-centered curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, and exploratory learning.

My Project

Each semester my students complete community service learning. Most of our projects are done for the elderly members of our community and children that are hospitalized long term at our local children's hospital. My students are in need of a sublimation printer to create projects in class for service-learning projects.

Service-learning allows students to learn more about their personal motivations, practice academic material outside of the context of the classroom and testing, develop critical thinking skills while solving real-world problems, and to think about problems and social issues in new ways.

Ms. Rister
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson WorkForce WF 7710 Wide Format All in One Printer • CDW-G $178.19 1 $178.19
INKXPRO XPRO V Empty CISS for Cartridge T252XL Workforce WF-3620 WF-3640 WF-7110 WF-7610 WF-7620 WF-7710 WF-7720 WF-7210 (for Sublimation use only E252XE) • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Sublimation Ink Heat Transfer Printing for Refillable or CISS, Compitable with C68 C88 C88+ WF-3620 WF-3640 WF-3540 WF-3520 WF-2630 WF7710 WF7010 WF7110 WF7210 WF-2760 XP-430 WF-2650 WF-7610 WF-7620 • Amazon Business $23.59 1 $23.59

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