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Ms. Ovalle from Chicago IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Critical Literacy Digital Storytelling

My students need a Chromebook, an iPad, and accessories to complete and disseminate critical literacy digital storytelling multi-media movies to encourage kindness, understanding, and empathy.

  • $1,071 goal

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My Students

"Every social justice movement that I know of has come out of people sitting in small groups, telling their life stories, and discovering that other people have shared similar experiences."

~ Gloria Steinem

As diverse students with disabilities, it is important that my students share their experiences and successes to inspire others through digital storytelling. My students are energetic and fun inner-city high school students. My students have a range of disabilities including learning disabilities, visual impairments, autism and intellectual disabilities. A majority of them are also English Language Learners. My students show greater enthusiasm when they participate in multi-sensory learning activities and use technology.

My school is located in a large, urban city. Of our 3,100 students, 94% are low-income, 10% of the students have disabilities, and 8% are English Language Learners. More than 75% of my particular students are low-income, have disabilities and/or are English Language Learners. I teach my students not to let their personal home situations, English Language Learner status or disabilities hinder their academic or social-emotional growth.

My Project

My students will use the Chromebook, iPad, and accessories to create and disseminate critical literacy digital storytelling multi-media movies. Their projects will encourage kindness, understanding, and empathy. As they study inequality in education through various topics, they will make personal connections to their own lives or communities and creatively express stories of encouragement.

My students have disabilities and overcome personal and academic obstacles on a daily basis; they have inspirational stories to share.

As they work on critical literacy skills, they will serve their community by participating in digital storytelling through creating technology-based projects/videos that they can share with their families, elementary school pen-pal buddies, and/or peers. Topics will include but are not limited to the following: Teamwork through Special Olympics, Mental Health Awareness, and Anti-bullying.

Ms. Ovalle
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with WiFi - 32GB - Gold • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
HP - 2-in-1 11.6'Touch-Screen Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 32GB eMMC Flash Memory - Gray • Best Buy Education $310.56 1 $310.56
Apple - USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter - White • Best Buy Education $69.00 1 $69.00
Kensington Hi-Fi Headphones with Mic - headphones with mic • Best Buy Education $24.56 2 $49.12
Apple - Smart Cover for Apple iPad and iPad Air 2 - Midnight Blue • Best Buy Education $39.99 1 $39.99
VisionTek - 5-Device Charging Station - Black • Best Buy Education $30.17 1 $30.17
MEDGE - Protective Case for Apple 9.7'iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 - Black • Best Buy Education $19.72 1 $19.72
Rocketfish? - 12-Outlet/2-USB Surge Protector Strip - Black • Best Buy Education $17.99 1 $17.99

Materials cost

$866.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$909.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$160.51

Total project goal

$1,070.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,070.05

2 Donors

-$999.46

Donations toward project cost

-$858.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$140.92

match offer

-$60.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$51.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

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$0.00

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