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Ms. Saffar from Washington DC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Desperate for Technology, Isn't It Time!

My students need to be taught with cool technology tools such as a document camera which requires a projector.

  • $2,150 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach English as a second language for DC public schools. The school I work at is 100% free lunch. The students I work with are mainly from El Salvador. Some of them are separated from their families, and the rest who live with their families have very limited resources, but they love to learn and they are very appreciative to anything we give them at school (it could be something as simple as a sticker). Their families are hard labor workers, and they work for very long hours. They want the best for their kids and are also very appreciative to what we do with the kids at school.

I am also an immigrant to this country as well.

English is also my second language and that's how I connect to my students.

My Project

I have used document cameras at other schools and it's such a hook for students. They LOVE watching and reading everything I write and it gives them an opportunity to shine when they come up and write. The projector allows all students to see what's on the document camera in great detail from anywhere in the classroom. My goal is to have students publish 3 books each through out this year.

Writing is the hardest language domain to ESL students in general.

I found the document camera to be of great aid in class to teach writing! I know it's old technology, but students love the interaction. I allow them to zoom in or out so they can have some fun with it and they can't wait for writers workshop.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson - Home Cinema 3700 1080p 3LCD Projector - Gray/White • Best Buy Education $1,078.40 1 $1,078.40
Epson DC-21 Document Camera - document camera - with 2 years Epson Road Service program • Best Buy Education $592.99 1 $592.99

Materials cost

$1,671.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$100.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$25.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,826.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$322.37

Total project goal

$2,149.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,149.11

1 Donor

-$2,149.11

Donations toward project cost

-$1,826.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$322.37

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$0.00

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