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Ms. Walker from Philadelphia PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Digital Literacy 102: Creative Learning by Playing Games

My students need the board games Monopoly, The Game of Life, Payday, Triple Challenge Board Game, and Daytrader to allow them to put into practice the financial literacy skills they are learning.

  • $285 goal

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My Students

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela

A typical day in my classroom can be challenging when my students lack basic needs such as pencils and sharpeners.

I would like to provide my students with the materials that they need to be successful.

My school is a Title I school with 100% of our students receiving free breakfast and lunch. My students live in an inner city school where basic needs are difficult to meet, and, therefore, they cannot always focus on learning to the best of their ability. As a class, we need so much and need to let our creative juices flow.

Although we might not come in with a lot of background, my students have a love of learning, and learn best when they are presented with material in multiple ways. I feel that it is important to give them access to different resources and activities to help to meet their individual needs. Many of my students have challenges such as learning disabilities, lack of English proficiency, or being hearing and visually impaired. Assignments have to be more specialized in order to meet their needs.

My Project

Children learn by playing games. Educators sometimes forget that as they grow older, children can still learn and apply the skills they have learned by playing games. And students often forget that while education is not always about fun and games, they can still have fun while learning.

Games such as Monopoly, Payday, Life, and Daytrader will help students to practice the digital literacy skills they are learning from the books they are reading.

They will be successful in the games to the extent that they earn, save, and invest their money wisely. These are very practical skills that every student needs to know, and students will have fun as they learn.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Daytrader: A Financial Board Game • Amazon Business $38.39 2 $76.78
The Game of Life - Amazon Exclusive • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Payday • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Monopoly Classic Game • Amazon Business $14.79 2 $29.58
Triple Challenge Board Game; Sharing, Saving and Spending; Making Smart Money Choices by Financial Footsteps • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
Monopoly Millionaire "The Fast-Dealing Property Trading" Board Game • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69

Materials cost

$208.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$241.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.64

Total project goal

$284.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$284.28

1 Donor

-$284.28

Donations toward project cost

-$241.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.64

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$0.00

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