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Mrs. Shaffer from Poland OH is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Doodle With a Purpose

Help me give my students resources like markers and pens for colorful sketchnoting!

  • $281 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from middle-class suburbia. We're located in a small town in northeast Ohio where Friday nights mean walking to the local cafe after school to enjoy a chocolate chip cookie and football. It's a town steeped in tradition, and our kids attend school in the same building that William McKinley graduated from and Ida Tarbell taught in.

Our buildings are (literally) historical markers.

And while this is amazing, it is often not conducive to learning and playing sports in 2018. Our athletes and students are adaptive and embrace the uniqueness of our school.

My Project

Sketchnoting is not just doodling. Nor is it just a prettier version of notes. Research shows that students and adults who take visual notes are more likely to retain new information.

Sketchnoting allows students to supplement written notes with drawn images to reinforce a key concept or connect ideas.

My goal is to teach students to sketchnote so that they can synthesize information so they have yet another study skill in their arsenals.

In January, my students are participating in a Google Hangout with a sketchnoting expert who will teach my students the basics of this strategy. These markers and pens will help my students get started with sketchnoting and will be available to use during class.

Mrs. Shaffer
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 400 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 16 Bold Colors, Great for Classroom, Educational, All-Purpose Art Tools, 256 Count • Amazon Business $45.53 1 $45.53
Paper Mate 2003997 InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 36 Count • Amazon Business $39.89 1 $39.89
Crayola BIN8210 Non-Washable Classpack Markers, Fine Point, 10 Colors, Pack of 200 • Amazon Business $39.88 1 $39.88
AmazaPens Gel Coloring Pens - 40 Pack Super Glitter | 150% More Ink Than Other Sets | Best for Adding Sparkle to Your Adult Coloring Books and Art Projects • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
How to Sketchnote: A Step-By-Step Manual for Teachers and Students • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Gel Pens for Adult Coloring - Passion Planner, Bullet Journal, Coloring Books for Adults - 30 Rare, Unique, Bold Colored Pens that POP - Archival Quality. 150% More Ink - Create 2.5X's More Art • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Gel Pens by AmazaPens - 24 Colored Pens - 40% More Ink - Glitter, Neon & Pastel. Superior Quality Coloring Pen. Best Gift for Adult Coloring Books or a Child Who Loves to Draw, Write or Color. • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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