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Ms. W. from New Haven CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drawing our Way to Success

Help me give my students the ability to write and draw on their iPads to document their learning.

  • 3 donors
  • $473 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our inner-city students come from various backgrounds, and English is not always their native language. They come to school wanting to learn, and they work hard because school is the safest place for a lot of them. We are a Title I school where 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

When working in the Discovery Lab, it’s about applying creative thinking and design skills to transform our STEM projects to STEAM projects, encouraging students to imagine all the possibilities when their creative thinking meshes with engineering.

Going from a STEM school to a STEAM school is an important transition to show students the role art plays not only in the design process but in everyday life throughout our world. It's also about engagement.

When students enter my lab, excitement builds because they know they have challenges that they need to face like engineers, scientists, and many other creative professionals do in the real world. Students love working with their hands to create something or solve a problem. Our school is a wonderful place to learn because of the environment created by the staff. We show our love of learning to our students.

My Project

Having the ability to document your learning with technology is a skill that any student from grades K - 8 who walks through the doors of the Discovery Lab can benefit from! My students need a stylus that they can use on their iPads to help them draw and label their thinking. Sometimes it's difficult to explain your thinking in words, but with labeled drawings, students can show what they've learned. This is extremely helpful for our Special Education students and our students with limited English skills.

Showing what you've learned in a lesson is pivotal to student success.

They need to summarize what they've learned in a way that prove they understand the content of the day. When students are in the STEM lab, they need to use a stylus to draw out their design and show how concepts work. The best part about having these stylus' is that they can be used in not just the lab with me, but teachers will be able to borrow them to use in their classrooms!

Ms. W.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Stylus pens for ipad Pencil, PONY Capacitive Pen High Sensitivity & Fine Point, Magnetism Cover Cap, Universal for Apple/iPhone/Ipad pro/Mini/Air/Android/Microsoft/Surface and Other Touch Screens • Amazon Business $12.21 30 $366.30

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