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Mr. Valencia from Winston Salem NC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Students in Learning Through Technology

Help me give my students a camcorder with a tripod, a digital microscope, a QBall throwable microphone, and a wireless speaker

  • $1,106 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach a lively group of 23 eager learners at public school where 100% of students receive free or reduced-priced lunch. All my students come from low socioeconomic status families who believe in education as the tool that holds the promise of a better future for their children.

My students come every day to school with the attitude to learn and have the aptitude to become successful productive citizens of this country.

It is my goal to provide them with the best quality education.

Collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking are key skills that I explicitly and implicitly teach to my students. They work hard every day to grow holistically while displaying these skills that will prepare them for life.

Please consider supporting me and my efforts to provide this group of scholars with the best educational experience.

My Project

Teaching and learning are enhanced and student engagement increases when technology is used in all subject areas. When in the past I used a microphone, for example, for the students to read aloud, they were more engaged and wanted to improve their reading expression by listening to themselves and peer-to-peer feedback.

The QBall throwable microphone and wireless speaker that I am requesting will make reading more fun and students will be more eager to read as they wait for their turn to pass the ball around to listen to themselves and correct each other's reading.

The camcorder will allow them to see and listen to themselves while showing their skills. It will also allow me as a teacher leader to record lessons and share with others through social media and within my school.

Finally, the microscope will give us a tool to observe cells and microorganisms that my students have not been able to explore with a hands-on approach because we don't have one.

Thank you for considering a donation to my project as an investment in the future generations that will lead this country.

Mr. Valencia
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
OMAX 40X-2000X Digital LED Compound Microscope with Built-in 1.3MP Camera and Double Layer Mechanical Stage Compatible with Windows and Mac • Amazon Business $299.99 1 $299.99
Video Camera 4K Camcorder AiTechny Ultra HD Digital WiFi Camera 48MP 16X Digital Zoom Recorder IR Night Vision 3.0" IPS Touch Screen with Microphone, Wide Angle Lens, LED Video Light, 2 Batteries • Amazon Business $242.99 1 $242.99
Qball Throwable Microphone - 2.4Ghz up to 75 ft range • Amazon Business $199.00 1 $199.00
TREBLAB HD55 - Deluxe Bluetooth Speaker - Impeccable 360° HD Surround Sound & Best Bass, Great For Office, Travel & Beach Parties, Waterproof IPX4, Loud 24W Stereo, Portable Wireless Blue Tooth w/ Mic • Amazon Business $66.97 1 $66.97
AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49

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