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Ms. Balke from Pawtucket RI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Enhancing Learning with a Projector

My students need a projector so they can experience a more interactive learning environment.

  • $432 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a small high school that focuses on community engagement and community involvement. One of my goals as a teacher is to empower my students to become change-makers in their communities. Our school also focuses on educating every young person who comes through our doors as a whole person, not just as a student. I care not just about whether my students can support their claims with evidence but also whether they go on to lead healthy, happy lives. I know that their academics and their wellbeing are also intricately connected; their daily wellbeing affects their capacity to learn.

My students inspire me.

They advocate for causes they care about at the state house, participate in science programs at local universities, and enact ambitious projects that spark conversation at our school around important topics like domestic violence, racism, and mental health. They step out into their communities to enact change on a weekly basis.

My Project

A projector will enhance my students’ learning in all kinds of ways. I can show them videos to make their learning more interactive, I can display the directions for a particular class activity so that students can see the directions in addition to hearing them, and I can project graphs and images to analyze as a class. A projector will also help us stay organized, as it will allow me to project important information like our daily agenda, essential question, learning objective, and homework.

A projector is also an essential tool for students to share what they are learning with one another.

Since I teach science, students are often actively engaged in hands-on labs, and a projector makes it easier to share data and results. We can project class-collected data in spreadsheets so we can analyze that data together. Students can make PowerPoint presentations to share lab results or research findings with the entire class. They can share videos that they have made with the entire class.

Ms. Balke
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 80 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Optoma X341 3300 ANSI Lumens XGA DLP 3D Projector • Staples Advantage $331.42 1 $331.42

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