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Ms. Maraviglia from New York NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Funding an Overhead is Over My Head. :)

The cost of an overhead projector is $198, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $198 goal

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I am a fifth grade teacher in District 5 in Harlem where more than 90% of the children at my school receive free/reduced. Although I still love my chalkboard, I am in dire need of an overhead for my classroom in order to display and write notes in a more organized and timely fashion for my students. I thought that overheads were a staple supply in every classroom, but unfortunately they are not. An overhead relieves some of the chalk dust issues that seem to inhabit classrooms like mine that have permanent dust, despite how many times you sweep, spray and Swiffer it all away. In addition, an overhead also allows me to view the class while explaining a lesson, instead of having to keep turning around to face the black board in order to write down notes or other important information. I have also found that several students in the fifth grade have trouble seeing my writing (no matter how big or neat,) because it is blurry on the chalkboard. Most importantly, an overhead is the most time efficient way to convey information to my students. I can put transparencies of maps, graphs, notes, pictures, etc. directly on it, aiding visual learners much more appropriately. I also enable myself to be more mobile so that I can check to make sure the children understand the information in which I am engaging them. Thus, an overhead for my classroom would be an extremely valuable device.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
3M Model 1608 Overhead Projector • Highsmith Inc. $128.48 1 $128.48

Materials cost

$128.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$161.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.55

Total project goal

$197.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$197.50

1 Donor

-$186.24

Donations toward project cost

-$162.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.32

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$0.00

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