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Mrs. Wooten from Dolton IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Game Based Assessment

Help me give my students resources that engage them during the assessment process.

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income, high poverty school district, my students are faced with many challenges, both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, clever, and very spontaneous.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

We know that students love games. Many of our students love games so much it disturbs their sleep. We also know that students hate assessment. An assessment has become a dirty word for most students, teachers, and parents alike. This project aims at assessment through the use of games. Another goal of this project is the use of critical thinking when working within a collective group to enhance what a student knows and can use what they have learned in their future.

Ideally, students will work together and independently to not only show what they know but analyze how to strengthen their metacognition.

Through the use of games, I will be able to collect data (pre-assessment, during learning, and post-assessment) to determine how to best meet the needs of my students.

Mrs. Wooten
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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
Learning Resources Lights and Sounds Buzzers, Game Show and Classroom Buzzers, Set of 4, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $16.60 4 $66.40
Redlek Spinning Prize Wheel Small 12 inch Spinning Tabletop Color Prize Wheel | Dry Erase Marker & Eraser Included | Mini With Sturdy Stand And Bearing | For Kids Carnival Classroom Game Circus Casino • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Fun Express - Scratch Reward Cards - Stationery - Cards - Note Cards - 48 Pieces • Amazon Business $8.89 2 $17.78
Dirza Fly Swatter - Long Handle - More Thicker Weight up to 1.09 OZs/One -Durable - Colorful Pack of 5 • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Punch Card for Classroom Kids Rewards 208 Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
16" Rainbow Color Party Pack Inflatable Beach Balls - Beach Pool Party Toys (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Bulk Large 20-inch Inflatable Beach Balls Pack of 6 Summer Beach & Pool Party Supplies, Beach Ball for Kids Toddlers Boys Girls, 4E's Novelty • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Punch Cards Kit 215 PCs Incentive / Chore / Responsibility / School Attendance / Homework Progress Tracking Card (3.5" x 2") with Hole Punch • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
LoveInUSA Punch Craft Set, 10 Pack Hole Punch Shapes Hole Punch Shape Scrapbooking Supplies Shapes Hole Punch Great for Crafting & Fun Projects • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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