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Ms. Trendell from Houston TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

GoPro-fessional Engineering Projects and Presentations

Help me give my students a GoPro camera, digital drawing tablet, printer and label maker to help create professional-looking Engineering and Cyber Forensic projects.

  • $814 goal

This project expired on February 2, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students have chosen to attend our small, public, college-prep school because we appeal to their high degree of curiosity and desire to make learning hands-on. We have been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School and have ranked in the top 50 high schools nationally.

What is not evident in these acknowledgments is our students come from inner-city neighborhoods, are 98% minority, 85% economically disadvantaged and many have learned English as their second language.

We don’t have a football team, a school band, or many activities that larger high schools have. Our students choose to focus on academics and constructing their path to a four-year college and beyond.

My Project

All our students take AP courses and choose one of two career pathway interests: Cyber Forensics or Engineering. In their senior year they present a Capstone Project to their peers, teachers and community members.

When we began the Capstone Project we realized that our young people needed stronger skills in delivering presentations: oral delivery, creation of written documents and visual presentations all needed stronger support starting in ninth grade.

To address this need we provided additional reading, writing and speech classes in the freshman and sophomore year. Additionally our art program has enhanced our students' design proficiency and has added photography to its offerings. As these students rise into their junior and senior years we would like to provide them with the technology to make the most of these necessary skills and help them demonstrate their conceptions and creations around engineering and cyber forensic practices.

Projects that have been presented in the past few years include developing and launching a rocket, designing a pedal generator from a discarded bicycle, and performing a forensic analysis of footprints through casting and digital mapping. Imagine how we can "up our game" as our young people record their underwater robotics trials, experiment with a "night light vest" for evening bicycling, and document the steps in configuring a credit card sized computer.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GoPro HERO7 White - action camera • Best Buy Education $199.99 1 $199.99
Brother Genuine High Yield Toner Cartridge, TN660, Replacement Black Toner, Page Yield Up To 2,600 Pages, Amazon Dash Replenishment Cartridge • Amazon Business $53.99 2 $107.98
Brother HL-L2300D Monochrome Laser Printer with Duplex Printing • Amazon Business $89.98 1 $89.98
Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet, with Free Creative Software Download, 7.9"x 6.3", Black (CTL4100) • Amazon Business $69.48 1 $69.48
GoPro Adventure Kit - action camera mounting kit • Best Buy Education $49.99 1 $49.99
Brother Genuine P-touch, TZE2312PK, 1/2" (0.47") Standard Laminated P-Touch Tape, Black on White, Laminated for Indoor or Outdoor Use, Water Resistant, 26.2 Feet (8M), 2-Pack • Amazon Business $24.98 2 $49.96
Brother P-touch Label Maker, Versatile Easy-to-Use Labeler, PTD400AD, AC Adapter, QWERTY Keyboard, Multiple Line Labeling, White • Amazon Business $41.54 1 $41.54
SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSD UHS-I Card with Adapter - 160MB/s U3 A2 - SDSQXA2-064G-GN6MA • Amazon Business $30.88 1 $30.88
Wacom Intuos 4 Standard Nibs 5 pk • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
AmazonBasics USB 2.0 Cable - A-Male to B-Male - 10 Feet (3 Meters) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

Materials cost

$651.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$691.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.95

Total project goal

$813.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$813.01

1 Donor

-$542.01

Donations toward project cost

-$460.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.30

match offer

-$271.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$230.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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