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Ms. Maddaluno from South Boston MA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Make Our Art Class 3Dimensional!

Help me give my students access to the latest technology to spark a creative growth mindset!

  • $2,381 goal

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My Students

Making art and the act of creating is not only good for students' social emotional well being, but can help students problem solve and become better learners. Practicing artists will tell you that they rarely create great artwork without failing, revising, and experimenting with different techniques. An artist needs need to problem solve to create a product, sometimes an artist must start over. Learning how to fail and start again is essential to being an artist.

Developing a growth mindset is one of the best side effects of learning how to make art.

Students learn to fail, to erase, to try again in order to make something beautiful. I love exposing my students to media and materials they can access and create at home, but other times students need to see what is possible...

My Project

In visual art class, sculpture is an important component when learning how to create. Understanding space helps students observe and perceive the world differently. A 3D printer and a Mac laptop that can render files for students in a reasonable amount of time will help engage my students in both creating 3D sculptures, but will also build digital literacy skills and help prepare students for STEAM pathways that nurture the creative side of themselves.

An Industrial Design background and experience with creating things like CAD files, help students become better problem solvers, thinkers, and encourage a growth mindset.

Your donation will help my visual arts classes connect to other curricula and expose my students to unexpected ways of making art.

Ms. Maddaluno
Grades 6-8
Nearly all 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 200 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - Macbook - 12'Display - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB Flash Storage (Latest Model) - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $1,599.99 1 $1,599.99
XYZprinting - Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer - Blue • Best Buy Education $364.22 1 $364.22

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