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Ms. Preston from Chicago IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Visualize Art and Become Inspired

Help me give my students a new short throw projector to replace our old washed out one.

  • $1,906 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Chicago Public School in a neighborhood that serves 351 Pre-K through 8th grade students. Many of our families are low income English language learners, and we also have diverse learners as well as a deaf and hard of hearing population.

Art class is a safe place for these children to tell their stories.

They learn to express themselves and to think creatively in a classroom where many of the lessons have a theme of tolerance, peace, and embracing diversity.

Our school is dual language PK-3rd grade so students are learning through English and Spanish, even in the art classroom! We have also become a STEAM school, and are working to integrate art in all subjects school wide. They are so excited to finally have visual art back at their school, and love coming to art class!

My Project

This projector will give students an interactive way to look at art, artists, content, and even virtual field trips when it is safe to return to the classroom.

Social distancing and health and safety rules will prevent us from gathering on the carpet in front of the projector, and will require students to space out further back in the classroom.

We also have students with vision loss or spacial requirements for wheel chairs. Our current projector is so washed out the artwork we view is nearly impossible to visualize.

How can students learn about and become inspired by the masters and contemporary artists when they can't see the vibrant colors of Pop Art? Or the brush strokes of Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh? How can you learn about colors when you are missing an entire part of the spectrum?

Ms. Preston
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson - EpiqVision Ultra LS300 Smart Streaming Laser Ultra Short Throw Projector with HDR and Android TV - White • Best Buy Education $1,566.37 1 $1,566.37

Materials cost

$1,566.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$23.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,619.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$285.86

Total project goal

$1,905.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,905.73

2 Donors

-$1,278.82

Donations toward project cost

-$1,087.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$191.82

match offer

-$626.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$532.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.04

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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