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Mr. Arsenie from Chicago IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's All About Them Apples

My students need a solid, heavy duty, modern computer to power our smart board and edit video and photo projects in our AP and IB Environmental Science classes.

  • $1,827 goal

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My Students

My students are natural born scientists and explorers. They just don't know it yet! They are inquisitive, they want to learn, they're analytical, they crave new learning experiences, want to search for meaning and truth, share their own stories and become agents of change to make the words a more verdant place. And it is my job to facilitate and give them access to the knowledge and the skills they need to get the answers and purpose they seek. We, like many public schools struggle with purchasing new supplies, especially technology, and we must then rely on your generosity to fill in the financial and ultimately learning gaps that allow us to get the technology, experiences and opportunities our students need to grow into passionate academics and global citizens.

My Project

My AP and IB students are required to learn and process a lot of content and skills throughout their course. Most of these projects and studies fall in two categories: empirical data collection via data logging software and probes for labs and experiments and secondly, artistic, content based projects that tap their creative, service-learning side. One such project they will be planning are One-Minute Wonder videos that students create on topics related to Environmental Science and finally 3-5 minute fully-edited "EcoStories" videos that groups create to bring attention to a topic or issue also central to the study of environmental science. This computer will compliment the existing fleet of two other Macs we have, as well as our class camera we previously received funding for. With these mics and wind covers students can now take movie making outside with their phones. This will allow them the power to create, edit and present their videos.

Thanks to you and the access to a big screen computer will expose the students to a modern, contemporary way to access their creative and empirical side, as well as power our in class smart board.

This process of planing, creating and editing their videos or projects will be empowering students through art and allow science and its concepts to be meshed visually. It also creates a digital stage to potentially showcase a community service message, and show technological applied skills (i.e., data logging, coding, computer science, etc).

Mr. Arsenie
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Apple - 21.5'iMac (Latest Model) - Intel Core i5 (3.4GHz) - 8GB Memory - 1TB Fusion Drive - Silver • Best Buy Education $1,499.99 1 $1,499.99

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