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Mrs. Carnahan from Porter TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning It Better in Color

My students need a color printer, ink, paper, and flash drives so they can print their science materials and projects in color.

  • $577 goal

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My Students

My students are phenomenal. We have a very average mix of ability levels, but what stands out about our kids is their determination and grit. This tight-knit group of kids is also extremely compassionate and generous. They worked hard last year organizing several supply drives and doing volunteer work to benefit their community.

They are inquisitive go-getters who are eager to be successful in life, despite any personal hardships they may have had to overcome.

Our school population is 65% economically disadvantaged, and 64% percent are Hispanic. Although our area is technically a suburb of Houston, much of our district is still very rural, and many of our students live in mobile homes and in flood-prone areas. Our school is a unique program in the district and is still pretty new. The students take college classes while still in high school and are able to graduate at the end of four years with an Associate's degree. We have an extremely limited budget that provides for most basic supplies that we need; however, we frequently don't have money for enrichment supplies that really help connect the students with the concepts we teach.

My Project

What's that part of the cell or the water cycle? Sometimes the kids can't tell because the diagram the printed out is in black and white. Science lives in color in the real world, so it should be in color in our classroom too! There are so many types of charts, graphs, and illustrations that we use to understand science, but they aren't so compelling when you are looking at them in black and white! For the most part, a lot of stuff that we do in the classroom is digital, but I'm trying to incorporate more hands-on posters and projects in class because they just make more of an impact sometimes. And for that, we really need a color printer!

Sometimes you just need to print stuff in color to understand it better!

I'd like to purchase a color inkjet printer and some ink so that my students can find or create the perfect image for what they are trying to demonstrate that they've learned in our science classroom. This will also allow me to print out materials and manipulatives for them in color. I would also like to purchase some flash drives so that they students can transfer their images to the printer because I won't be putting it on the school network. Students will also be able to utilize the printer if they need to print something in color for their other classes.

Mrs. Carnahan
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson Expression ET-3700 EcoTank Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer with Scanner, Copier with Black Auto-Stop Ink Bottle and Color Combo Pack Auto-Stop Ink Bottle • Amazon Business $391.97 1 $391.97
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB (5 pack) USB 2.0 Flash Drive Jump Drive Pen Drive SDCZ50-016G - Five Pack w/ (2) Everything But Stromboli (TM) Lanyard • Amazon Business $27.35 1 $27.35
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 92 Bright, 4,000 Sheets/8 Ream Case (113640C) Made In The USA • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Neenah Exact Index Card Stock, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 90 lb, White, 250 Sheets (40311) • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26

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