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Ms. Kastanaki from Temple Hills MD is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Literacy!

My students need a portable projector to scaffold their visual support for English language development. Having pictures, videos, and other learning materials projected larger on our wall will significantly increase my students' comprehension on learning objectives.

  • $556 goal

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My Students

My students are culturally and linguistically diverse. They come from multiple nations. Additionally, my students are working to overcome a range of social and economic adversities. They are joyful and love to learn yet do not have equitable access to 21st century learning tools.

My ESOL students are serious about learning although struggling to comprehend English Language.

Research tells us that lessons are more engaging when instruction employs more than one language domain, more than one learning style, and more than one media.

My Project

My district must prioritize its provision of technology for staff and students. Many resource teachers in my school lack projectors. Having a small space to facilitate ESOL instruction would allow me to use a small projector to illuminate visuals and to enlarge writing models. I would also be able to connect video clips that enhance our English language learning. Another benefit would be my students could display their work and presentations as they polish themselves through speaking tasks. Most of my students' only opportunity to engage with technology is at school.

A portable mini projector and a variety of connectors would provide me enough mobility to service my students with push in or pull out instruction.

Ms. Kastanaki
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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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 52 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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AAXA P300 Pico/Micro LED Projector with 60 Minute Battery Life, WXGA 1280x800 Resolution, 400 Lumens, HDMI, Mini-VGA, 20,000 Hour LED Life, Media Player • Amazon Business $339.99 1 $339.99
Lighting to HDMI Adapter Cable, 1080P iPhone iPad to HDMI Female Video Digital AV Adapter with Lightning Charging Port for HD TV Monitor Projector (White) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hard Case for AAXA P300 Pico/Micro LED Projector Hard Carrying Case Travel Bag. - Fits all Accessories. By Caseling • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Belkin 6-Outlet Power Strip with Circuit Breaker and 12-Foot Cord (F9D160-12) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Mini DisplayPort (thunderbolt) to DVI VGA HDMI 3 In 1 Adapter, Moniko DisplayPort Adapter for MacBook Air MacBook Pro iMac Mac Mini Microsoft Surface Pro- White • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable, 6 Feet, 1-Pack • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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