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Ms. Konigsberg from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making a Classroom at Home

Help me give my students an experience similar to being in class. I want to set up a web cam and use a whiteboard with dry erase markers, so I can better teach my students during Google Meet classes.

  • $224 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Times are really tough in the Bronx. My students are trapped in small, overcrowded apartments. Many of my students help take care of younger siblings and have a lot of household chores. It is hard for them to find a place to work and focus. My students and their families have always struggled, but now these issues are critical. I frequently share information about food banks with my students and they e-mail me privately to ask for more information. I am extremely worried about them!

I have been trying to hold Google Meet sessions for my students, but have faced many challenges.

I don't have the proper equipment to teach my students. I have been making drawings on paper and holding them up to my laptop's camera, but this doesn't work well. All of my drawings appear reversed and they are hard to read. My students are extremely eager to learn, but it is frustrating when I can't deliver the lessons they deserve.

My Project

I want to use a web cam, whiteboard and dry erase markers to create a classroom at home. Using these materials, I can teach my students during Google Meet classes just like when we were all together at school. During class, I always drew pictures on the board to help my students understand complicated science concepts.

These materials will help me recreate the classroom learning experience for my students using Google Meet.

Even though my students and I are not physically together, we will still be able to do great learning.

Distance learning has been really tough and my students crave any bit of normalcy that they can get. Having an "at home classroom" will really help them learn better. They have so many challenges in their lives. I want to make education as easy and meaningful for them as possible.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Webcam 1080P with Noise Cancellling Microphones, Ultra High-Resolution Web Camera Wide Screen Video Calling Recording Game Streaming, Skype Web Cam for Mac OS X Win 10 8 7 Vista XP • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Lockways Magnetic Dry Erase Board - Magnetic Whiteboard/White Board 36 x 24 Inch, 1 Dry Erase Markers, 2 Magnets for School, Home, Office • Amazon Business $39.58 1 $39.58
Whiteboard Sticker Paper Sheets, Easy Peel and Stick Dry Erase Contact Paper Upgrade 11 Ft Extra Wide, Self Adhesive Wall Paper Roll for Classroom, Planning, Office, Kid Painting, 3 Dry Erase Markers • Amazon Business $23.89 1 $23.89
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Chisel Tip), Black Color with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $20.79 1 $20.79
Dry Erase Markers,60 Pack Shuttle Art 15 Colors Magnetic Whiteboard Markers with Erase,Fine Point Dry Erase Markers Perfect For Writing on Whiteboards, Dry-Erase Boards,Mirrors for School Office Home • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
U Brands Magnetic Dry Erase Board Eraser, Felt Bottom Surface, 4.5 x 2.25 x 1 Inches - 581U04-16 • Amazon Business $5.14 2 $10.28

Materials cost

$157.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$189.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.51

Total project goal

$223.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$223.38

2 Donors

-$223.38

Donations toward project cost

-$189.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.51

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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