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Mr. Kellow from Indianapolis IN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Thinking Visible

Help me give my students visible access to make thinking visible. Metacognitive conversations are so important to learning and reading comprehension, and a document camera will allow students to watch the process.

  • $536 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is approximately 1/3 African-American, 1/3 Hispanic and 1/3 white. We have challenges at our school, but there is so much untapped potential. Many of our students have the opportunity to be the first in their family to attend college.

Our student population is very diverse.

Many of our students' families may struggle to meet basic needs. Their focus should be on learning not worrying about having basic supplies. All students should have access to the supplies necessary without feeling ashamed because they cannot afford them.

My Project

In English Language Arts classrooms, developing stronger readers is our main focus. Students learn by example and by doing. Having a document camera will allow me to better demonstrate how to talk to the text, and I'll also be able to have students show how they talk to the text.

Making thinking visible develops stronger reading comprehension.

Students who learn visually will certainly benefit from making this process come alive in real time. A projector and a computer are wonderful, but to truly interact with the text nothing beats paper and pencil. By adding this tool to what we already possess, the possibilites are endless.

Mr. Kellow
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 95 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elmo MO-1 Visual Presenter, White • Amazon Business $419.00 1 $419.00

Materials cost

$419.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$455.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.34

Total project goal

$535.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$535.62

3 Donors

-$509.15

Donations toward project cost

-$455.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

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$0.00

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