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Mr. Prelli from Hartford CT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

Please Help Us Digitize and Whiteboard-ify Our Classroom!

Help us get chromecasts and a google smart device for math and evolving our learning environment. We need more markerboard spaces in the room as well, so we will paint the room in whiteboard paint.

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About My Students

My student is a community driven activist, and she and I have come up with some great ways to help students lead and advocate for themselves, and against problems they see in our society. She is already a fierce advocate for change, and tackles problems head on with a positive attitude.

She wants to turn this project into her Capstone project for her senior year, and move her school and her classmates forward. She has been active already in her school. She has done a project called "food waste warriors" with the urban league of Greater Hartford, as well as conferring with our principal to help students gain greater buy-in with our core value rewards system.

As a student, she is already exemplary, and I have no doubt about her future success. This is due almost entirely to a dogged work ethic, and a persistently positive attitude.

This is a student led project, working to technologically improve the classroom and also bring some 21st century skills to the students I teach. There is a dearth of this sort of technology in my school, and though we have chromebooks at the school, we can't cast math problems to the screen right now, for the teacher to solve. Instead, we have to have the student get up, hook their chromebook to the HDMI port on my donated projector, and then I can do the problem. The google home display is for quick youtube tutorials for struggling students. The decorative things are for painting all the walls with whiteboard paint, so students can write math problems on the walls that haven't been painted in 15 years.

Students will learn to work with one another, share the chromecast, and problem solve more effectively if you can help fund this student led project. They are also learning that the world is good.

In Their Own Words

Improving communication in the classroom, as well as helping students learn how to use a Google smart home appliance. As the future becomes the present, students will need to interact with these sorts of technology. They can seamlessly project their math work from Khan onto the board for the teacher to help with.

I will teach other students how to use the technology, and remind them that they got it for free from donorschoose, because people out there want to help our class. I'll help Mr. Prelli set up the technology, and show him how it works. Then I'll be the student leader in my class, showing other students how it goes.

Our computers in our school are 15 years old, so this gives us a chance to use newer technology that interacts well with our chromebooks (those are the only newer machines in our building) to have Mr. Prelli help us with math on the whiteboard. This helps us to stay current with the times.

Mr. Prelli
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lenovo Smart Display - central controller • Best Buy Education $189.93 1 $189.93
Google - Chromecast Ultra - Black • Best Buy Education $67.16 2 $134.32
Writeyboard Premium 5 Piece Whiteboard Paint Kit, White Paint, with 9 Inch Roller, Covers 50 Square Feet • Amazon Business $99.95 1 $99.95

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