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Mrs. Lawhon from Goose Creek SC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Projecting Learning for Military Children

My students need an ELMO document camera and projector to enhance their learning with easier to see visuals and demonstrations.

  • $2,233 goal

This project expired on December 26, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"I can't see!!" "...is in my way!" "I didn't get to see it!" We all have been there before; trying to get a look at something with a group of people around. I would like to give my students the best view of the lesson without them having to compete with their classmates for it.

The majority of my first grade students are the children of military men and women.

They attend a public school on a base in South Carolina that is considered high poverty. Many of my students have one parent deployed, leaving one parent at home with the family. Students at our school have many more stresses than the average student does. Even with all this at home, my first graders are excited about everything they do and come to school ready to learn. Our school district is in the process of making widespread financial cut backs, making it impossible to get additional technology purchased for our classrooms. With your help I can get additional technology to enhance my students' learning.

My Project

The ELMO document camera would allow me to make my lessons more in depth and meaningful for my students. For example, with this piece of technology I would be able to show my students the parts of a real plant as it is projected onto the class Smart Board. All students, not just the tallest or ones sitting in the front, would have an unobstructed view of cooking activities, math activities and so much more. It will make learning exciting and extremely accessible to all students, not only this school year but in ones to come.

An ELMO document camera would allow every student to feel like they were at the center of the lesson.

It would bring activities to the "big screen," making content more meaningful and memorable. Student work will be easy to share and students will take more pride in their work. Having a document camera will open the world up to my students and provide so many opportunities for me to enrich the lessons I teach.

Mrs. Lawhon
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ELMO P-10 Portable Document Camera • Quill $1,699.99 1 $1,699.99

Materials cost

$1,699.99

Vendor shipping charges

$17.00

State sales tax

$119.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$25.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$1,897.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$334.82

Total project goal

$2,232.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,232.16

5 Donors

-$96.59

Donations toward project cost

-$83.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.29

match offer

-$2,134.16

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,814.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$320.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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