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Ms. Gowan from Houston TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reach for the Stars

Help me give my students a Canon PowerShot digital camera, a mobile chair, a Sony digital camera, and more.

  • $1,108 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are taking astronomy or aquatics class. Most of my students are seniors preparing for college next year. The minority enrollment at this school is 98% of which 85% are economically disadvantaged.

Many of my students work parttime jobs.

Some of them even work fulltime jobs. They may have children of their own but are still striving to be successful academically.

They are intelligent and focused on bright futures. They have a strong desire to succeed. I love my students.

My Project

The students will take photos using the Sony and Canon Powershot digital cameras. Accessories will include a MOSISo sling bag that will be used to carry the cameras. The 64M SanDisk and OAproda battery charger will be used to keep the camera ready as needed. They will photograph real-life examples of aquatics and astronomy-related topics.

These real-life examples of photos related to classwork will provide a more authentic experience in their learning.

The photos and their writing will be portrayed through the school hallways and our classroom. It will be hung with the clear gorilla tape. Thus, other students not taking aquatics or astronomy can also experience what we are learning.

The graphic art tape will be used to portray constellation diagrams of the walls and classrooms. It will connect the different stars in each constellation.

The FDP 18" mobile school chair, wireless keyboard and mouse will be used by the teacher to make the classroom more versatile.

The Digital Touch Pocket and Digital Gram Toprime mini scales will be used to measure mass during labs by aquatics classes. The safety goggles will also be used for lab activities. While the EXPO Brightsticks will allow students to write on tabletops​ when solving problems. The Clorox Disinfecting wipes will be used to keep the tables germ free.

Ms. Gowan
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon PowerShot SX530 Digital Camera w/ 50X Optical Zoom - Wi-Fi & NFC Enabled (Black) • Amazon Business $249.00 1 $249.00
FDP 18" Mobile School Chair with Wheels, Ergonomic Classroom and Office Seat for Kid/Teens/Adults - Navy (2-Pack) • Amazon Business $159.99 1 $159.99
Sony DSCW830 20.1 MP Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver) • Amazon Business $118.00 1 $118.00
Digital Touch Pocket Scale 0.01oz - Tomiba 3000g Small Portable Electronic Precision Scale (0.1g) Resolution 2 AAA Batteries Included • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
NoCry Safety Glasses with Clear Anti Fog Scratch Resistant Wrap-Around Lenses and No-Slip Grips, UV Protection. Adjustable, Black & Green Frames • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
NoCry Over-Glasses Safety Glasses - with Clear Anti-Scratch Wraparound Lenses, Adjustable Arms, Side Shields, UV400 Protection, ANSI Z87 & OSHA Certified, Black & Orange Frames • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Digital Gram Scale Toprime Mini Size Food Scale 600g x 0.01g High Precision Pocket Scale with LCD display and 1 Tray Stainless Steel PCS Convert Unit White • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
MOSISO Camera Sling Bag, DSLR/SLR/Mirrorless Case Water Repellent Shockproof Backpack with Adjustable Crossbody Strap and Removable Modular Inserts Compatible with Canon, Nikon, Sony etc, Navy Blue • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo, UHURU 2.4G USB Wireless Keyboard Mouse for Laptop, Computer, PC, Tablet, Desktop,Mac, Windows XP/7/8/10, Long Battery Life(Battery Included) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe • Amazon Business $19.02 1 $19.02
Energizer AAA Batteries (48 Count), Triple A Max Alkaline Battery – Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
SanDisk 64GB SDXC SD Ultra Memory Card Bundle Works with Canon Powershot SX530 HS, G7 X Mark II, G9 X Mark II Camera UHS-I (SDSDUNC-064G-GN6IN) Plus (1) Everything But Stromboli TM Combo Card Reader • Amazon Business $16.78 1 $16.78
EXPO BrightSticks, Fluorescent Wet Erase - 14075 • Amazon Business $16.25 1 $16.25
OAproda 2 Pack NB-6L/ NB-6LH Battery and Ultra Slim Micro USB Charger for Canon PowerShot SX530 HS, SX710 HS, SX700 HS, SX610 HS, SX600 HS, SX540 HS, SX510 HS, SX500 is, SX280 HS, SX270 HS, D30, S90 • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
STK Canon NB-6L NB-6LH Battery 1600mAh for Powershot SX710 HS ,SX520 HS ,SX530 HS ,SX510 HS ,S120 ,SX700 HS ,SX610 HS ,SX600 HS, D30, and S95 Cameras • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
NoCry Safety Glasses with Clear Anti Fog Scratch Resistant Wrap-Around Lenses and Non-Slip Grips, UV Protection. Adjustable, White & Red Frames • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes - 75 Count Each (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Graphic Chart Tape Art Tape Whiteboard Tape Vinyl Tape 12 Pacs 1/8” Self-adhesive Artist Tape –with a Gift –Scissor (PET) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Gorilla 6060002 Crystal Clear Tape 18YD, 1-Pack • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47

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