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Mrs. Beasley from Hull GA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Real-Life STEM Stories Are SUPER!

My students need an iPad, digital camera, smart watch, Echo speaker, and makerspace creative building items to help them incorporate digital storytelling into their Makerspace activities.

  • $2,825 goal

This project expired on June 15, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is buzzing and full of inquiry, collaboration, and amazement. I teach STEM lab (science, technology, engineering, and math) "specials", so my classroom is a fun spot in my students' day! My 600+ Pre K-5th graders enter my classroom excited to learn. I love to hear exclamations of "Wow!", "How'd she do that?", and "Cool!" We spend our time completing hands-on science experiments that enable students to more fully understand the concepts they are learning in their science classrooms. My students are, without a doubt, the sweetest kids at any school I've ever taught at! They are diverse, accepting, and hard working children who deserve the best.

I wish our school had an enormous budget to provide a dream classroom, but that's where generous folks like you make a huge difference in my students' lives!

Many of my students receive free or reduced lunch. There is a good deal of movement between schools. School is the bright spot in many students' lives... the place they feel loved, accepted, and cared for. It's my desire to make school an even better place for them and to provide my kiddos things they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.

My Project

My students love to build, create, and problem solve. They are such creative children! I plan to use the Legos, Brackitz, Marble Runs, and Robot toys to have students create something to solve a real life problem of their choice. Then, the real fun begins! Students will use various items to create, narrate, and produce a digital story about their invention.

Just as all children are different and learn and excel in different ways, their stories may be told in different ways, whether as an audio file, a video, a digital cartoon or flipboard, or a combination of methods- that's the beauty of digital storytelling.

No longer do students who don't excel at art or writing have to be held in a box... this will provide ways for every child to succeed. Some students may choose to speak into the Amazon Echo Dot Speaker, or the Smart Watch while others may use the iPad to photograph, record video, or use drawing apps to tell their stories. Yet others may perform for the Canon Digital Camera to record or photograph them on a tripod, and still others may want to draw or print images to utilize for props, scenery, etc. Our classroom printer is out of ink, so we will need more to make that possible.

Mrs. Beasley
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 630 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon - EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens - Black • Best Buy Education $502.69 1 $502.69
Apple iPad Pro 10.5" -64GB Wifi - 2017 Model - Gray (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business $499.96 1 $499.96
Tech Machines Set for Problem Solving and Fine Motor Skills by LEGO Education DUPLO • Amazon Business $188.95 1 $188.95
Early Simple Machines for Kindergarten STEM by LEGO Education DUPLO • Amazon Business $159.95 1 $159.95
Epson - 676XL 3-pack High Capacity Ink Cartridges - Cyan/Magenta/Yellow • Best Buy Education $73.52 2 $147.04
ASUS ZenWatch 2 Gunmetal Gray & Blue Leather Band 41mm Smart Watch with HyperCharge Battery, 1.63-inch AMOLED Gorilla Glass 3 TouchScreen, 4GB Storage, IP67 Water Resistant (International Version) • Amazon Business $144.99 1 $144.99
Tubes Experiment Set for Problem Solving and Fine Motor Skills by LEGO Education DUPLO • Amazon Business $125.95 1 $125.95
Brackitz BKT-112 Inventor 100 Piece Set: Educational Construction Set - Learning Toys & Building Blocks for Kids • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case for iPad Pro (10.5" - 2017 version) - Frustration Free Packaging - BLACK • Amazon Business $53.97 1 $53.97
MARBLEWORKSÂ Marble Run Starter Set by Discovery Toys • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Edushape Motorized Marble Run Set with Elevator for Kids 8+ Total of 175 Pieces Marble Track Maze Educational Construction Building Sets for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
MARBLEWORKS Add-On Set by Discovery Toys • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Barcaloo Building Bricks - 1,000 Piece Brick Building Kit - Compatible with all Major Brands • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
324 Piece Windows, Doors, and Roof Tiles set - Tight Fit with Major Brands. • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
LEGO Creator Robo Explorer 31062 Robot Toy • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
LOZ Motor Building Block Jungle Action Robotic Bat King - 3020 • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
LOZ Motor Building Block Jungle Action Robotic Dinosaurs Ceratopsia - 3016 • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01
RYTECK-INOVATIVE Walking Robot Toy Set, Battery Operated Toy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$2,186.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$150.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$32.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,400.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$423.65

Total project goal

$2,824.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,824.33

1 Donor

-$2,824.33

Donations toward project cost

-$2,400.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$423.65

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$0.00

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