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Mrs. Tard from Trenton NJ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ron Clark Academy Inspired!

My students need a document camera, a laser pointer, a powerpoint clicker, a djembe drum, a disco ball, and books.

  • $499 goal

This project expired on August 3, 2018.

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My Students

I teach elementary students ELLs (English Language Learners) in an urban community where they have so much joy in learning and constantly experiencing life as they know it. ELLs must overcome many challenges, including limited schooling, trauma, and poverty. Some ELLs come from countries where education is not mandated.

There are ELLs that travel and are constantly moving from one school to another.

There are also ELLs who may attend school in their native country, but the quality of education is less than the U.S. I am also a middle school cheerleading coach.

My Project

I recently had the opportunity to go to an Academy in Atlanta, and I had an incredible experience. The students AND teachers there were energized, excited, and loving what they were doing. Instantly, the wheels in my head began turning-- planning how I could make my classroom more like an RCA class.

One thing I loved was the incorporation of music.

Students who needed extra help with focus got to play the drum to keep up with the "pulse" of the class; I am requesting a drum for my class for this reason. With that in mind, I'm also requesting a disco ball strobe light to help my class celebrate an awesome day or accomplishment.

I'm requesting a document camera to help improve interaction and to help us look more carefully at our writing. I am requesting a PowerPoint clicker so I can move more freely around the room while using PowerPoints, and I'm requesting a laser pointer for students to help with our class discussions. I am also requesting books written by Ron Clark. These books will be added to our classroom library.

Mrs. Tard
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ipevo 5-883-4-01-00 VZ-R HDMI/USB Dual Mode 8MP Document Camera • Amazon Business $219.00 1 $219.00
Wireless Presenter, Doosl Wireless Presenter, RF 2.4GHz Powerpoint Clicker Presentation Remote Control Pen. • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
COIDEA Disco Ball Strobe Light Party Lights Disco Lights Karaoke Machine 3W Dj Light LED Portable 7Colors Sound Activated Stage Lights for Festival Bar Club Party Outdoor and More (with Remote) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Deco 79 89847 Wood Leather Djembe Drum Home Décor Product, 16"H/9"W • Amazon Business $24.47 1 $24.47
The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough • Amazon Business $24.26 1 $24.26
KNORVAY N36 laser pointer,presentation pointer remote control,powerpoint wireless presenter remote • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck--101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers (Touchstone Book) • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules For Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
World Percussion USA FR06N Large 6" Wood Frog Guiro Rasp, Tone Block • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00

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