Mr. Stanford from Naples FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
My students need some COLOR in their lives! When I first gave them a test with COLOR drawings on it, they were thrilled (even though they hate tests)!
Most of my Active Chemistry students are taking the last science course that they will take in their lives!
Most of my students are juniors who have interests other than science, but they need to fulfill science requirements.
They have other interests: they are musicians, architects, writers, cooks, cheerleaders, sports men and women, and service oriented students - a lot of wonderful things, but not necessarily the science-oriented type.
I'm doing my best to make a rather dry subject into something that they will appreciate. After all, how much High School Chemistry do YOU actually remember? My goal is for them to gain an appreciation for science and an open enthusiasm for anything NEW that might come down the road.
I tell every class on DAY ONE that the most important thing that they can learn from (any) science class is to be able to change your mind based on new data. I instill a joy of learning in my students, and even if they don't "love chemistry," they learn to appreciate that gaining an understanding any "new thing" is valuable in and of itself.
I'd like to add more COLOR to my student handouts and tests. I was SHOCKED at how well it was received when I did it (on my dime). They were so used to years of black and white handouts that they remarked on how wonderful it was to get something handed to them in color!
So yes, it's a "luxury." I could just make them color in (for example) the electromagnetic spectrum.
After all, they are used to B&W handouts on everything. OR, I could spice up my handouts, generate some interest and enthusiasm, and MAYBE get them to pay more attention to science! (p.s. this already works; I'm just going broke buying all this ink myself.)
These Black and Color inks will fit my Epson Workforce printer, which is indeed my classroom work horse. I'm printing hundreds of papers DAILY, and this is why I need bulk BLACK ink in addition to the colored ink. I go through a color pack every other week, so these cartridges should see me through three months or so.
Although the new rage in many classrooms is to computerize everything (devices, devices, devices!) there is a very real place for tactile handling of paper and pencil -- they really help the students internalize some Chemistry concepts.
And color ink is a BIG plus! It makes my handouts standout! Thank you very much for your consideration!
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|EPSON DURABrite Ultra 252 (T252120-BCS) Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow Ink Cartridge, Multi-pack • Staples Advantage||$56.15||9||$505.35|
|Epson DURABrite Ultra 252XL Black Ink Cartridge (T252XL120-S), High Yield • Staples Advantage||$34.99||4||$139.96|
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