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Ms. Cohea from Modesto CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeing is Believing!

My students need an LCD projector to view instructional material along with powerpoints/videos they have created.

  • $729 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

One building, many facets: Drama Team, Pencil Pusher Writing Club, last year of elementary school for twenty-eight individuals. Many needs, one solution: an LCD projector would allow for more creativity, knowledge, and an even-stronger classroom community. I stand on the brink of teaching the same fifth grade students who also had me as their fourth grade teacher. I'm supported by nine other teachers, a principal with great leadership abilities, and classroom parents who want to be involved within their child's education. Our school thrives within standards-based creativity. I create minilessons that appeal to the various learning styles of each student while simultaneously implementing chants, cheers, manipulatives, centers, and small group instruction. There is so much modification within my classroom that it is difficult to distinguish what the "norm" really is.

During this past academic school year, students have created powerpoints and a huge video project based upon the character traits each student saw within every other student. The video project took over six months to develop, record, and put together. The final result was a two-and-a-half hour tear-jerker. The stage was set, parents came to watch and the DVD player started acting up. Another classroom was already utilizing the school's only LCD projector, so my class was left to suffer through a skipping DVD after so many hours of hard work. My school is great about sharing supplies but an LCD projector is a vital tool that is not easy to share, no matter the levels of kindness coming from my co-workers. There have been many minilessons that could not be fully presented and projects I hesitate at giving due to the availability of this technology.

With an LCD projector, each student-of-the-week could present pictures they've taken with a classroom camera, more powerpoint projects and presentations could be implemented, minilessons can become even richer visually, drama team skit ideas can be typed and edited as they spurt from the students' mouths, and I could teach students to create their own subject-matter videos. Just the thought of a classroom LCD projector thrills me because the ideas for improving my classroom learning environment are starting to invade!

One LCD projector, many benefits. Your help will empower my students to explore even more venues of who they are, what they can learn, and what they can accomplish. No longer will they be stifled by the availability of a resource. They will be encouraged that people who have not even met them care enough to support the lifelong learner they can become.

Ms. Cohea
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EPSON MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR -- EPSON EX30 Digital LCD Multimedia Projector • Quill $494.99 1 $494.99

Materials cost

$494.99

Vendor shipping charges

$49.50

State sales tax

$35.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$597.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$131.05

Total project goal

$728.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$728.05

4 Donors

-$728.05

Donations toward project cost

-$597.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$131.05

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$0.00

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