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Mr. Costello from Keaau HI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Smart History, Smart TV

Help me give my students a 65 inch Vizio Smart TV so that our learning becomes much more real and visible.

  • $902 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are AWESOME! They care about their learning and are willing to work for their teachers. As odd as it sounds, there have been many occasions when students have asked for extra credit and even more homework! Not only are they great students, but I'd argue that they're even better teachers. My students this year, for example, have decided to teach me Ilocano, Russian, and Spanish.

Our students accomplish this, and so much more, even though about 2/3 of the population live in low-income families.

As cliche as it sounds, they might not be able to buy the newest clothes or shoes, but they do their best to not let this impact their education.

My Project

The "I do, you do, we do" teaching model is very powerful because it helps students understand by seeing their teacher complete the learning tasks and then working on it with them. This strategy can only be implemented when teachers have the right tools to help their students.

My Social Studies students need this TV so that our many technology-based history lessons become much more real and meaningful for them.

Our Chromebooks and Elmo projector help but are still limiting because I can't simultaneously show the assignment and model for them what's required.

Your generous support will do many things for my students. Most importantly it will allow us to use Google Earth/Tour Builder/Classroom during their student-driven presentations. This TV will also let my students watch the news/instructional videos as we learn about our amazing ancient civilizations.

Mr. Costello
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VIZIO 4K HDR Smart TV 64.5" Ultra (V655-G9) • Staples Advantage $562.49 1 $562.49

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