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Mrs. Romerdahl from Kihei HI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teacher, I Can't See! Helping to See the Big Picture

My students need an Epson Brightlink Interactive Short Throw Projector so that they can clearly see, actively participate, and access our first grade curriculum.

  • $2,276 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first grade class is comprised of 20 highly diverse students at a public school in Hawaii with nearly 800 students. We are a Title I school with a large ELL and disadvantaged student population; 54% of our students participate in the free and reduced-price lunch program. My classroom is filled with students that have a variety of special needs; they range in age from 6-7, they have a wide variety of backgrounds, ethnicity, abilities, individual needs, speak multiple languages and 30% are English Language Learners. Each child is very special and unique. The commonality is that they come to school excited to learn every day!

Unfortunately, our classroom has very limited and outdated technology which makes teaching 21st century curriculum very challenging.

My students need to be able to interface and interact with lessons, project and share their work with others, and to be access the technology components that are a part of our curriculum. Integrated technology has become a standard in today's classrooms and a lack of it puts my students at a disadvantage. It is important that my students have the same technology opportunities and advantages as others, so let's give them the tools that they need!

My Project

In today's classrooms multimedia plays an important role. Many of our curriculum materials require the projection of images and lessons onto a screen. Student work is often projected and shared, lessons are modeled, Power Points and videos are displayed. A projector is used in a classroom multiple times during the day. In our classroom we have a projector that is not compatible with today's technology. I must connect a series of adapters, connectors, wires, and extension cords each time I use the projector, and then must change them for the different technology devices we use in the classroom. This takes away from instructional time and often there are additional technical difficulties. Then, when I display or write something to be projected on the screen, my body blocks the image. The children's bodies also interfere with the light projection. These are times when I hear "Teacher, I can't see..."

An Epson Brightlink Interactive Short Throw Projector is the integrated solution to solving our problem.

This integrated projector can be mounted on the wall to project directly on any flat surface and turn it into a smart board! It wirelessly displays content from a variety of devices and can display multiple devices at the same time. There is no interference with light projection, so students will not only be able to clearly see, but they will also be able to easily interface and interact with what is projected. I will be able to use a laptop or I-pad while standing in various places in the room while interacting directly with my students. It will increase student engagement, enhance my teaching, and will allow us to access current technology and interactive curriculum materials.

Your generosity will help my class in so many ways. Please help make this dream solution a reality. Thank you!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson BrightLink 695Wi Interactive 3LCD projector LAN • CDW-G $1,690.00 1 $1,690.00
Epson ELPMB46 wall mount • CDW-G $107.91 1 $107.91

Materials cost

$1,797.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$79.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$26.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,933.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$341.29

Total project goal

$2,275.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,275.28

2 Donors

-$2,275.28

Donations toward project cost

-$1,933.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$341.29

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$0.00

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