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Mr. Robinson from Inglewood CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Students to Love Writing through Technology

My students need an LCD projector in our classroom to make teaching writing more engaging and interesting.

  • $746 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

How do you teach students to value writing when the Internet, TV, and social networking sites take up most of their time and interest? You do it by introducing technology into the classroom and using what they love to teach writing.

A group of teachers banded together in 2000 and created the first new high school in this district in 50 years.

Our school is dedicated to developing low-income Black and Latino students from our district into college-bound leaders. Recently, we scored some of the highest test scores in our urban area and were rated #23 school in the nation. From our first few graduating classes, 98% of the students graduated and 93% went on to 2-year or 4-year universities. The reason for our success is we have a teacher-led school with small class sizes, a rigorous curriculum, a focus on technology, and the ability to give individualized attention to all students.

My Project

I am requesting a LCD projector so I can capture the attention of the MTV/video-game generation. By incorporating small you tube/educational video clips, attractive PowerPoint presentations, and being able to project documents from my computer, I will engage students in my writing lessons. The projector will allow me to model writing in front of my class, which research shows is an extremely effective way to teach. Writing in front of my students allows them to see me go through the writing process, struggle for words, make mistakes, and revise; all of this makes them less nervous and insecure about their own writing. Students will also be able to present their own writing in class. We can discuss it right there, and the whole class benefits from the work of one. It creates buy-in to the classroom and into the writing process.

You can help a student in the inner city from a low income family learn to write effectively!

You have the power to reach over 300 students every year! Fortunately, you have the ability to help our students meet California's challenging standards and to level the playing field. Without the proper resources to meet our realistic goals, achievement will never catch up to the wealthy school districts we compete against.

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Mr. Robinson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson PowerLite S7 - LCD projector • Best Buy $529.99 1 $529.99

Materials cost

$529.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$48.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$633.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.78

Total project goal

$745.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$745.21

1 Donor

-$745.21

Donations toward project cost

-$633.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.78

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