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Ms. Wieselman from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tell Me, and I'll Forget. Show Me, and I'll Remember.

My students need an LCD Projector and Document camera to support their unique needs as special education students and English language learners.

  • $1,430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

For students with disabilities and English language learners, school can be profoundly frustrating and overwhelming. Too many do not even finish high school. Text and lecture supported by visual aids, video, and interactive programs help them process material that would otherwise be inaccessible.

My students are Special Education students and English language learners in a Chicago neighborhood school that serves a high-poverty population.

They are an extremely diverse group of learners, and represent many different races, religions, languages, and socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. My school serves many immigrant families from around the world, and often my students enter high school with interruptions in schooling due to homelessness, transience, and lack of access to education in their home countries. Most of my students enter school with literacy and math skills significantly below grade level, in addition to the challenges of language barriers and disabilities. For my students, math and science classes are often inaccessible and overwhelming, due to the technical language used, cumulative skills required, and complex processing skills needed to master new content and skills.

My Project

With a document camera and LCD projector dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of special education students and ELLs, I could provide much needed support and supplemental instruction in the form of visual aids, video, interactive simulations, and online activities both in my inclusion classrooms and through individual/small group instruction. Using a document camera would enable me to model critical skills like note-taking, annotation, and problem solving in a multi-modal way that engages students' multiple intelligences and shows them in real time exactly what they need to do to be successful. Since many of my students have deficits in auditory processing, visual input is essential to remembering and understanding instructions and classroom tasks. Using this technology with small groups during pull-out instruction would enable me to maximize the efficiency of precious instructional time, and help them keep pace with their classmates in general education courses.

Your support helps ensure equity and access in education for Chicago's most vulnerable populations.

Research consistently shows that students who interact with content in varied and multi-modal ways develop skills more quickly, perform better academically, demonstrate higher self-confidence, and are more motivated and engaged in their educations. Please help bridge the achievement gap for students with special learning needs by giving them access to this powerful and much- needed technology.

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Ms. Wieselman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson DC-11 Document Camera - document camera • Best Buy for Business $537.21 1 $537.21
Epson - EX5220 Wireless XGA 3LCD Projector • Best Buy for Business $499.99 1 $499.99
Epson Wireless LAN Module - network adapter • Best Buy for Business $85.94 1 $85.94

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