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Mrs. Bolin from Long Beach CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Lights are On... But No One Can See!

Help me give my students a projector that is functional and up-to-date, that projects lessons that can be seen with the lights are on so that they can still type or write with ease.

  • $687 goal

This project expired on February 1, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students show up to school, smiling and ready to learn despite the various things life has dealt them that would be hard for an adult to deal with, let alone a 4th grader. For many of them, education is the only thing that is positive in their lives.

Many of my students live in a shelter for families who have been displaced from their homes.

They come to school on "the walk" each morning, during which school staff walk to the shelter, pick up all of the kids enrolled in our school, and walk them over for a day of learning.

Even with this additional help getting to school from our staff, many students are chronically absent. One of the things that motivates them to come to school more than anything else is their chance to work with technology and Chromebooks on a daily basis. Many of them don't receive this opportunity at home, so school is their only chance to learn computer literacy; a life skill that they will need to achieve their goals in high school, college, and beyond.

My Project

My students need a reliable piece of technology to project lessons for them that they can actually see. Our current projector's images cannot be seen unless the lights are turned off, but then my students cannot write or type to complete their assignments. Our current projector also shuts off unexpectedly, overheats, and sometimes takes several minutes to turn on and display an image.

With a new projector, students would able to safely and accurately write or type to complete lessons, as well as save precious instructional minutes since we would not have to deal with unreliable technology on a daily basis.

Lessons with incorporated technology engage my students, as well as prepare them to be citizens of an ever changing society. Many of the students in my class have beautiful ambitions that they will need computer literacy skills to aid them in achieving. It is very hard for me to incorporate use of Chromebooks into their lessons in an efficient and effective way with our current projector, and yet computer literacy is a crucial life skill that these students need for their adult lives.

Skills such as computer literacy are what will help my students better their futures, as it will make them more career ready. It is my dream to give these kids every opportunity to better their lives and achieve their dreams, and receiving a new projector would play a key role in helping me accomplish that goal.

Mrs. Bolin
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WOWOTO CAN Mini Projector Portable Video Projector DLP Support 3D Full HD 1080P 300in Multimedia Auto Keystone 7800mAh Battery Android WiFi AirPlay Bluetooth HDMI Fit Laptop PC TV Box DVD Player • Amazon Business $499.99 1 $499.99

Materials cost

$499.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$45.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$583.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.92

Total project goal

$686.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$686.16

13 Donors

-$501.16

Donations toward project cost

-$425.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.17

match offer

-$185.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$157.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.75

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$0.00

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