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  • $1,048 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. O.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Projector Project for a New Teacher's Students!

My students need an LCD projector that can connect to the classroom laptop.

Hello! I am a very excited to currently be a first-year chemistry and physics teacher in the District of Columbia. My students range from Sophomores to Seniors, and all bring a lot of energy with them. The school attracts and serves students from all areas of the District, not just the students in the immediate neighborhood, so it is a great cross-section of the city itself.

My students are aware of the technological struggles of our classroom. The room was provided with an overhead projector, but no means to project the visuals contained on a computer screen. There are classrooms in the school that have SMARTboards and LCD projectors, but these are the rooms of veteran teachers who have been able to write grants or acquire technology through other means over the years. My students are no doubt technologically savvy, and they are aware of how our classroom technology is out of date and not enough to reach all kinds of learners.

As I begin my first year teaching science, I want to serve my students in the most effective and caring ways possible. I feel that a HUGE step in the right direction would be having technology that can connect with students in modern and relevant ways. Through interactive PowerPoint presentations, NOVA videos on the web, demonstrations of how to operate graphing programs, and more, my students will be able to connect the biggest concepts in physics and chemistry to the technology that surrounds us daily.

Through a significant donation like this, you could help empower the wide variety of types of learners in my classroom and take them to the next level of science learning. In today's technologically dependent world, it is a shame for my students to not be able to work with a computer connected to an LCD projector in physics and chemistry, subjects that have such a strong relationship to technology. It would be a great honor for my students and myself if this project could come together, and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to consider a donation!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eiki LC-XA20 XGA LCD Projector • Highsmith Inc. $711.92 1 $711.92

Materials cost

$711.92

Vendor shipping charges

$71.19

State sales tax

$40.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$859.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$188.56

Total project goal

$1,047.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,047.56

4 Donors

-$505.09

Donations toward project cost

-$429.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.76

match offer

-$505.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$414.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.48

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and 4 other donors.

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