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Mr. Merrill from Portland OR is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Title I K-8 Light Tables for Animation and Design

Help me give my students a class set of light tables.

  • $510 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There is a diverse group of student from multiple countries and speak many languages. As a duel-immersion Spanish K-8, many students are bilingual, refugees and lots of resources are needed to help students succeed. There is a lot of support in language, writing and reading yet there's still a need in art and technology.

The students' rich resource of diversity brings a unique perspective in our elective choices of music, art and technology.

These students are enthusiastic, interested in learning both art and technology.

My Project

These light tables will give students immediate engagement into tracing drawings, creating frame by frame animation and developing ideas in design and art. Light tables are an essential tool in being able to create animation, and teaching the basic principles of animation before they make the leap into computer based animation and design.

There are a ton of projects that can benefit from being able to trace complex drawings and re-draw students own sketches so they can refine their designs using a light table.

Having taught digital art in high school I look forward to bridging students from elementary and middle school to secondary art and digital design.

Mr. Merrill
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 250 students.

19 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ME456 A4 LED Light Box 9x12 Inch Light Pad Only 5mm Ultra-Thin USB Power Light Table for Tracing • Amazon Business $15.90 25 $397.50

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