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Ms. McKelvey from Columbia SC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Too Far for Nearpod

Help me give my students a quality student-centered differentiated learning experience, using

  • $189 goal

This project expired on April 9, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love my students. They are imaginative, expressive and a handful at times. They do not all come from the greatest circumstances, 95% of my inner-city middle school students come from low socioeconomic households, but I try to provide a safe yet comfortable atmosphere for learning. I want them to enjoy learning and have fun so they will be more connected and remember the lesson.

My students are used to not having the materials to complete the lessons, such as internet access at home, or pencils for class; I am use to creating interactive lessons on the fly because the materials may not always be accessible.

I want them to be able to be excited about coming to class and doing exactly what I previewed about the lessons. They get enough, let down outside of school.

My Project

The use of computers and Nearpod is almost a daily activity in my classroom, I teach math. Using the Nearpod with workshop model in math, students follow along through powerpoints on their computers for guided practice and to record modeled strategies in their notes. The Nearpod allows me to see exactly what they are doing as we move through the lesson, as well as provide an easy place for them to show and share their work. What becomes a problem is the fact that I am limited with what activities I can add to keep my students engaged, I have students who are left behind when copying notes down, or students who may have been absent that particular day. Even though they are great about telling me they missed a slide and we go back, it is distracting for many of my students who have focusing issues and they miss important instruction form either myself or other students who I do not want to regress. By having the Gold Membership Package, students will be able to avoid all of these problems and focus on increasing their learning, because it will allow me to access the Student-paced learning component.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Students will be able to simply focus on the academic material at hand, and not whether they are going to miss material or not. Plus in this technology literate world, any interaction with updated technology will increase their literacy as well as their desire to learn and use the new technology!

Ms. McKelvey
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Gold Package Membership Upgrade • Nearpod Gold Membership $120.00 1 $120.00

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