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Mr. Ripp from Springdale AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Doodles for Learning with Sketchnoting and Graphic Designing

Help me give my students the tools they need to become professional cartoonists and graphic designers!

  • $814 goal

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My Students

My students are explorers, risk-takers, and the innovators of tomorrow. Located in Northwest Arkansas, the population of my school is vastly diverse in background and opportunity. Yet, I am continually amazed at how they are able to build lasting communities of learning and challenge themselves to achieve more than is expected of them.

They are deeply passionate about learning and creatively solving problems in and out of the classroom.

Although their passions differ from each other, all are worthy to be explored.

My Project

Sketchnoting is a fun and engaging way to add visual representations of complex ideas in your notes. Research shows that doodling while taking notes can increase retention of difficult concepts. Gone are the days where students are discouraged from drawing during lectures; rather, I aim to encourage and promote this practice in my classroom. Furthermore, these resources will allow us to explore potential careers in cartooning and graphic design. My students will be exposed to a whole new industry in our economy.

Your donation will provide students the materials to begin sketchnoting and gain confidence in their ability to stay focused and retain information in class.

Students will benefit greatly through sketchnoting by gaining an invaluable tool that can be used in every classroom, conference, or brainstorming session. Additionally, the use of color and art can make what most middle schoolers find boring immediately more captivating. I hope that through sketchnoting and graphic designing, my students will, dare I say, be excited to take notes.

Mr. Ripp
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ARTEZA 5.5X8.5” Sketch Book, Pack of 3, 300 Sheets (68 lb/100gsm), Spiral Bound Artist Sketch Pad, 100 Sheets Each, Durable Acid Free Drawing Paper, Ideal for Kids & Adults, Bright White • Amazon Business $21.98 5 $109.90
MEKO Universal Stylus,[2 in 1 Precision Series] Disc Stylus Touch Screen Pens for All Capacitive Touch Screens Cell Phones, Tablets, Laptops Bundle with 6 Replacement Tips - (2 Pcs, Black/Black) • Amazon Business $13.99 5 $69.95
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes • Amazon Business $53.30 1 $53.30
Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years Anniversary Collection • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Tombow 56185 Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Bright, 10-Pack. Blendable, Brush and Fine Tip Markers • Amazon Business $14.64 2 $29.28
Sakura Pigma 30067 Micron Blister Card Ink Pen Set, Black, 8/Set • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume • Amazon Business $24.94 1 $24.94
Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Volume 1 • Amazon Business $22.94 1 $22.94
50 Artist Dual Tip Art Markers Set, Permanent Marker Pens Highlighters with Case Perfect for Illustration Adult Coloring Sketching and Card Making • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe • Amazon Business $20.08 1 $20.08
Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition • Amazon Business $20.08 1 $20.08
Infinity Gauntlet • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Cartoonist's Big Book of Drawing Animals (Christopher Hart's Cartooning) • Amazon Business $16.17 1 $16.17
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Civil War • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Modern Cartooning: Essential Techniques for Drawing Today's Popular Cartoons (Christopher Hart's Cartooning) • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
The Giver (Graphic Novel) (1) (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Cartooning: The Ultimate Character Design Book • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
Stan Lee's How to Draw Superheroes: From the Legendary Co-creator of the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and Iron Man • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
Spider-Man Doodles (Doodle Book) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Star Wars Doodles (Doodle Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Graphic Novel Adaptation (Star Wars Movie Adaptations) • Amazon Business $5.33 1 $5.33
Marvel Doodles (Doodle Book) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Adaptation (Star Wars Movie Adaptations) • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71

Materials cost

$598.97

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$49.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$691.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.00

Total project goal

$813.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$813.36

2 Donors

-$272.00

Donations toward project cost

-$231.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.80

match offer

-$541.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$460.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.20

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$0.00

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