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Mrs. Coursey from Ocean Springs MS is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Virtual STEAM Lab

Help me give my students a virtual STEAM Lab. A tripod, command clip, tacks, markers, pens, glue sticks and laminating pouches are needed to present a virtual class for our recorded hands on activities.

  • $164 goal

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My Students

I have 750 students (PK-3rd) from a very diverse background. I normally get to see everyone once a week in the STEAM Lab. And every single one is so eager to find out what our STEAM challenge will be for the week. Students are challenged to think like an engineer to problem solve using strategies, being open to others idea and collaborating while working in a team. Our STEAM challenge is hands-on and requires creativity and thinking outside box. Being a Title 1 school many of the students receive free or reduced lunch.

My Project

Help me optimize my virtual STEAM lab classroom so my students can stay engaged from a distance. With the pandemic our lessons are now recorded and streamed on school platforms. A tripod would help with quality videos that is not shaky and at a wider view. Basic class supplies are needed for lesson presentation at our virtual lab (my home) due to the school campus being closed. Command clips, push pins and tacks will allow me to present printed images or STEAM content behind me for our lessons. Markers, pens and glue sticks are supplies needed to be able to present the hands-on activities I am recording for the students – Our school campus is closed so I cannot get ahold of my basic supplies. Laminating pouches will be as a small whiteboard for our virtual class as well as to prepping engineering visuals, coding maps & group step by step tutorials.

All of these items will assist me in facilitating distance learning STEAM lessons during this challenging time for our students.

Items will be continued to be used in our tradition classroom this Fall when we all return back to a normal! I can’t wait to see my students face to face again!

Mrs. Coursey
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Phone Tripod, UBeesize 50’’ Extendable Lightweight Aluminum Tripod Stand with Universal Cell Phone/Tablet Holder, Remote Shutter, Compatible with Smartphone & Tablet & Camera. • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
AmazonBasics Letter Size Sheets Laminating Pouches 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $7.69 2 $15.38
CraZy TACKz 36 tacks - 2 in 1: push pins hook - New Invention Hang 100's of Items Interior or Exterior Decor at Home, School, Office, DIY, for Party or Holiday - in re-usable Storage Organizer (Round & Clear - 36pcs/Clamshell) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Mr. Sketch Scented Water Color Markers, 12 Color Set(20672) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Ultra Fine Point (0.4mm), Assorted Colors, 8 Count • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Jiulyning 15 Pcs Colorful Push Pins Clips Creative Paper Clips with Pins for Cork Board- Bulletin Boards and Photo Walls Great Alternative • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Surebonder DT-2010 Made in the USA All Purpose Stick Glue Sticks-All Temperature-Clear 7/16" D, 10" L Glue Stick-20 Sticks per Bag • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Surebonder DT-25 Made in the USA All Purpose Stik Mini Glue Sticks-All Temperature-Clear-5/16" D, 4" L Glue Stick-25 sticks per Bag • Amazon Business $4.66 1 $4.66
Command Light Clips, White, White, Decorate Damage-Free (17026-ES) • Amazon Business $4.56 1 $4.56

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