The cost of this proposal is $623, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
I teach at Swift Elementary in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Edgewater is an extremely diverse area, and the students in my class are from various backgrounds, making our class a melting pot of ethnicities. This year I had 14 English language learners and nine different languages spoken in my classroom alone. I teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom -- Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, Math, Health, and a zillion life-lessons a day. Sometimes, when my students don't seem to be comprehending a particular lesson in ways I had not anticipated, I naturally want to reach for a supplemental video such as Bill Nye the Science Guy or something from the Nova series or School House Rock. I have some of these videos in my collection and can borrow others from the public library in anticipation of an upcoming lesson. Some would be VHS and some DVD. Swift Elementary has a few televisions that are shared by all the classes. Some of the video supplements might be four or five minutes long and the idea of, finding the television and checking it out, for the possible viewing of such a short segment that I might or might not show seems very overwhelming. Yet those four or five minutes can get the students really excited about the lesson. It would be amazing to have the flexibility to make that decision on the spur of the moment.
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|UTILITY CART 42 HIGH -- H. Wilson 42"H Audio/Visual Carts; Black • Quill Corporation||$107.99||1||$107.99|
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