A few months ago my friend used a donation site to help procure some technology for his classroom. He was able to receive enough donations to fund an Ipad to help accentuate and accelerate student learning. And then I received an email from a good friend and retired art teacher Peggy E. suggesting I look into a program called Donors Choose. At this point I decided it was a sign and I should get busy looking into it! Donors choose allows donors to select teachers and programs they would like to donate towards. What a fabulous way to support education and your favorite subject! So in my final prepping for the second semester classes I realized I really needed a few classroom cameras.
Last year we ran into some "hiccups" in the drawing and intro class projects. If students didn't have a camera to gather images in our composition studies and in our quest for non-internet inspired reference photos, they used their cell phones. AND if they didn't have a cell phone with a camera they borrowed their neighbors. It worked out but only because my students want to see everyone succeed and are willing to help out their peers. But students then had to text images to my email account and occasionally data and text charges were incurred by students. They also need the cameras to get ready for their digital portfolios and document their progress in the work process journals.! I decided to go ahead and give it a try and right now we are only $84 away from the goal! AND Currently there is a matching organization willing to donate dollar for dollar until Saturday (but only if you use the code INSPIRE in the code box) So really, we only need $42 dollars in donations!! I am so excited for my students!!!
If you want to check it out and see what Donors Choose could help you with or even to donate to my cause, then please follow the link below!
What a fabulous way to support education and your favorite subject!
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