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Share your crowdfunding projects with us! (DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.)

Share your crowdfunding projects with us! (DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.)

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It doesn't matter if you're using DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or something else entirely, tell us about your crowdfunding projects. Please include your link(s) as well, since we'd like to promote this list far and wide!

For tips on how to get the most out of your fundraising campaign, check out our guide to Raise Money for Your School Using Crowdfunding:

http://www.edutopia.org/crowdfunding-fundraising-resource-guide

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Megan Elizabeth's picture
Megan Elizabeth
4th Grade Teacher

Hello fellow educators!

I am a beginning teacher with a birthday is coming up and instead of asking for gifts, I was hoping that you all could spread the word and help out my wonderful students! Our classroom is in desperate need of materials and learning resources! I teach in an urban high poverty school and the neighborhood is going through gentrification. These children and their families are experience hardships, however they are still so eager to learn and put a smile on my face EVERY SINGLE DAY. I would love to give back to them and make their learning experience the BEST!

Right now, for the next 5 days, Donors Choose will DOUBLE any donation you make! Just use the code "LIFTOFF" at checkout and it will automatically apply. It's such an easy way to reach my goal so I can give my students everything they need to succeed!

Thank you so much and please donate and/or share this post with anyone passionate about education!! Any contribution at all will be SO APPRECIATED by my wonderful students!!!

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/ms-fs-fantastic-friendly-fourth-gra...

LindaHopkins's picture

Smart Classroom: Google Classroom

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/smart-classroom-google-classroom/24...

My students need 10 Chromebooks for our classroom as we are going paperless in our school as much as possible. Students are completing assignments through Google classroom and each student has gmail accounts.
My Students

Our school serves students in grades K-12 and provides rigorous academics, fantastic teachers and a safe learning environment. We are a rural school in a small district. Our community is a very close environment with lots of encouragement for our school and our students. The students in my classroom have a variety of challenges to include learning disabilities, behavior disabilities and language barriers, where their home language is something rather than English. We have a great staff that work one on one with our students when necessary completing daily documentation to record student progress.

My Project

The chrome books needed already have a use in my classroom. Our students utilize many aspects of learning through technology and the use of the Google Suite. Students and teachers in a Google Classroom have access to a paperless workflow process. A paperless workflow can improve classroom efficiency and reduce costs associated with printing. We are finding that students are becoming more organized, connected, and engaged in paperless classrooms.

Google Classrooms are used to provide an environment built on free, easy, and familiar tools.
The same toolset that is already used in informal and home environments is now extended to a structured classroom environment. Students save their work on their google drive and are learning to use google docs, google sheets, and using google calendar to keep track of their daily assignments and due dates.

Your contribution will help the students in my classroom who have specific learning disabilities and need one on one reteaching skills for many things but seem to make great progress with the use of technology.

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https://www.donorschoose.org/project/math-market-madness/2552867/?rf=lin...

My 4th grade class has come such a long way (all due to hands on learning and real life connections). It is an amazing feeling watching several Level 1 students have "ah-ha moments" and progress in ways they never thought were possible. With only two months left of school, my students are antsy and eager for summer vacation. To keep them motivated and engaged, we will spend the next two months launching an economics unit of study across various content areas. In Math, advanced students will become cashiers in which they are first responsible for hand written computation and will then utilize the requested cash registers to follow through with their customer purchase. The remainder of the class will "shop" at the market by picking out a few of the pretend items requested. Students will calculate their total purchase as well as the change they should receive. During the concluding weeks of school, students will become their very own business owners; launching their own store! Students will create a business plan and be in charge of selling their items; as well as keeping track of their profit. Not only will my current 4th graders benefit from these items, but future 4th graders will utilize these items to form real life math connections.

ClassHacks's picture

This is not exactly a crowd-funding campaign but we are hoping to spread the word, regardless!

https://classhacks.squarespace.com/stay-up-to-date/

We are seniors at Stanford in the product design engineering program working on our capstone project, ClassHacks, which aims to increase diversity and inclusivity in STEM classrooms by providing science and math teachers with free, open source resources for their classrooms. Our project is called ClassHacks.

Through our website, teachers and others will be able to access:
1. High-impact lesson plans for the first week of school that are designed to create an inclusive classroom culture from day one;
2. A series of 3-minute-long video spotlights highlighting individuals from underrepresented backgrounds working in a variety of STEM fields in order to inspire students and introduce them to opportunities beyond high school and college.

If you believe in our mission of increasing diversity in STEM by making the classroom a space where all identities feel valued, we invite you again to learn more by visiting our initial web page: www.classhacks.squarespace.com/stay-up-to-date. Here you can watch a short video about our program and enter your email address so that you can be the first to know when our full content launches this summer.

If you have any thoughts about our project, we would love to hear from you! Send us an email at classhacks2017@gmail.com.

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