I would like each of you to take some time and check out the link below for Donors Choose.org. This is an organization that helps bring supplies and technology to the classroom. This year alone, UPS and Walt Disney fund our Vermicompost project in the classroom. The two companies help fund the supplies and equipment to purchase the bins and worms to create the composting we have going on. It is fun watching the freezer bag of leftover organic food eaten by the worms each week. We have had this project running for 3 weeks now and continue to watch the worms work.
Two other projects are online as you read this. The first is the projector for the classroom. This projector will allow me to display vivid and in color pictures of what we are learning in school. This benefits each student by seeing what is discussed and for those who have never seen what is discussed, they can now see it before there eyes. I will use my iPad or laptop to present the images.
The third project I have on the site is a document camera. For those who do not know what that is, it is a camera that along with the projector I discussed above, I can display in real time images from a book or picture on the screen for the students to see. The biggest benefit is the ability to save paper by not having to make so many copies and thus save trees and our landfills. As we save food from the cafeteria, we also save the trees and garbage from going to the landfill. Additionally, I will be able to create the You Tube Channel videos so much easier for you and your student with the document camera!
This brings me to the last point and the one that is the toughest. That is to ask you or for your friends or your employer to help donate to the projects. Some of you may work for a business that has the ability to take the tax deductions and donate to the school and my site. My email has the link to my page at the bottom to make the act of donating so much easier which in turn makes it easier for the kids to realize the tools to help with their education. I showed this to a Kinder Teacher last week and her first project was funded in one week! How exciting for them. I hope we are able to also have success in a reasonable time too.
If you are able to or know someone who can, I would prefer the donations go to the projector first and the document camera second.
Thank you for taking the time to read the Posting and passing along the information to your friends and family.