I was about ready to post information about how teachers can do more with less technology, but then DonorsChoose.org came to mind. So before sharing about how to make do, I want to again share this site where all public school teachers can post classroom project requests that, as the site explains, can be anything from “poetry to microscopes for mitochondria.” The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with other organizations, donates to
DonorsChoose.org to support teachers from math and science to the humanities with resources for their specific ideas. In the 2013 June issue of Vanity Fair magazine, Melinda Gates wrote how this organization provides support and supplies to American schools, calling it “such a smart, simple concept.” She went on to say that “Every student deserves a great education, and DonorsChoose helps teachers deliver on that promise.”
DonorsChoose.org lets you share the needs of your classroom with a generous community eager to help. According to the site, supporters have brought teachers’ ideas to life in more than half of all U.S. public schools. The site provides information about how DonorsChoose works and how teachers can get started.