After seeing a post on two different educational blogs about the DonorsChoose website, I decided to check it out and man, oh man am I friggin' excited about what I saw!
As teachers, we face many challenges in doing our jobs. (Lack of art supplies, not enough technology, limited copies, just to name a few) This website offers teachers a chance to create a "wishlist" of materials or technology needed for their classrooms and offers the public a chance to give back by purchasing or donating to these teacher created wishlists.
I believe Whitney Houston said it best when she sang, "I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way..." This website is speaks to this lyric. To teach them well, you need the means to do it with. So many teachers are struggling with limited resources and not enough pay to fund their classroom endeavors. I can't tell you how many times I have had to spend my last 10 dollars just so my students could participate in an M&M data and probability lesson or some other engaging lesson that requires funding, however small or large.
I already created my first wishlist, or project, as they refer to it on the Donors Choose site. This is a wonderful opportunity to get the things you need for you classrooms and for non teachers to give to something so worthwhile.
So, go TODAY and create your first project or donate to someone elses project! If you aren't a teacher, go DONATE and make some teacher's day!