January 12, 2018: Document Camera. Carr Elementary School. Fulton, KY

Weather Talk was one of three donors to this project.

Here is the project in Ms. Brian's own words.

My Students

My students are amazing! I teach special education so all of my students have an IEP. I teach in a low income school, which means most of my students have a difficult background. My students are unable to afford many daily necessities. Each one of my students has a different personality, but most of my students have trouble focusing. This is very common in special educational students. Our school works very hard to meet the needs of each student, but because we are a low income school it is very hard to meet the needs of the students all the time.

My Project

Let me start off with what a document camera (or elmo) does. A document camera is a camera that allows you to put objects underneath it, and project the object onto a screen. The students are able to view what the teacher puts under the document camera on their white board. I will use the document camea in my classroom to do the students assignments and projects along with them. Often times my students have a very hard time focusing, and loose track of what I am telling them to do. If I am able to show them what I would like for them to do, and they are able to have a visual the students will stay focused on their project or assignment.

My students have many different diversities because it is a special educational classroom.

Many of my students are visual learners. This would benefit them by allowing them to have a visual of what is expected of the student. This will always benefit my students by giving them directions with visuals. Often times I tell the student to do something, but the student does not understand. If I am able to show or present what the student should be doing, the student will understand more clearly. This piece of technology would meet many different needs in my classroom such as visual learners, working together, and helping the student stay focused.

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December 21, 2017: Mrs. Thompson's Headphone Project

This project was for Reidland Elementary School in Paducah, Kentucky.

We funded this project.

This is the project in Mrs. Thompson's words

My Project

We are blessed to have access to nine computers in my classroom. My students use them to take Accelerator Reader tests, and complete several other computer programs that we are, once again, blessed to have access to! We desperately need headphones, in order to have a private learning experience. We have access to several computer programs that allow students to master skills on their own level, and at their own pace. Learning needs to be private, and without headphones, it is not! My students deserve to learn in a private setting. Please help us! We use our computers everyday! Thank you so very much!


December 2017. Mrs. Trovillion’s Classroom. Children Love Coding!

This project was for Jefferson Elementary School in Massac County.  Mrs. Trovillions 2nd grade classroom.

We were one of three donors to this project.

Here is the project in her words.

Kids Love Coding!

My students need the Dot robots and an iPad to learn about coding.

My Students

A day in our 2nd-grade classroom is filled with learning and hard work. Our school is in a rural area, and the students that I teach come from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Our class motto is "Work hard, try hard, never give up." I set high expectations in the classroom and students strive to do their best, be creative and work hard to meet their goals!

I look forward planning creative lessons and projects as much as my students enjoy working on them!

My Project

My students need Dot robots and an iPad to learn about coding. Children want to learn how to code. They want to learn how to make tablets do useful things. They want to learn how to build websites and control robots. It's actually a very cool thing to them.

What really matters are the lasting benefits of building skills such as logical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and communication.

The earlier we introduce children to coding, the more comfortable they will be when presented with more in-depth learning opportunities in middle and high school.Early exposure to coding helps teach children how important it is to understand computers as the valuable tools they are rather than just fun playthings.We plan to use coding in our classroom as part of our STEM projects to promote problem solving and other important skills the students need to be successful.

Fostering a Love of Reading With TOON Books! Paducah, Kentucky.

  • Paducah, Kentucky.  McNabb Elementary School
  • 4th grade
  • We were one of two donors to this project

Here is the project in Mr. Wyman's words.

My students need TOON Graphics reading materials that are meaningful and authentic to their experiences and interests.

My Project

I am hoping to purchase the “10 Prize-Winning TOON Graphics for Middle Grades.” These books will enable my students to gain a wealth of information, entertainment, imagination, and emotion. These books will stimulate my student's growth in reading and imagination. Through a mix of genres, including narrative and informational texts, students will be able to meet their literary goals and expand their knowledge base. They will also be exposed to many of the great myths and stories of classical literature in a format that is both fun and relevant to them. These books will not only establish and update my classroom library, they will also be valuable resources that my students, many of whom do not have access to books outside of school, will cherish and benefit from, not only this year,  but for many years to come.



December 4, 2017. North Calloway County Elementary School Chromebook Project.

Beau Dodson Weather in your community.

Mrs. Ransey 3rd grade classroom
North Calloway Elementary School
Murray, Kentucky

Here was the project. We matched this donation to help purchase the computers.

Mrs. Ransey Project (in her words)

I worked all summer to teach my students using digital tools. Now that the teacher is trained to lead, we need these resources to move to the next step in our success.

We will complete projects, research, and presentations using Google tools. We will also challenge ourselves using various apps. These resources will help all students shine.

We will be engaged in reading and writing and always ready to learn. By using Google Classroom, it will be easier to meet the needs of all students. We would thrive with this technology.

October 27, 2017: Equipping Pre-K Students for a Bright Future

We were one of two donors for this project.  Our donation was matched by another organization.

This is Mrs. Collie's classroom.  She is located in Metropolis, Illinois.

This is her project in her words.

My students need 2 iPads with cases to work on pre-writing, fine motor, and communication skills.

My Students

Welcome to Early Childhood. These students are Massac County's very youngest most fragile students who come in from a high poverty area with special needs.

The students I work with are very excited about learning, but they learn in different ways then other students and need special attention and care.


My students disabilities range from Autism to behavior disorders. Many of them need extra help in speech and fine motor skills. They learn best with hands on materials in small group settings.

My Project

By putting an ipad in our students hands they will use fine motor and communication skills to increase their accuracy in both handwriting and verbalizing . Children love ipads and come to school knowing how to use them. This makes the transition from home to the classroom setting much easier. The Students will work on the Hand Writing without Tears app . Children will learn and practice correct formation habits for writing capitals, numbers, and lowercase letters with accuracy. The students will also be able to use the Busy shapes app to motivate little children to find solutions to various shape puzzles.