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Computer Microscope USB, $209.85, 0.00% raised
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Single Unit Why I need this:
Remember using microscopes in your classes? How you could never manage to get the thing focused let alone find whatever it was you were supposed to. Then that one time you did, it raced of the screen before you had a chance to sketch it down. When the class was over, you may have left without finishing and you likely had a massive headache from staring into magnified light. My have the times changed . . . . If each classroom had digital microscopes not only can the students view the specimen on a computer or through an LCD projector, but they can also snap pictures, make videos, and add graphics to highlight what they found. It would also encourage collaborative work, since more than one student can see what the other is seeing at a given time, leading to more discussion about what is actually living in that tiny world.
Quantity: 3 Price: $69.95
This USB Microscope allows for real-time display on computer screens, enabling multiple students to view detail at the same time.

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Jefferson Middle School
Class Information:
Room Number: 104
Students per Class: 30
Class Description:
I teach 8th grade science. In North Carolina, that exists of four main threads: Water (environmental science), Microbilolgy, Chemistry, and Changes of Landforms and Species on Earth.
Position:
Science Teacher
Needs:
In our classroom we need tools that are being used by the scientists of the 21st century. We need ways to share and publish our findings with classrooms all over the country. To accomplish that, we need cameras and video recorders. We need microphones and digital microscopes. Most importantly, we need ways to engage our children by allowing them use the tools that they love, like the computer and cell phones, to understand science.
My Philosophy:
If students are going to become the "scientists of tomorrow" that our planet needs right now, we have to start showing them real science using real scientific equipment and allowing them to use the latest technologies to publish their findings online for the world to see. That is what real scientists do.
Personal Information:
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach for those moments when a student shares with me that she entered my class hating science but now has ambition to enter the field and explore the world around them. I teach because watching a student excel and seeing the pride on their face is worth more than money. I teach because it keeps me on my toes and pushes me to learn more and more each day. But mainly, I teach because it makes me happy. even on the worst of days both personally and professionally I know I can count on "my kids" to make me smile.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 22 %
     Average: 45 %
     High-achiever: 33 %
     Special Needs: 11 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 68 %
     Hispanic: 6 %
     African American: 23 %
     Asian: 3 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 16 %
Average number of students in class:: 28 students
Number of students I teach:: 115 students