We Hacked The Whiteboard! by Steven Bell, Howard Elementary School

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Launched Feb 13, 2017
Ends Mar 20, 2017
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Category: Technology
Partner: mcSquares
Class Size: 30
Grade: 6th 

Traditional whiteboards have been part of classrooms for decades. In my classroom there I emphasize hand-on learning and collaboration. This year I want to implement the mcSquares Whiteboard System to ensure that my students are able to express their creativity while also building a collaborative environment that allows every student to take part of the learning.

mcSquares are individual whiteboards that snap together using mounting brackets that will allow every one of my students to join in on the learning process, answer questions, or draw diagrams. When completed, every student can use the magnets on the back of the individual mcSquare to display their answer along with their peers’.

No longer is the whiteboard just a place for me to stand and teach, but a place where my students can learn from each other. If this sounds like a learning environment you would’ve liked to been in, please consider a small investment for my classroom.

Here is the breakdown in cost for fundraising for mcSquares

  • mcSquares - $315.00
  • Preferred Partner Program - $50.05
  • PledgeCents Platform Fee - $19.25
  • Total - $385.00 (rounded up to the nearest dollar)

If we do not meet our goal...

I will purchase as many mcSquares whiteboards as possible for my classroom so my students are able to experience these wonderful whiteboards.
Suggested Investments


Star Student

My students and I greatly appreciate your generous donation!
Invest $25


Room Representative

Wow! Your donation at this level will lay the foundation to a successful cause and a very excited classroom.
Invest $50


Class President

You have gone above and beyond! This donation amount will put you in the history books (for our class).
Invest $75



This is a game changer! Words can't describe how thankful our class is for your support.
Invest $100

Steven Bell

8th Grade Teacher, Howard Elementary School

I am the new 8th grade teacher at Howard Elementary school. We are a growing K-8 country school in Madera County. As is typical of many school my students are diverse and come in different sizes and shapes and with different activity levels in class. I have been in education since 1990 as a teacher and administrator.

Howard Elementary School View All Causes

Madera, California

Howard Elementary is a mid-sized K - 8 country school just outside Madera, California. We serve a diverse ethnic community and are surrounded by the rich farmland of the Central Valley. Howard Elementary is part of the Madera Unified School District. A little about Madera Unified School District: We are located in the geographic center of California in a growing community of 55,000. Our district serves 20,000 students and has 2,000 employees. MUSD logoWe are guided by a powerful vision which encourages us to provide an educational program in which students are "driven by their aspirations, not bound by their circumstances." From their first day of school, students are focused on learning the basics so that they can fulfill their career aspirations. As students turn toward high school, they choose a career path based on their interest, talent and future goals. We envision a time when every child will have the skills and knowledge upon graduation so they can choose their future.

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Johana m Becerra February 23, 2017

God wouldn't have
allowed it unless
He had a purpose.
Don't just go through it -
Grow through it.

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