Student-Powered Projects

How It Works

With Think It Up, students and teachers develop projects that draw on the students' passions and help them pursue their educational goals.

Step 1: Think it up

The best learning projects happen when everyone’s involved – students and teachers! Brainstorm your idea together (students, get a head start on writing your project ideas here).

Step 2: Create and share

Teachers: create your student-powered class project and describe the project’s impact. DonorsChoose.org will process each project request, and then you can share it with family and friends to help fund it. If your project costs $5,000 or less, Think It Up will match all funds raised!

Step 3: Get it done

When your project is funded, DonorsChoose.org will ship your materials directly to your school. Then, get to work and make it a reality! Don’t forget to take photos along the way, thank the donors and tell us all about your students’ success.

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Sample Student-Powered Projects & Teacher Resources

Ms. Price’s Classroom: iPads for iPals

These Michigan students are using iPads to build friendships with students in Ethiopia and other countries.

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Start empathy here

Help build skills like teamwork, empathy and real-life problem solving into your student-powered project.

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Ms. Stern’s Classroom: Creative Die Cuts

These Bronx students are turning their designs into real-life products with an electronic cutting machine.

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Learning in Action

Check out some incredible real-life examples of innovative projects courtesy of EL Education.

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Ms. Chu’s Classroom: Programming Codeathon

These New York students are using laptops to participate in programming codeathon competitions.

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Engage students, deepen their learning

See what it takes to engage students and deepen their learning — and see students in action — courtesy of EL Education.

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