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Ms. Skibba from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights, Action... Future Filmmakers Need Cameras!

My students need a video camera, with a case and memory card, to enable them to express their ideas, capture their world, advocate for issues they care about, and reflect on their learning.

  • $391 goal

This project expired on April 28, 2011.

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My Students

"Did you see that video on YouTube?" This question pops up with amazing frequency these days. Whether it's an incredible musical performance or a stirring political plea, or perhaps some sharp humor or satire, video has become a powerful and influential communication tool for people everywhere.

Literacy is changing in the 21st century.

At our school, we strive to develop student literacy in all areas -- from reading and writing to image, video, and music. Students need to be able to comprehend literature and also dissect media messages. Critical reading and viewing are more important than ever. Students also need the opportunity to create and express ideas using 21st century tools. Through creating and analyzing video, students develop skills that amplify their own voices and enable them to participate in the global community of ideas. My students are full of ideas for movies and videos but don't have enough cameras to capture and share them.

My Project

We will use the camera, memory card, and camera case to support 8th grade student video production. As part of the Adobe Youth Voices program, students will explore issues in their school, community, and world, and create meaningful videos to educate others. As students leave elementary school and prepare to enter high school, their minds swirl with questions about themselves and the world -- real questions of identity, fairness, safety, and teenage life. These videos will engage students in exploring these questions and expressing themselves, and the process will build student media literacy skills and active citizenship.

Your donation will make it possible for my students to capture their ideas and share them with others through the power of video.

These videos will enable students to take their learning beyond classroom walls. They will create work that reflects their vision and share it with the world. Students will see themselves not just as passive recipients of the media, but active, creative individuals with a powerful voice. Video in the classroom can make a real difference. Please help if you can.

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This project will reach 58 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera - camcorder - flash card • Best Buy $179.99 1 $179.99
Lowepro Ridge 30 - pouch for digital photo camera • Best Buy $10.99 1 $10.99
SanDisk Ultra II - flash memory card - 16 GB - SDHC • Best Buy $89.99 1 $89.99

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