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Mr. Goldsmith from Philadelphia PA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Documentary

My students need 3 flip cameras with cases that they will be able to take home.

  • $826 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have a story to tell about who they are, where they live, and the amazing transformation that has been going on at our school. Students have been learning the basics of movie making and now we want to take our learning and take it to the next level.

My students attend an inner city middle school in Pennsylvania.

Over 98 percent of the students are living below the poverty line and many of the children come from a single parent home. They are hard working and creative individuals who enjoy using computers to enhance their learning.

My Project

The flip cameras that I am requesting will be used by the students to take home and film an evening or day of their life. I want the students to take the footage and put together a documentary about themselves, their families, and their struggles. I want people to understand the struggles that these children go through on a daily basis, and I want the students to express themselves so that we may better understand them.

I think that by using video to tell their stories people will better understand the students of our school.

Writing a paper is not as powerful as seeing and hearing someone tell their story.

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Mr. Goldsmith
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flip Video UltraHD (2nd Generation) Camcorder - 2 Hour - White/Silver • Best Buy $199.99 3 $599.97
Lowepro Hipshot Case for Most Small Electronic Devices - Black • Best Buy $14.99 3 $44.97

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