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

ELMO Document Camera

My students need an ELMO document camera to help with all literacy activities, plus this will be an awesome tool to use on a daily basis for ALL learning needs.

  • $733 goal

This project expired on March 15, 2012.

This project expired on March 15, 2012.

My Students

The main challenge my students face are living in a low-income community. Many of my students are required to take care of themselves and have little to no help with education at home. I try my best to make my classroom a safe, comfortable environment that is their home away from home.

My students are all ELL students.

I have 24 total students, 16 boys and 8 girls. Each student is wonderful in his/her own way. They attend a public school in a low-income community. There is little/no parent support, which makes it a little difficult to have at-home support. My students are everything to me!

My Project

Having an ELMO document camera in the classroom will enrich literacy activities on a daily basis!! I would be able to place any piece of text, and have it viewable for the entire class to see, and use for literacy activities. I can also use several photographs, which can enrich my ELL students' vocabulary, an important piece of teaching students that are ELL learners!

This is a tool that I can only dream of having in my classroom.

It is something I wish I could afford to purchase but can not. I can already imagine all the wonderful activities I can do if I had one. It can also be shared with the other classrooms!!I hope this happens, for me, and my students!

Ms. Picicco
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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ELMO TT-02RX 1.3-Megapixel Document Camera • Best Buy $566.99 1 $566.99

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