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Ms. Lopez from Fresno CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Document Camera for Clear Images During Distance Learning

Help me give my students the best view of documents while distance learning!

  • $1,257 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The school closure due to the coronavirus pandemic came all of a sudden for us. One moment we were having fun during our Friday Clubs activities at school and getting ready for the weekend. Then, the next thing we knew, it was 3 pm, and our district leader was announcing that school would be closed until at least after Spring Break. The only problem with this announcement was that it came when students were already home for the weekend.

There was no warning to prepare materials for such a long break from school, there was no chance to say good-bye, no opportunity for students to get anything left in the classroom, and no time to really learn all the distance learning resources that would be necessary to make this a successful transition to online learning.

Things began to change on a day-to-day basis. The focus was on informing parents of all the new changes and then trying to ensure that food would still be available to families from the district.

Next came the learning aspect. My students were finally able to check out their school laptops on April 28, 2020. We are now starting the online journey together.

My Project

As we are on this distance learning journey together, I would really like to provide my students with the best learning experience possible. I have been doing virtual meetings with my students, and they have pointed out that my current method to display resources is not clear enough for them to see the documents.

My students would benefit immensely from a document camera that clearly displays the resources I am using to help them continue learning.

This document camera would allow students to follow along with the online lessons without struggling to see what is displayed. Furthermore, the document camera allows me to record what is being displayed. I will then be able to post this footage later on for students that are unable to join our virtual class meetings.

Ms. Lopez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ELMO TT-12iD Interactive Document Camera $853.20 1 $853.20

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