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Mr. Sidwell from Tampa FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A New Lens Makes a World of Difference.

Help me give my students a better chance to explore indoor photography by using specialized, professional equipment.

  • $543 goal

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My Students

The journalism staff is a hard working group of hand-picked students whose goal is to chronicle the year of the school. These students either applied or were recommended by their peers because of their individual skills.

This is a group of fun-loving, hard-working kids who work ridiculously hard to make their school a better place to be every day.

As a program, we averaged over 20,000 pageviews on the school online newspaper over the past three years and the yearbook staff has worked exceptionally hard over the past year to completely revitalize the look and feel of the school's yearbook to give it a much more modern feel. Students wrote close to 100 stories over the past school year and the yearbook staff took over 20,000 photos to best capture the year visually.

Both the newspaper and yearbook staff are looking to better their photojournalism equipment. They are capable of taking great photos, but are in need of lenses to accompany their skills.

My Project

Our goal was to take 100% of the photos in our yearbook this year. Is that realistic? Not entirely...but we are trying.

My journalism students have taken their photojournalism skills to the next level, but to advance further they need better equipment.

They are running robust social media accounts to promote their work and also the work of students across campus. They’ve taken nearly 20,000 photos this school year at everything from sporting events to orchestra concerts.

Our photography is great but our equipment is not. We struggle shooting indoors because of what we are using.

One lens can and will make a massive difference for this group of eager journalists!

Mr. Sidwell
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Tamron - 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Ultrawide Zoom Lens for Nikon - Black • Best Buy Education $424.75 1 $424.75

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