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Mrs. Vikingson from Atlanta GA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words

My students need a Nikon Digital SLR camera and a shutter release cable to document our labs, demos, & experiments in class. They will create & email newsletters to parents about our activities in science!

  • $1,040 goal

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My Students

IB Technology integration desperately needed! My students are going to be challenged with documenting our lessons in pictures so we can create and email a newsletter to parents/students about the happenings in the classroom. We will rotate photographers and newsletter designers throughout the year.

My middle school is comprised of over 1500 students, who come from a variety of cultural, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, and together, they create the diverse environment that makes our school special.

I teach students that range from standard abilities, students with special needs, ESOL, and gifted/challenge. All of these students are very engaged with discussions about the world around them and love when we incorporate technology into the classroom.

My Project

My students need a Nikon Digital SLR camera and a shutter release cable to document our labs, demos, & experiments in class. They will create & email newsletters to parents about our activities in science! As part of an International Baccalaureate school, students are encouraged to question and evaluate information critically, to seek out and explore the links between their classroom subjects, and to develop an awareness of their place in the world. Through our IB program, there is a focus on technology. Students should be aware of how technology helps them work and communicate with each other. One of the most frequent requests they have of me during the school year is to allow them take out their phone and snap a picture of the lessons we are working on in class. My hope is that a digital camera will allow us to get creative with our lessons while communicating with parents and students via an emailed newsletter, showcasing the labs, demonstrations, activities, and projects that we do during the school year. This will give students a running photo album so they can reflect on the activities in science and see how they have progressed throughout the year in my class.

The students I teach are inquisitive & eager to learn about the world around them, especially in my Life Science class.

They love using technology in the classroom but rarely have an opportunity to do so as computers are scarce & classroom resources are limited. This project will be a great way to get my students involved in constructing my weekly communications home. They will integrate the pictures we take in class to catalog the activities we've done throughout the year as a science yearbook.

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Mrs. Vikingson
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera (Red) with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR and 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX "VR" Zoom-Nikkor Lenses + EN-EL14 Battery + 32GB Deluxe Accessory Kit • Amazon $779.95 1 $779.95
Pixel Wired Remote Shutter Release Control compatible with NIKON MC-DC2, for NIKON Nikon D7000 D5100 D5000 D3200 D3100 D90. • Amazon $7.50 1 $7.50

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