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Ms. Abbate from Bronx NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Reading Portfolio That Can Come Alive!

The cost of a camcorder/digital camera from CDW, Inc. is $717, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $735 goal

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I am a third grader teacher in a Title One school. Third grade is a difficult grade for many reasons. But, first and foremost, it is the grade where children start to read to learn, as opposed to learning to read. However, many children still need to learn several basics of reading, such as fluency and expression. A great way to show progress to children is visually. I have gotten my hands on a template for an electronic portfolio. This portfolio is interactive, and can store a child's progress for an entire school year, if not longer. My problem is I need a video camera that I can link to my computer. This video camera will capture the children reading aloud, and digitally process it onto the computer. Now, I can not only show children their progress, but I can store the video for the entire year. I will even be able to burn a CD for parental viewing. There are numerous other benefits, such as recording school plays and special events that can be gifted to the kids on a CD. Thank you for your consideration.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung DuoCam SC-D6550 - camcorder / digital camera combo - Mini DV • CDW Inc. $518.69 1 $518.69

Materials cost

$518.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$602.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$132.30

Total project goal

$735.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$735.00

1 Donor

-$693.11

Donations toward project cost

-$603.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.26

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$0.00

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