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Mr. Cunningham from Bridgeport CT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Video Camera to Document & Share Student Citizen Science

Help me give my students with special needs, a digital video camera so they can share their science presentations in manner that is sensitive to their needs but allows them to fully contribute to our scientific learning community.

  • $2,345 goal

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My Students

Most of our middle school students enter this year below grade level in reading and math. Our school is a neighborhood school with mostly low-income families with many students having siblings in lower grades. All of my students receive free lunch under the federal Title I program. 50 percent of my students this year are formally identified with Special Needs including ASD, SLD and many English Language Learners. Some have social anxiety and class presentations/public speaking are very hard for them.

My students, many with special needs, come from low-income households, yet they come to school every day excited to learn They have been working extremely hard this year, improving their independent scientific techniques and making discoveries that they are extremely excited to share with an audience larger than our classroom; they have put the challenge on me to make every available resource available to them to help them succeed.

My Project

Many of my students are still learning English and/or have social anxiety and are fearful of public speaking and presentations. Often, I feel their voices and contributions go unheard by their classmates and their contributions to the class are overlooked.

This video camera will allow the students to record their own presentations or film one another so they work and improve their verbal presentation skills; My English Language Learners in particular are more comfortable after repetitive practice and reflection, otherwise they feel embarrassed with mispronunciation.

Students will be able to edit/reshoot and enhance their footage. using WeVideo Software so they can put forth their best work.

Mr. Cunningham
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Canon XA15 Professional Camcorder with Battery Pack • Amazon Business $1,934.11 1 $1,934.11

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