You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

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

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Cunningham is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon XA15 Professional Camcorder with Battery Pack • Amazon Business $1,934.11 1 $1,934.11

Materials cost

$1,934.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,993.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$351.73

Total project goal

$2,344.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,344.85

1 Donor

-$996.56

Donations toward project cost

-$996.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$1,172.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$996.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$175.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$175.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Bridgeport","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4647296],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4056906,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":3,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/a-video-camera-to-document-share-stude/4056906/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":140,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Cunningham","authorIds":{"4647296":{"owner":"Mr. Cunningham","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4056906],"proposalHash":"-1043065466","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-4_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20978068,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":304,"proposalURL":"project/women-scientists-digital-storytime-for/5431199/","proposalTitle":"Women Scientists: Digital Storytime for Young Students","proposalId":5431199},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDY0NzI5Ng==","NjM1NTM4OQ=="],"teacherId":4647296,"schoolCounty":"Fairfield","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}