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Mrs. Quach from Los Angeles CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A View Into My Culture

My students need a camera lens to film digital stories about their family and cultural values.

  • $333 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 5th graders from low-income immigrant families. They are English Language Learners. All of our students qualify for the free meal program. We are a Title I school, as well as a Performance Improvement School. Many of my students are struggling to learn and understand English with no help from their parents. We have a lot of latch key kids that go home every day alone and sit and watch TV. Most of my students have never encountered technology aside from being in the classroom. That's why I want to continue to expose my student to more technology and expand their learning with technological skills that they can use throughout their academic career.

My Project

My students are 5th graders from low-income immigrant families. They are English Language Learners. All of our students qualify for the free meal program. We are a Title I school, as well as a Performance Improvement School. Many of my students are struggling to learn and understand English with no help from their parents. We have a lot of latch key kids that go home every day alone and sit and watch TV. Most of my students have never encountered technology aside from being in the classroom. That's why I want to continue to expose my student to more technology and expand their learning with technological skills that they can use throughout their academic career.

Our school is a melting pot of cultures and by having students tell their stories using technology, we help our student learn important technological skills and teach them to learn tolerance and respect for all cultures.

Using the camera lens, the students will attach it to the camera we got from our previously funded project and write scripts and film their digital story about their family and their family's journey to and life in America. Student will edit and create their digital story using the footage they film with the camera and camera lens. After the digital story is complete, the students will host a family night to show their digital stories to their friends and family.

Mrs. Quach
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus and Circular Polarizer Filter - 58 mm • Amazon Business $227.94 1 $227.94

Materials cost

$227.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$282.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.80

Total project goal

$332.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$332.02

3 Donors

-$160.24

Donations toward project cost

-$146.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.22

match offer

-$160.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$136.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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