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Mrs. Gray from Huntington Beach CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need an iPad mini with a camera and internet capability to record and broadcast their art for all to see. They also need a Protective Cover for the iPad.

  • $511 goal

This project expired on February 12, 2014.

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My Students

Help move student learning to the big screen! Students have been inspired by Disney films and can't wait to use technology to make some videos themselves. Recording their art digitally allows students to create portfolios, provide feedback and improve their own performances through self critique.

My fourth grade students are active, curious, and extremely creative.

I have both fluent English speakers and English learners in my class. I also have several students who need extra support, especially with language. The arts is a great way to bring struggling students out of their shells and it helps them take risks with learning new vocabulary, as well as build their confidence to speak and perform in front of an audience. Our district is small, but we are big on the ARTS!

My Project

By providing students with this iPad mini, students will be able to photograph their two and three dimensional art pieces to post to Artsonia. There, students will develop a portfolio of their pieces and add analysis and commentary (VAPA, 4.0) about how they were created or what inspired them, as well as the medium that was used. Students will also be able to record performances of skits, vocal music performances, as well as cross-curricular activities. By watching these recordings, students will be able to self assess their performance and make a plan for improvement. Using apps like iMovie, we can create short movies using clips created by all students in the class in order to tell a complete story. Students will learn how to reflect on their art in order to improve their future projects. Projects that use this type of technology with the arts allow students to develop their artistic perception and to express themselves creatively (VAPA, 1.0 & 2.0)

This donation will help our class move forward in learning to develop 21st century skills.

Creativity will move to the forefront of our lessons and students will be learning by doing; active participants in their own education. I am hopeful that using technology for these purposes in the classroom will inspire them to use their own personal technology to inquire into things that interest them and create unique artifacts outside of the school day that extend their learning.

Mrs. Gray
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad Mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White / Silver) • Amazon $338.89 1 $338.89
Speck Products FitFolio Protective Cover for iPad mini - Black (SPK-A1512) • Amazon $26.38 1 $26.38

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