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Mrs. Bartley from Joplin MO is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

At Ease with Elmo!

My students need a document camera.

  • $533 goal

This project expired on October 17, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

An "Elmo" allows students to write on their papers and have it projected onto the overhead screen. This allows us to write, edit and revise our writing for publication.

Students in Joplin have been through an ordeal with last years' F5 tornado.

Bringing our technology into the 21st century is essential for these students to keep them on the right path. Keeping their minds toward the future is a necessity. Writing is extremely important for students so we need tools to enhance the writing process. A document camera allows us to work together when writing.

My Project

In the writing process, we begin with a rough draft, proceed to editing and revising, then to publication. We will be able to focus on each aspect with great detail and help each other create exciting writing pieces and even focus on the artistic portion of our writing projects.

Students use writing as a way to bring out the inward feelings.

After the tornado of 2011, students aren't sure how to discuss their feelings. As they create a writing piece, we can edit and revise our work together with a document camera as a whole class. This will bring the students feelings to the front, ready for discussion and create an environment that is conducive for the healing process.

Mrs. Bartley
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AVerVision 355AF - document camera • Best Buy $399.99 1 $399.99

Materials cost

$399.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$452.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.94

Total project goal

$532.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$532.93

2 Donors

-$532.93

Donations toward project cost

-$452.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.94

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$0.00

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