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Ms. Durbin Butler from Tampa FL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Audio/Visual Equipment Needed for Military Children

My students need a teleprompter for hands-on STEM audio/visual technology projects.

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My Students

Many students wonder every school day "When am I ever going to use this information in my life?" but they never have to ask themselves that in business technology courses! Though my students are surrounded by technology (cell phones, tablets and game stations) and could setup my new DVD player in a snap, they don’t have the technology skills needed for higher education and future careers. Business Technology classes address that problem and prepare our children for higher education and careers.

My school is located on a US Air Force Base and most of our students are from military families, many of whom have parents deployed overseas.

In addition to dealing with parental deployment, military children endure the strain of restarting relationships with friends and teachers and keeping up with work in each new school. Our teachers are proud to serve the children of those who serve our country.

My Project

My audio/visual and business technology students are learning how to use technology both academically and professionally.

My students need audio/visual equipment for video production projects, as well as to enhance their understanding of how this new technology works.

It is not enough to show students videos or tell them about technology tools and applications. For them to obtain the required skills, they need hands-on experience with the professional tools and applications used in business. Through my Introduction to Arts, Audio/Visual Technology and Communication course, students are learning about video production and editing and need to a teleprompter for their video production projects.

My students will use this equipment (tablet) to create videos to show on the morning show and school website, to create projects and lessons to share with their classmates and peers, and for digital storytelling through podcasts, vlogs and classroom projects. This not only allows students to learn new technology skills through hands-on activities, but digital storytelling has been shown to promote leadership, creativity and collaboration skills.

Unfortunately, many of these tools and applications aren't available in public schools. Please help me so that I can give my students access to these tools needed for video production.

Ms. Durbin Butler
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black - with Special Offers • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
CuePro Prompter Teleprompter • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Parrot PT-Remote Teleprompter Remote for Smartphones and Tablets with Bluetooth Wireless • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00

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