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Mrs. Schmid from Stockton MO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Be a Voice, Not an Echo

My students need microphones, headphones and a camcorder for our media room so they can create podcasts and videos on current events, create character education lessons or share book talks to encourage others students to read.

  • $278 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As the Library Media Specialist you would think that I would interact with students in one specific way; finding books. That is definitely not the case. Students come into the library for so many other reasons. They come to be heard, to socialize, to collaborate, and to create.

After years of teaching, the thing I know most about students is that they do all of those things in their own special way.

As a classroom teacher I understood the importance of presenting material and creating activities conducive to all learning styles. I have discovered it is just important to offer up stations in the media center that differentiate between the multiple intelligences.

Middle school students are at such a vulnerable place in their lives. Their uniqueness needs to acknowledged and respected so they can build the foundation to live their best life.

My Project

Closing the gap between how students are being educated and how they learn best is essential. In today's world, libraries are transforming into those innovation centers where authentic learning is beginning to take shape. By developing stations in the media center where students can experiment with the eight multiple intelligences, and giving them the opportunity to be successful in that realm, we are letting them take ownership in their educational experience and setting the stage for a lifetime of learning.

Last year I developed several different stations in the library that students were naturally drawn to.

I gathered resources such as free software for students who were interested in art and music. I used limited funds from my budget to create interpersonal and intrapersonal spaces with flexible seating, and I had a parent who graciously purchased Makerspace items such as Legos, Kevoplanks, and board games for visual-spatial and logical-mathematical learners.

This year I want to add a media center. By acquiring microphones and headphones for podcasts and a camcorder to enhance the visual appeal, students will be able to use their "voices" to debate or share current events and create videos for Character Education lessons and book talks to encourage other students to read.

Mrs. Schmid
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blue Microphones Snowball Ice Microphone w/Knox Pop Filter & Studio Headphones • Amazon Business $69.95 2 $139.90
Video Camera Camcorder SOSUN HD 1080P 24.0MP 3.0 Inch LCD 270 Degrees Rotatable Screen 16X Digital Zoom Camera Recorder and 2 Batteries(301S-Plus) • Amazon Business $62.99 1 $62.99

Materials cost

$202.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$235.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.63

Total project goal

$277.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$277.56

1 Donor

-$277.56

Donations toward project cost

-$235.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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