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Ms. Pollack from Novato CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Beyond Words: A Multimedia Writing Project!

My students need a microphone, headphones, and an iPad in order to create high quality podcasts and films.

  • $671 goal

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My Students

The students in Creative Writing are a talented, passionate, and diverse mix of writers. Favorite genres and topics range between zombies to crime to dystopian science fiction to teen drama and comedy. My five-year-old daughter recently described Creative Writing as “writing about stuff.” I love the simplicity of her definition.

Creative Writing helps us develop our own power of self-expression, helps us develop empathy, but it is also a way that we make meaning of the world around us and our place in it.

We write about the “stuff” that is most important to us, that brings us the most joy, and the most pain. High school can be a challenging time, and Creative Writing is an important vehicle for building self-confidence, and as well self-exploration and self-expression.

My Project

Students will be creating original podcasts and films using the equipment purchased for the project, and they will have a lot of voice and choice in regards to the content and style of their original pieces.

Writing a script for a film or podcast is only the beginning, and with the help of these resources, students will be able to see and hear their words come to life!

High quality equipment is essential for producing a high quality product, and to helping students create something they are proud of and are able to submit to competitions such as the California Student Media Festival. As a result, we are requesting a microphone and headphones (with cases) for recording podcasts, as well as an iPad to use to film original scripts (with the help of an iOgrapher film-making case that we won last year in the media festival).

Ms. Pollack
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
New Apple iPad 9.7" Retina Display, 32GB, WIFI, Bluetooth, Touch ID, Apple Pay, Siri, Mobile Hotspot Capability, Video Recording Capability, GPS Enabled, 2017 Model, Gold • Amazon Business $329.86 1 $329.86
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Monitor Headphones • Amazon Business $69.00 1 $69.00
Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone • Amazon Business $64.00 1 $64.00
Khanka Hard Headphone Case Travel Bag for Audio-Technica ATH M50 M40X M50X M30x M50xMG Professional Studio Monitor Headphones Headset headphone • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Hard CASE for Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone. By Caseling • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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