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Mr. Marty from Parkersburg WV is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blennerhassett is S.T.E.A.M. Powered and Starting a New Digital Era

My students need a highly functional, multipurpose camera and accessories for use in classroom video-editing projects, extra-curricular and athletic projects, and school informational announcement broadcasts.

  • $925 goal

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My Students

How do students from Parkersburg, WV see the world? The answer: through the eyes of technology and hands-on experiences. The students of my 5th grade classroom are making a difference through their actions in and out of the classroom. These students are the role models of our school by attacking tasks they are given using critical, higher level thinking.

These students utilize their diverse prior knowledge to solve real-world problems on a daily basis.

These high achieving students keep outgrowing our technology and crave more intellectually. Our S.T.E.A.M. program is not only making a difference in our community and county, it is turning heads at the state level. We have been featured by multiple media outlets as well as received a citation from the WV House of Delegates.

In the past three years, our students have worked on the following projects: a Skype interview with current Disney/Pixar President and Co-founder Edwin Catmull, competing in LEGO Robotics competitions, video editing, 3D printing, designing and producing trophies for a school-wide egg drop, making mathematics games for kindergartners, being reading buddies with 2nd graders, tutoring 3rd graders in math, taking Google Expeditions and broadcasting school-wide morning announcements just to name a few.

My Project

With the recent upgrades in our BES Innovation Center and our cafeteria thanks to funding from our PTA and LSIC as well as the WV Governor's STEM Initiative, the fifth grade is in need of a video technology upgrade. We are looking to purchase a Nikon 3400 DSLR camera to use in video editing, recording academic and athletic events, and numerous STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) projects. This camera and the accessories package will be used by my fifth grade and be available for use by our other fifth graders as well as our feeder middle school BMS as well.

We at the Blennerhassett schools are setting the bar much higher for which STEM programs will be measured in our county and our state.

My class, as well as Mrs. Smith's 3rd grade class, was awarded a total of $6,000 in grant money to expand our Robotics program. Our PTA purchased expert level video editing software, two 50" 4K resolution VIZIO Smart TVs, and brackets. These will be used to broadcast information for students and parents throughout the school day and beyond.

The requested equipment will allow our school to provide top level technology to our students. Since our excellent auditorium is the hub for Wood County Schools as well as other community events, we will continue to show why Blennerhassett is a great "... educational environment to address the needs, talents, and abilities of all our students."

Mr. Marty
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Nikon D3400 with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR + Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lens + 64GB, Deluxe Accessory Bundle and Xpix Cleaning Accessories • Amazon Business $719.00 1 $719.00
Powerextra EN-EL14 EN-EL14a 2 x Nikon Replacement Battery With Charger for Nikon D3100 D3200 D3300 D3400 D5100 D5200 D5300 D5500, P7000 P7100 P7700 P7800 DSLR Cameras (Free Car Charger Available Now) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99

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