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Ms. Worley from Chicago IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Breaking News! You Can Help Us Build a News Studio!

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn how to properly use and maintain professional equipment including a web camera that provides the opportunity for live filming, a green screen and lighting for multiple skin tones.

  • $430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We are a small, diverse Chicago public school that is growing every year. Due to our growing population, we have been able to add new electives - including Journalism. My journalism students did not all choose to take this class this year, but nevertheless they jumped into the subject and projects with great enthusiasm. The students have been very resourceful with learning how to write and produce broadcast segments using very limited resources!

These delightfully ingenious young journalists are ready and eager for more professional experiences!

Currently, we have been filming on an iPad and they edit on their own computers. We are using desk lamps for lighting. One of our challenges is properly lighting each student's skin tone.

My Project

We created a mock newsroom, however, we are now ready to build a proper broadcast studio. We are in need of new lighting and video equipment to take our work to the next level. This will help us to develop and grow a long term program that will serve many students for multiple years!

We are ready to learn more professional level skills, such as working with a green screen for projections and how to use a camera to film multiple angles.

All the camera equipment we are requesting can be used in the studio or for on-location interviews and event coverage. An extra bonus is that with a new camera, our iPad can be used as a teleprompter!

Properly lighting is another challenge we face, especially with our diverse group of multiple skin tones. Learning how to use different lighting for different people is an important skill. With the proper equipment, students can get hands on experience and develop a skill that could lead to many lucrative career opportunities!

Ms. Worley
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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LimoStudio 3meter x 2.6meter / 10foot. x 8.5foot. Background Support System, 800W 5500K Umbrella Softbox Lighting Kit for Photo Studio Product, Portfolio and Video Shooting Photography Studio, AGG1388 • Amazon Business $143.99 1 $143.99
1536P Full HD Webcam, Besteker 1080P Wide Angle Camera with Microphones, Widescreen Video Calling Recording with Facial-enhancement Technology for Desktop, Laptop, Mac • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Movo HM-M2 Dynamic Omnidirectional Handheld XLR Reporter/Interview / Presentation Microphone • Amazon Business $54.95 1 $54.95
Albott 70 Inch Digital SLR Camera Aluminum Travel Portable Tripod Monopod with Carry Bag • Amazon Business $45.97 1 $45.97
Devinal Balanced 3.5mm 1/8 inch Mini Jack TRS Stereo Male to XLR Female Interconnect Audio Cable for iPhone, iPod, MP3, Computer, Speakers, and More, 10 Feet (3 Meters) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
PoP voice 196” Single Head Lavalier Lapel Microphone Omnidirectional Condenser Mic for Apple iPhone Android & Windows Smartphones, Youtube, Interview, Studio, Video Recording-Noise Cancelling Mic • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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