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Mrs. Van Batavia from Kansas City MO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing You Good News With Video Announcements!

My students need a green screen and supporting system, lights, and tripods to create video announcements to share with students, staff, and parents. Students need a moveable white board to brainstorm and assign stories.

  • $642 goal

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My Students

My students are inquisitive, energetic, creative learners. They are excited to research and share important school-news stories and also highlight special, hard-working students. They look forward to sharing the news of their school and district with all of the students, the staff, and community of their school

My students will acquire real-world research, writing, and literacy experiences as they create, write, film, and edit news stories that are important to them.

They know this project will give them a voice!

My Project

These materials will support hands-on creativity and literacy for students at our school as they create video news announcements to share with staff, students, and parents. Students will use tripods in on-location interviews and the green screen and lighting to film the lead news stories. They will use the lighting supplies to help them produce professional-looking news stories that they will be proud to share.

Students will use the supplies to emulate real journalists.

They will use the materials to brainstorm, organize, and assign school news stories. Students will continue using the materials to write, broadcast, and edit news announcements that are shared daily.

Mrs. Van Batavia
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
StarTech com Tripod Floor Stand for Tablets With Carrying Bag • CDW-G $61.22 3 $183.66
ZHIDIAN Magnetic White Board with Stand/Dry Erase Board Aluminum frame 24x36 Inches Mobile Foldable easel /4 markers and 1 eraser 8 magnet • Amazon Business $179.00 1 $179.00
Julius Studio Photo Studio Kit 6 x 9 ft. Green White Black Muslin Backdrop Screen & Supporting System, Umbrella Reflector, Light Bulb, Soft Box Light Diffuser, Socket, Tripod Light Stand, JSAG195 • Amazon Business $144.99 1 $144.99

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