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Mr. Rackley from Montgomery AL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Better Bands From A Bird's Eye View

My students need an aerial recording device to aid them in the process of executing field shows, parades, and competitions.

  • $358 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are coming from low socioeconomic communities and oftentimes they are marginalized. Our band program is self-funded. As a result, sometimes the students have to perform with the bare minimum. Many of my students are visual learners and would greatly benefit from being able to see the field shown from a "bird's eye view". Although they are faced with many stumbling blocks, they still work hard and deserve to see the fruits of their labor. Funding this project would allow my students to see that hard work and diligence pay off.

My Project

With the addition of a drone, my students will be able to assess marching band field shows from an aerial view. The drone would be used during daily band rehearsals in order to receive instant feedback. Instant feedback is very important as a means of self-reflection. This will allow both the teacher and students to review the files and discuss ways to accomplish drill precision.

In keeping with the ever-changing times, having cutting-edge technology gives our band program the ability to be competitive.

I truly believe that my students can achieve greatness with the assistance of today's best practices.

Mr. Rackley
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Holy Stone GPS FPV RC Drone HS100 with Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home Quadcopter with Adjustable Wide-Angle 720P HD WIFI Camera- Follow Me, Altitude Hold, Intelligent Battery Long Control Range • Amazon Business $249.99 1 $249.99

Materials cost

$249.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$304.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.67

Total project goal

$357.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$357.78

2 Donors

-$191.39

Donations toward project cost

-$162.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.71

match offer

-$166.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$141.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.96

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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