My students need a child-proof rugged digital camera so we can document our musical growth and development throughout the years.
Click, click, click, drop. Oops. In a flash, ones camera-taking abilities can be shot. The old classroom camera had a Humpty Dumpty moment. All of the King's horses and all of the King's men (and Best Buy's Geek Squad) couldn't put Ms. M's camera back together again.
My students love being in the spotlight!
They smile when they're tired, they smile when they're mad. That says a lot, considering the schools where I work. I am employed as a K-5 general music educator at two high needs, high-poverty, Title I schools in North Carolina. I also travel for a half day to a third school to teach four classes, with one self-contained behavioral class in addition to the pressing teaching load.
Regardless of the school, class, or demographics of the children, they LOVE documenting their progress throughout our musical time together. We enjoy audio recording our progress and critiquing it, taking pictures, and would love to take our technological skills to the next step. Except... we can't. The camera fell on its lens and would cost more to repair than to replace.
We are asking for an Olympus sport camera, which can take drops, slippery fingers, wet hands, sneezes, germs, and anything else the kids can possibly do with it, while it's in use.
We perform at various honors award days, holiday concerts, Spring concerts, and various PTA meetings. Whatever is needed, or whenever we have an excuse to perform, we do! The kids, parents, and school love that we document our progress and accomplishments.
Please help us create visual memories of our musical growth!
We promise when we say "cheese", the dropped camera will be able to bounce back into the slippy hands of the photographer without creating a blurry picture or a broken camera!
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