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Mrs. Burr
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Capturing Student Voice Through Video Production

My students need a professional level digital camera (Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera) to capture their voice in video productions for the school, community, and on a national level!

My Students

My school is located in a lower socioeconomic area of Ewa Beach on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. My students come from diverse home environments. The student population of Ilima Intermediate is representative of the diverse communities of the Ewa Plains. There are students from “well-rooted” families of the community who represent a wide variety of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. There are also a growing number of students from families who have immigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines, Asia and the South Pacific area including Micronesia. Our military population is also growing as housing on the island continues to rise, leaving Ewa Beach one of the last affordable options to low and middle income families. Our school community embraces our diversity and provides a safe place where all learners strive for career and college readiness.

One of my goals as a media teacher is to empower my students with a voice in their community.

My students are learning how to become effective visual storytellers and I push them to take their production value from good to great! We are highly motivated to learn new technology and video production strategies to tell our stories.

My Project

My students need a video camera that can record professional quality audio and video, as well as take still photographs to create Media productions for my class, for the community, and to enter competitions on the national level.

With the Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera, my student production teams can compete locally and nationally to share their stories about adolescent life in Hawaii.

We are currently producing video stories for our educational partners at PBS Hawaii, which provides a rich curriculum, but no funds for the technology needed to create these productions. Your donation will help us go from good to great!

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Canon - EOS 80D DSLR Camera with 18-55mm IS STM Lens - Black • Best Buy Education $1,232.85 1 $1,232.85

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This project will reach 200 students.

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