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Ms. Schuhwerk from Saint Louis MO is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Confessions of a 21st Century Teenager: Becoming Responsible Digital Storytellers

My students need audio and video equipment for our Digital Storytelling project.

  • $2,980 goal

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My Students

I recently made the switch from Middle School Visual Art Teacher to Middle/High School Makerspace Teacher and it has been an immense pleasure getting to know the students at my new school!

My students are full of creativity, ambition and a willingness to work hard!

We are an urban public charter school, serving a large city in Missouri. While the students come from economically diverse backgrounds, many of my students belong to communities that lack resources and need the extra support we aim to provide in our classrooms.

The diversity in our school is something that students take pride in, and as such, our school aims to provide an environment that encourages differences. Being a Visual and Performing Arts school, we also aim to develop and foster a love for the arts through a large range of arts offerings and critical thinking by offering Makerspace STEAM classes to all levels.

My Project

The high school STEAM class is seeking project materials to set up a confessional video/audio booth to tell the stories that many teenagers are anxious to share!

By converting the front room of the GCAA Makerspace into a video/audio studio, students will work with the equipment and the student population to create documentary style films that tell our students' stories.

The iMac will be used to run the DAW (digital audio workstation) software and iMovie for audio and video editing, the lighting package and Nikon DSLR will be set up for videography and the remaining requested equipment will support the sound and video set up.

The student body will be prompted to reflect on the state of everything from their communities and daily struggles to feelings about the current political climate and just sharing their voice.

Our focus will be to learn how to ethically and responsibly tell stories through the digital platform.

Ms. Schuhwerk
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - 21.5'iMac (Latest Model) - Intel Core i5 (2.3GHz) - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Silver • Best Buy Education $1,099.99 1 $1,099.99
Nikon D3400 with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR + Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lens + 64GB, Deluxe Accessory Bundle and Xpix Cleaning Accessories • Amazon Business $699.00 1 $699.00
PreSonus Eris E8 2-Way Active Studio Monitors (Single) • Amazon Business $249.95 1 $249.95
PreSonus AudioBox 96 Studio USB 2.0 Recording Bundle with Interface, Headphones, Microphone and Studio One software • Amazon Business $199.00 1 $199.00
Linco Studio Lighting Light Video Photo Softbox Photography Kit Backdrop Muslin • Amazon Business $129.00 1 $129.00
MAONO AU200 Dual Lavalier Microphones, Hands Free Clip-on Lapel Mic with Omnidirectional Condenser for Camera,DSLR,iPhone,Android,Samsung,Sony,PC,Laptop (236in/20ft) • Amazon Business $28.88 1 $28.88
Adam Hall PAD ECO Series SPADECO2 Monitor Isolation Pad • Amazon Business $25.05 1 $25.05
AmazonBasics Tripod Boom Microphone Stand • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
Earamble Studio Microphone Pop Filter Round Shape Wind Mask Shield Screen • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Heavy Duty Muslin Clamps 4 1/2 inch 6 Pack • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98

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