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Ms. K from Minneapolis MN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Face to Face Connections

Help me give my students a recording station and camera to help motivate and engage them to participate in distance learning activities and to promote their independence with both academic and social skills.

  • $224 goal

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My Students

My virtual classroom is a resource special education classroom that supports students with varying abilities and exceptionalities. We adapt the general education curriculum to meet the diverse needs of the students and to increase their opportunities to maintain, generalize, and transfer both academic and social skills to other environments.

My students are kind, thoughtful, and empathetic leaders who are building academic skills and social skills virtually that will help them become independent learners and thinkers through their experiences, inquiry, and action as they navigate our new normal of distance learning.

It is my goal to find materials and activities to help motivate and engage my students to participate in distance learning activities and to increase interactions with each other. The students in my classroom need many direct teaching opportunities. The students in my classroom have varying levels of needs and are able to participate in distance learning with appropriate supports and modifications.

My school is located in an urban setting and serves many children who qualify for free or reduced-rate lunch and experience homelessness. The district has limited funding and special education classrooms often need to create or purchase materials on our own in order to meet our students' needs.

My Project

All students have unique mental, physical, social emotional, and educational needs. Students need opportunities throughout distance learning to connect face to face with their peers and teachers and to successfully participate in classroom activities. Face to face connections help students focus, control their body, and support their independence throughout the school day to increase their academic achievement and social engagement as we navigate the new normal of distance learning.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student confidence with face to face interactions during distance learning, you will ultimately assist to increase their academic achievement.

The recording station and camera I have selected are high quality and will be a long term investment in our classroom that we will utilize during both distance learning and when we return to school for face to face learning. Face to face connections are paramount during distance learning for teachers to maintain relationships with their students.

Ms. K
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Luna 2.0 Interactive Easy to Use Digital Projection Camera • Amazon Business $101.02 1 $101.02
8" Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand & Cell Phone Holder for Live Stream/Makeup, UBeesize Mini Led Camera Ringlight for YouTube Video/Photography Compatible with iPhone Xs Max XR Android (Upgraded) • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99

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