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Mrs. Liedtke from Amarillo TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cultivating Young Writers in West Texas

My students need a document camera to enhance their learning in their fourth grade reading and writing classroom.

  • $226 goal

This project expired on December 2, 2015.

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My Students

"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be." Rita Pierson

Our classroom is known as a place of acceptance.

As their reading and writing teacher, I strive to teach my students skills that they will use for life. I want my students to be able to effectively express themselves through writing, and develop a deep love for reading. My fourth graders are spunky and sassy. They are street smart and aware of the world around them. A lot of my students deal with significant poverty and extremely tough situations at home. I want to give them the very best education. They are worth it! About seventy percent of our campus is free and reduced lunch. We have a handful of ESL students, and we are a Title 1 campus.

My Project

Turning your back to the class as you write on the board has never been a great way to capture and maintain student attention. A document camera not only allows you to face students, it allows you to adapt the lesson to what they need at the time. My students love to learn, and this technology will enable me to teach in a more engaging way. They have varied learning styles that a document camera will help to address and allow all types of learners to participate. Having a document camera in class will enrich my students' learning experiences and open up new opportunities for technology use in, and out of, the classroom. Writer's Workshop will take will take on a new dimension as their writing is viewed and peer reviewed through the document camera's footage. These are tools that will help these students, and those for years to come.

A document camera would provide my students with the high quality educational opportunity that they deserve!

I don't want them to miss out on anything that I am teaching to them. My students deserve the best and with this document camera, I feel that I am providing them with the best that I am able! My students and I THANK YOU SO MUCH for your consideration!

Mrs. Liedtke
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Ipevo iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera for iPad, PC and Mac (CDVW-01IP) • Amazon Business $159.00 1 $159.00

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