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Ms. R. from Dixon CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Digital Camera for Journalism

The cost of an Olympus C-5060 wide zoom digital camera is $888, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $888 goal

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I teach a very successful high school journalism class which my students and I built from scratch. We desperately need a high quality digital camera to replace the broken one that we currently have. My students share that camera, but it is not working very well. There are 27 students in the class who produce over two dozen stories requiring photos each month, so sharing a camera becomes very difficult. We are very proud of our journalism program and I would like to do more photojournalism in addition to the fine print journalism we already do. We could also share the camera with the yearbook class, which faces the same need for a digital camera as we do. The kids would use the camera nearly every single day! I would be able to teach them not only how to use the camera, but also how to download and process the photos. With a high quality camera (our current camera is pretty low tech), we should be able to do some pretty interesting photo work and develop our front pages. I believe that the area we would improve most would be sports photography, which is not very well done at this point as a direct result of not having the proper equipment. Trust me! We would be forever grateful if this need were met.

Ms. R.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
OLYMPUS C-5060 WIDE ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA -- Olympus Digital Cameras; Camedia C-5060 Wide Zoom • Quill Corporation $584.99 1 $584.99

Materials cost

$584.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$727.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$159.75

Total project goal

$887.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$887.50

1 Donor

-$873.30

Donations toward project cost

-$728.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$145.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.50

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$0.00

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