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Mrs. M. from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Digital Cameras for Artistic Chicago Teens!

My students need 4 digital cameras, 4 mini tripods to use with them, and 4 memory cards to create innovative artwork using digital photography and videography in art class.

  • $516 goal

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My Students

Some of my students could easily have a future career in the media arts, but we need digital cameras in order to expose them to a more professional level of digital photography, graphic design, and videography.

My media arts students make me laugh every single day.

My students in this particular class are creative, kind, and funny kids. This class has a great community feeling and the students help and support each other. These are teens from all over the city of Chicago that make up my wonderful, small and close-knit school in the Roscoe Village neighborhood. The school prides itself on its diversity (racially, socio-economically, and diverse learners), which can be rare in Chicago Public Schools. 81.5% of students are considered low income.

My Project

Students will use the digital cameras to take photos and videos, which they will learn to edit to create finished work. They will create instructional videos for use in the school, self-portrait videos, create stop motion animations and time lapse videos, and will learn and apply the fundamentals of photography while taking photos on walking field trips around the neighborhood and the city. Students will learn how to do more than "point and shoot" with their phones. They will learn to appreciate the beauty surrounding them with the help of digital cameras. With the ability to take video, students will learn how to produce a polished video on a specified topic; a valuable skill for college and the real world.

Your donation will provide 4,365 smiles to engaged teenage students taking photos in the school, neighborhood, and city.

Your donation will provide 3,567 creative thoughts to enter students' minds while videoing around the school. Your donation will provide 2,452 moments of collaboration between students while helping each other take the perfect photo or video. Your donation will provide each student with a new way to see and capture the world that surrounds them.

Mrs. M.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nikon Coolpix S2800 20.1 MP Point and Shoot Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Silver) International Version No Warranty • Amazon Business $89.49 4 $357.96
VidPro Gripster Flexible Compact Camera Tripod • Amazon Business $5.69 4 $22.76
SanDisk 8GB Class 4 SDHC Flash Memory Card - 2 Pack SDSDB2L-008G-B35 • Amazon Business $10.69 2 $21.38

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