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

Digital Cameras For Our Rocket Art Studio

My students need 2 digital cameras and 2 memory cards to create photography, animation, and to record their artwork and artmaking process.

  • $303 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What is contemporary art without technology? In order for Rowe artists to continue to create, we need to dive into the wonderful world of digital art. Rowe artists will benefit greatly from materials that allow for expression in the 21st century.

Rowe scholars are prideful, creative, hard-working, kind, and resilient.

Our school is college focused, and our staff works tirelessly to provide the education needed for each child to reach their highest potential. Rowe is a charter school that operates out of a settlement house that serves at-risk and high-need populations. We believe that every child deserves an education that sets up them up for success, no matter their background. Currently I see all 500 students in grades K-5. Rowe will continue to grow to be a K-8 school.

My Project

I am asking for two digital cameras and 2 memory cards to allow for extra storage. These cameras will be used for a variety of reasons. Scholars will be able to document their artmaking and artwork. This is hugely important in order for scholars to share their work with others, including art shows and competitions, and document their progress. Often times Rowe artists create work that is temporary (with wood blocks, modeling clay, etc.) and documenting with a camera is the only way to keep a record. Cameras will also be used to create animation and photographs. At Rowe, students get to drive a lot of their own creation and digital cameras will allow students to express their ideas in a 21st century way.

As we all know, creative thinking is the driving force behind progress.

As a society, we need these artful people, no matter if they are visual artists, lawyers, engineers, actors, musicians, or athletes. Providing a relevant and contemporary art education to Rowe scholars is my responsibility. Scholars need technology in order to express their ideas and understand the creative world today.

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Mrs. Brinker
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nikon - Coolpix S4300 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera • Best Buy for Business $101.99 1 $101.99
Nikon - Coolpix L26 16.1-Megapixel Digital Camera • Best Buy for Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Kingston Ultimate X - flash memory card - 16 GB - SDHC • Best Buy for Business $14.98 2 $29.96

Materials cost

$211.94

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$257.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.37

Total project goal

$302.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$302.49

8 Donors

-$197.49

Donations toward project cost

-$167.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.62

match offer

-$105.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$89.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.75

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$0.00

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