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Mr. Volpe from San Jose CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Digital Photography in the Classroom

The cost of a digital camera, a color photo printer, four inkjet cartridges, and 50 sheets of photo paper is $981, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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The digital world of photography and multi-media presentations is where it's at. As an avid photographer I would like to purchase some equipment so my students can take their own pictures and learn how to use these images to create reports, as well as how to include them in word documents and programs such as PowerPoint. I take my students on many weekend adventures such as camping, sea kayaking, river rafting and sledding. I take many photos and the kids get great joy from seeing the photos I take. I would like to take their enthusiasm for pictures and have them start taking their own. They would then use their own images to write about things they learned on the trip, create a digital herbarium, write letters to pen pals and thank you letters (with inserted photos) to people who donate to help fund our trips. Schools are leaving our kids behind in an ever increasing techno-world. The things we do will help better prepare my students for a world that is becoming more computer-based by the minute. I teach all subjects at fifth grade in a low-socioeconomic school in San Jose. The students I teach are about 75% Latino and 25% Asian. My students are much less prepared than kids from more affluent communities where kids have better access to technology in their homes. I would like to supply my students with are a digital camera, a color photo printer with extra cartridges and photo paper. My class has 32 students and they will all have access to creating their own projects. I often use “experts” who do a great job in teaching the other students. I spend a lot of my own time after school teaching the “experts” to become skilled in using the tools of technology. I take my students on weekend adventures where we get into the outdoors and learn about the natural sciences. I want them to photograph their activities and the things they see and use it as springboard to further research while they hone their technology skills by manipulating images while creating documents, presentations, reports and a photo journal of our adventures. In creating these projects my students will gain skills in technology as well as photography. Both of these fields are under-represented by women and minorities. These types of activities can open many opportunities for my students.

Mr. Volpe
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fujifilm(R) FinePix S3100 Digital Camera, 40 Megapixel • Office Depot Inc. $314.99 1 $314.99
HP Photosmart 8150 Color Photo Printer • Office Depot Inc. $198.30 1 $198.30
HP Model C9363WN No 97 Tri-Color Inkjet Print Cartridge • Office Depot Inc. $35.99 1 $35.99
HP Premium Plus Photo Paper, High Gloss, 8 1/2quot x 11quot, 115 mil, 90 Brightness, Pack Of 50 Sheets • Office Depot Inc. $34.79 1 $34.79
HP Model C8767WN No 96 Black Inkjet Cartridge • Office Depot Inc. $32.45 1 $32.45
HP Model C9368AN No 100 Gray Photo Inkjet Cartridge • Office Depot Inc. $26.42 1 $26.42
HP Model C9369WN No 99 Photo Inkjet Cartridge • Office Depot Inc. $26.42 1 $26.42

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