You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

  • $493 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Hartman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Digital Story Telling: Expanding Our Universe

My students need a new camcorder to continue their digital storytelling projects.

My Students

Every year my second grade students become movie producers and playwrights. We as a class develop a play, write the script, create the backdrops and then produce a movie with the students as both actor and author. This enhanced digital camcorder would make these projects even better.

My students come from a diverse rural and ethnic background.

Our school is a Title I school and we have about 54% of the student body on the free and reduced price lunch program. The classroom has an average of 24 students, the transient rate is at or above 65%. My students get excited about school and their class, especially when I introduce and integrate technology within the daily lessons. The playwright project is a big part of the excitement in the classroom. Everyone gets involved, including the parents.

My Project

All teachers are aware of the technological disadvantage that some students experience within their educational career. The use of this camcorder will negate some of that disadvantage. I try to engage my students by letting them use technology throughout the year, culminating with a project that they get to keep a copy of. This project also gets the community involved by including the parents in the logistical support of the project, especially the costumes and the sustained reading practice of the scripts at home.

My project will allow the students to experience a level of creation and ownership that they may not have a chance to otherwise.

The grins on the faces at the end of the year when we show all the parents and student body the final project is worth every second spent at the camcorder and computer. This new camcorder will ensure that the students' hard work is captured in all its detail and allow their creativity to shine.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony HDRPJ260V High Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical Zoom, 16 GB Embedded Memory and Built-in Projector (2012 Model) • Amazon $377.19 1 $377.19

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Matching donations from our partners


Match offers toward project cost


Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Wasilla","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[505739],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"AK","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1087431,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Hartman","authorIds":{"505739":{"owner":"Mr. Hartman","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1087431],"proposalHash":"-2088660473","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":40422,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjAyODg5Mw==","MTkzMDgwMw==","MjAyOTE3Mw==","MTg5MjQ4OA=="],"teacherId":505739,"schoolCounty":"Matanuska Susitna","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"AK","name":"Alaska"}}