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Mrs. Pickens from Austin TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Digital Storytelling Through Sign Language

My students need materials to aid in digital storytelling, including an Akaso camera, iPad stands/cases, scrapbooks, and laminating pouches.

  • $572 goal

This project expired on June 19, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind. My campus serves as the high school level Regional Day School Program for the Deaf in our area.

Students are bused in from surrounding school districts to receive specialized services such as deaf education teachers, an audiologist, speech pathologist, VI teacher, intervener, and interpreters.

Most of our students come from low-income households and many have limited access to language (spoken English or sign language) at home. It is imperative for our students to learn new skills in a hands-on, visual way!

My Project

I teach classes over multiple grade levels, with varying abilities and they're all so excited about this project!

My students will use the Akaso camera (and iPad stands/cases) to record themselves voicing and signing about our Project Based Learned field trips that they've experienced this year, including visiting local Deaf owned businesses, our program-wide camping trip, and hands-on culinary lessons from professional chefs!

I asked my students what they needed in order to achieve our goal of producing meaningful digital storytelling projects and they said a GoPro-like camera (Akaso camera) and accessories, real scrapbooks with extra pages, lamination pouches to preserve artifacts from our excursions (ie. camp ground map or Deaf owned crepe company menu), as well as new word-combo locks to lock up our supplies in the classroom cabinet.

After they record themselves explaining what they learned on the PBL field trips by making a video, they'll digitally edit it, and upload it to YouTube. They will then paste the link to the video into the physical scrapbooks along with pictures. My students feel empowered and believe in themselves when they are able to teach each other recording and editing skills. Students also want to create online scrapbooks as well! This project will make our trips come to life for future students to enjoy for many years to come. I love their idea and completely support it!

Mrs. Pickens
Grades 9-12

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AKASO 4K Wi-Fi sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 degree Wide Angle LCD screen/remote, Royal Blue (EK7000BL) • Amazon Business $72.99 1 $72.99
AmazonBasics Adjustable Tablet Stand • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Coco: The Deluxe Junior Novelization (Disney/Pixar Coco) • Amazon Business $8.73 5 $43.65
Magnetic Screen Door New 2017 Patent Pending Design Full Frame Velcro & Fiberglass Mesh Not Polyester This Instant Retractable Bug Screen Opens and Closes like Magic it's the Last Screen You'll Need • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
8" Designer Zebra Scissors with Recycled Handles • Staples Advantage $3.99 10 $39.90
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 3 $31.35
Luxebell Accessories Kit for AKASO EK5000 EK7000 4K WIFI Action Camera Gopro Hero 5/Session 5/Hero 4/3+/3/2/1 (22-in-1) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
DOODLEBUG 5720 Value Kit Cardstock 12"X12" 50/Pkg • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
MCS MBI 13.5x12.5 Inch Fashion Fabric Scrapbook Album with 12x12 Inch Pages with Photo Opening, Red (802513) • Amazon Business $18.64 1 $18.64
Wordlock Black 5-Dial Combination Padlock and Wordlock Red 5-Dial Combination Padlock bundled by Maven Gifts • Amazon Business $18.15 1 $18.15
MCS MBI 13.5x12.5 Inch Fashion Fabric Scrapbook Album with 12x12 Inch Pages with Photo Opening, Blue (802511) • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
MCS MBI 13.5x12.5 Inch Fashion Fabric Scrapbook Album with 12x12 Inch Pages with Photo Opening, Green (802518) • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
MCS MBI 13.5x12.5 Inch Fashion Fabric Scrapbook Album with 12x12 Inch Pages with Photo Opening, Brown (802512) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
iPad 2 Case, iPad 3 Case, iPad 4 Case, AiSMei Rotating Stand Case Cover with Wake Up/Sleep For Apple iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 [ 9.7-Inch iPad Released before 2013 ] [Bonus Film+Stylus] Light Blue • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
iPad 2 Case, iPad 3 Case, iPad 4 Case, AiSMei Rotating Stand Case Cover with Wake Up/Sleep For Apple iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 [ 9.7-Inch iPad Released before 2013 ] [Bonus Film+Stylus] Navy Blue • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Wordlock PL-002-RD 5-Dial Padlock, Red • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Super Genius - Reading 2 • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12

Materials cost

$448.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$485.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.69

Total project goal

$571.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.28

1 Donor

-$285.63

Donations toward project cost

-$242.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.84

match offer

-$285.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$242.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.85

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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