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Mrs. Bays from Dixon CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Document Camera for Visual Science Demonstrations

My students need a way to see lab demonstrations in real time from every seat in the classroom.

  • $767 goal

This project expired on March 7, 2013.

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My Students

Help my visual learners see what their lab experiments should look like and turn in completed assignments.

The 7th graders in my classroom have never had a science class before and are excited to get their hands on some real labs.

Unfortunately, there are so many students in one room that only the front row really gets a good chance to see my lab demonstrations before they try it on their own. While I have a digital projector, this projector cannot show lab demonstrations I want to do in class unless I video tape them ahead of time. I also cannot use the projector to go over all their homework because not all the documents I create for class are capable of being typed.

My Project

A document camera would help my visual learners see what their lab experiments should look like before they do them on their own. Not only that, but we could use the document camera to go over other classwork assignments as a class, ensuring that all students understand the material. My classroom does not currently even have an overhead projector, so it is hard for students to follow along with an assignment when I want them to check their answers.

This document camera would increase engagement in my students.

More students would turn in completed assignments with correct answers if we were able to go over them in class. The document camera would also give students more confidence when doing labs because they have already all seen a demonstration up close.

Mrs. Bays
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 95 students.

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Epson DC-11 Document Camera - document camera • Best Buy $550.99 1 $550.99

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