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Mrs. Shanks from Broken Arrow OK is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Document Camera-Shared Learning Experiences for Visual Learners

My students need a document camera and hear myself sound phones to decrease educational gaps among third graders.

  • $221 goal

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My Students

We are third graders from a Title I elementary school located in the northeast side of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Our classroom is filled with students from many backgrounds, educational experiences, and talents. We have around 26 students in our classroom, including several students who are new to the United States, students who speak little English, and students with special needs (speech and behavioral health). We are also located in a low-income level neighborhood.

I am starting my seventeenth year of teaching, returning to the same school.

I believe in providing a high-quality education to all students. It is very important to me that all learning is accessible to all students. I love learning, and so do my students!

My Project

My third graders will use the document camera to share classwork and model skills with the entire class. The document camera will enable us to view both literacy and math instruction, so we can discuss ways to master our skills. This will allow the teacher to demonstrate appropriate instruction, and decrease the number of copies and papers needed in the classroom.

The document camera will increase my ability to model literacy and mathematics skills to decrease educational gaps by providing students with concrete examples.

Also, students will have increased opportunities to share their learning with their peers.

How exciting! A classroom where all students can see and hear the same information at the same time! Staying engaged with fewer distractions, like paper rustling and shuffling!

Likewise, the "hear myself" phones will allow struggling readers to listen to themselves read without distracting their peers, all the while monitoring their fluency.

Mrs. Shanks
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Adesso NuScan 500A document camera • CDW-G $93.80 1 $93.80
EE539 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

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