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Mrs. Leavitt from South Jordan UT is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Documenting It In A New School

My students need three iPad Minis with protective cases and wall chargers, tripods, document camera, pencil sharpener, and microphones for incorporating documentaries in their writing.

  • $1,220 goal

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My Students

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Tell me and I will forget, teach me and I will remember, involve me and I will learn." There is nothing more involved and exciting than making movies in a classroom. This is what I want to do with my students this year.

Our school is a brand new school, and I have a very diverse class.

My class has students from at least 8 different countries, and many of them speak different languages. They have all come together at my school, which is an International Baccalaureate school, where we teach students to be internationally minded along with the core curriculum. I am excited this year to involve my students in learning about the world around them. I want to do this through film and documentaries. I also have several very low students, who are in need of intervention, and the iPads will aid in their progression through apps.

My Project

I have requested iPads with protective cases, microphones, and tripods that will allow us to film our writing. Writing has become and important part of the core curriculum and as students write for a purpose in film making, it becomes much more engaging and exciting. I plan on making "how to" videos and "documentaries" along with plays. iPads can also beneficial for below level students, who have difficulty writing with a pencil or formulating sentences. They can also be helpful with apps that can help with math or reading. I plan to use them in every facet. I have also requested a document camera and a pencil sharpener, because our school is a brand new charter school, and this equipment would benefit my classroom greatly.

I know that this project will make a huge difference in my students lives.

It will make a the writing core come alive for the high students and it will allow the writing curriculum to be possible for my students who truly struggle to hold a pencil. I would be so utterly grateful for these items to be donated to my classroom this year.

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Mrs. Leavitt
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi Only, White / Silver) • Amazon Business $224.99 3 $674.97
IPEVO Point 2 View USB Camera • Amazon Business $69.00 1 $69.00
Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Video Camera Condenser Shotgun Microphone • Amazon Business $53.00 1 $53.00
Vastar® Universal iPad Tablet Tripod Mount Holder Adapter (12.5-20 cm Adjustable Width) for Apple iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad Mini 1st, 2, 3, - Samsung Galaxy Tab, Tab 2, Tab 3, Tab 4, Tab Pro, Tab S, Microsoft Surface, Google Nexus and more Tablets - Use on Tripod, Monopod, Selfie Stick, Tabletop Tripod Stand, etc • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag • Amazon Business $23.49 2 $46.98
Neewer 3.5mm Hands Free Computer Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone (3X Lapel Microphone) • Amazon Business $6.55 5 $32.75
iPad Mini Case, Rankie® Leather iPad Mini Smart Case Cover for Apple iPad Mini and iPad Mini with Retina Display with Auto Sleep/Wake Feature (Blue) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Carl Angel-5 Pencil Sharpener Quiet for Office and Home Desks, School Classroom. (Blue) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
iClever® 4.8A 24W Dual USB Travel Wall Charger with SmartID Technology, Foldable Plug for iPhone iPad, Samsung Galaxy, HTC Nexus Moto Blackberry, Bluetooth Speaker Headset, Power Bank and More, White • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
AmazonBasics USB 2.0 Extension Cable - A-Male to A-Female - 6.5 Feet (2 Meters) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
SquareTrade 2-Year PC Peripherals Protection Plan ($50-$75) • Amazon Business $4.92 1 $4.92

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