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Mr. Chrisman from Carlsbad CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Elmo Document Camera to Help 7th Grades Writers

My students need a document camera in order to understand writing and proper formatting.

  • $982 goal

This project expired on February 15, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It is difficult to model proper writing without a functional document camera. My students tend to make the same mistakes and by showing these mistakes to the entire class, we could learn from each other.

My students are hard-working, enthusiastic 7th graders.

I have five classes of seventh graders and we discuss writing every day. They like Justin Bieber, the Simpsons, and Gary Soto's short stories. And they love technology and using it the class. These are all great students who show up on time and work hard. We have made a lot of progress in understanding literature, but as a class our writing needs work. I look forward to addressing these problems by having an Elmo Document camera in our class.

My Project

Currently, they are writing RAFT (Role Audience Format Topic) letters about Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery." We would love to compare what we wrote and use the editing skill we have learned in order demystify the writing process. And they simply cannot read these letters with my current document camera. It is outdated and inefficient in the classroom.

We need to be editors and we need to recognize the mistakes we're making as writers.

We also will save money by using a wider variety of books without having to purchase a class set. The graphic novel "Wolf" is an example of something I could present to the whole class of 30 students (times five classes) without buying a class set or having students crowd and struggle to see the artwork. In short, it would help my class in a variety of ways.

Mr. Chrisman
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 161 students.

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ELMO HV110U MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR -- ELMO HV-110u Portable Document Camera • Quill $715.99 1 $715.99

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