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Mrs. Edwards from New York NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Eureka-ELMO! The Document Camera & Projector Bundle of Joy

My students need an Elmo document camera and projector bundle to have a clear, broad visual stream of educational demonstrations and presentations maximizing time on task.

  • $1,823 goal

This project expired on January 1, 2012.

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My Students

Imagine being an ELL, waiting all week for your one art class to begin and you can't fully see the demo because 31 classmates are crowding to get a view... with the ELMO bundle of joy, all the visual constraints will be erased. The broad, uncloudy view will be there for all to see and share in.

I work in a public primary school in a mainly Hispanic community in NYC.

The school has a large ELL population, with many students coming from areas where Spanish is the primary language. As a result, many students are isolated by the language barrier. In addition, most of my students struggle economically; almost all are living at and well below the poverty level. Crime, domestic violence, substance abuse are rampant throughout the neighborhood, leaving many of the children with threatening and unsafe home and community environments. For many, school is a sanctuary of calm and comfort. Unfortunately, the NYC Department of Education does not consider art or music to be high priority subjects. As a result, I teach over 500 students per week with very few supplies. Last year, I also took on a "Little Kids Rock" music program. Given the intense pressure and sense of powerlessness under which they live their day-to-day lives, having no art/music often means having no voice.

My Project

The Elmo document camera and projector bundle will tremendously enhance the educational process and outcomes of the children I teach. It can be very difficult for English language learners to follow processes with verbal directions,and a demonstration is often limited to those close enough to see or redone in small groupings on a tight limited schedule.Sadly, I mostly get to work with each class once per week. With class sizes looming beyond 30 children, the Elmo document camera and projector would be a tremendous asset to help my students follow any art process,shared text, and demonstrate their own processes for all to clearly see.The document camera and projector will bring the details of any item to be studied into vivid detail giving the entire class optimal visual presentations.It will also save images onto our laptop and can be used in in any presentation of work. This technology allows even more interactive use of all the varied literary texts we weave into our artworks.

Help bring the details of demonstrations,books,newspaper articles, presentations of anything imaginable to the whole class in a "front row seat" format.

Your support will give each child a clear ,broad view of anything under its lens with nothing to cloud it.It will increase class productivity in all aspects of development.This "up close" view and storage abilty will allow over 540 wonderful children to see clearly all that is to be shared equally in the educational benefits and joys of Elmo!

Mrs. Edwards
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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ELMO Document Camera and Projector Bundle 1 2,200 Lumens • Quill $1,476.99 1 $1,476.99

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