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Ms. H. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Filming Fun: Using a Macbook to Make Movies

My students need a computer to edit our videos.

  • $2,287 goal

This project expired on August 7, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Student in my technology class are trained on how to repair and maintain our technology equipment. We also create projects, such as videos showcasing amazing things about our school culture.

Our school's technology students are a select group who have demonstrated an interest in technology and a desire to serve our school.

After students are trained in technology basics, they assist us by maintaining our school's technology, as well as developing some fun, creative projects! Our school is a small, public high school founded in 2006 serving high needs students. All of our students are minorities: 96% are Black or Latino, 20% English Language Learners and almost 30% have a special education designation. We are a Title I school with more than 95% of our students eligible for free lunch. Surprisingly, many of our students still do not have computers and Internet access at home, and we could do a better job of providing them technology access at school. Unfortunately, much of our technology is outdated and on the verge of being obsolete. While we are trying to steadily build our technology capacity, it is a slow process because we are only allocated a very small technology budget each year.

My Project

The students in my technology class are creative, giving and have an inclination toward hands-on learning. Most receive special education services because of their various learning needs. Throughout the year, I have trained students on how to use technology and troubleshoot our school's technology issues, and students have worked diligently to repair and maintain our equipment, ensuring we are using everything to its capacity. This has been a great class to teach because these students respond well to the service learning nature of the class. Students are able to demonstrate understanding by acting on what they've learned, as opposed to struggling with traditional testing, as well as take on a leadership role in the school, instead of hanging back and feeling hindered by their learning disabilities. I am often exuberantly proud of my technology students when a teacher reaches out for help with a technology issue and I am able to send a technology student to successfully solve the problem!

A donation of a laptop with iMovie and the capacity to edit our videos will give us the power we need to charge our creative spirits!

It would give us the mobility we need because our elective technology class meets in different classrooms. My students have spent the year contributing to our school community by maintaining our technology equipment. A laptop would be a great reward as we begin to make videos on our school community, so we can showcase them at the end of this school year.

Ms. H.
Grades 9-12
  • Green School-Academy-Env Careers
  • Brooklyn, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple MacBook Pro ME293LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION) • Amazon $1,884.99 1 $1,884.99

Materials cost

$1,884.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$28.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,943.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$342.93

Total project goal

$2,286.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,286.19

1 Donor

-$2,286.19

Donations toward project cost

-$1,943.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$342.93

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$0.00

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