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Ms. Kim from Santa Rosa CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focusing on Creativity

My students need 10 digital cameras with memory cards in order to complete their photo elective projects.

  • $634 goal

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My Students

My students are eager to have different learning experiences that they can relate to in their personal lives. I teach at a Title 1 school where close to 95% of all students receive free and reduced lunch. Even though some of our students do not come with much, we provide them with the tools they need to succeed. My 6th grade students are taught in a self-contained classroom. My students work extremely hard every day to overcome the challenges that they face inside and outside the classroom. This has become even more apparent because of the Santa Rosa Tubbs Fire ravaging our community. While our classroom was lucky and none of my students lost their homes, they were all evacuated. We were out of school for several weeks as the fires devastated our town.

My Project

Our school's goal is to turn out students who are 21st Century Learners: students who are prepared to create with technology not just consume others' work. My students are learning to build and maintain digital portfolios to showcase their work. We currently use Chromebooks in the classroom, which are great for many types of digital creation, but are not well suited to photography. As an elementary school, our staff has offered various elective classes for our 4th-6th graders to take that involve real-life learning experiences.

I teach the Photography elective and multiple cameras would allow for increased accessibility in the classroom.

Exposure to different digital cameras will also open up technology opportunities for my students. This would allow for smaller groups using the technology and will give each student more time with hands-on camera experience. Through our 6-week elective program, the goal is to have students with beginning photography experience and a varied portfolio to showcase for it.

Ms. Kim
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bonna 21 mega pixels HD Digital Camera - Digital video camera - Students cameras - Students Camcorder - Handheld Sized Digital Camcorder Indoor Outdoor for Adult /Seniors / Kids (silver) • Amazon Business $37.00 8 $296.00
SanDisk 16GB Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Up to 80MB/s Memory Card (SDSDUNC-016G-GN6IN) • Amazon Business $8.99 10 $89.90
Bonna 21 mega pixels HD Digital Camera - Digital video camera - Students cameras - Students Camcorder - Handheld Sized Digital Camcorder Indoor Outdoor for Adult /Seniors / Kids (silver) • Amazon Business $37.00 1 $37.00
Bonna 21 mega pixels HD Digital Camera - Digital video camera - Students cameras - Students Camcorder - Handheld Sized Digital Camcorder Indoor Outdoor for Adult /Seniors / Kids (silver) • Amazon Business $37.00 1 $37.00

Materials cost

$459.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$42.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$538.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.10

Total project goal

$633.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$633.98

1 Donor

-$63.40

Donations toward project cost

-$53.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.51

match offer

-$570.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$484.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.59

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$0.00

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