You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Beazoglou from Hartford CT is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Full STEAM Ahead: Using Easy Stop Motion Animation

My students need an iPad, cover, screen protector, and headphones for their STEAM projects.

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science." Albert Einstein

My students come to school with a strong desire to learn and achieve their very best.

They are sweet, smart, and hard working! Each of them comes from a low socioeconomic background, resulting in our school having an extremely high poverty rate. Our students receive 100% free breakfast, lunch, and dinner, if they stay for the after-school program. We have the highest rate of English Language Learners (ELL) in the state and have a high amount of Special Education students. Unfortunately, due to lack of funding, many of the basic classroom supplies, manipulatives, and tools that these students need to be successful learners, are not available. Despite these challenges, my students love school, and come every day with a smile.

My Project

Each day my students explore, research, and learn about a new concept in all areas of the curriculum. This learning is usually shared orally or through a paper and pencil activity. To foster creativity and build their skills for the 21st century, I would like my students to display their learning through Stop Motion Animation. This is a film making technique that makes inanimate objects appear to move on their own. By downloading this application on an iPad, students can learn about the film making process and teach others interesting facts they have learned in all curriculum areas. Our first use of this would be to demonstrate a main concept through our science inquiry unit including phases of the moon, why there are seasons, eclipses, and the concept of rotation and revolution. Once students understand how stop motion animation works, the concepts/experiments they choose to showcase are unlimited. They can use their creativity to determine the purpose.

This project will improve my classroom by teaching children how stop motion animation works.

Students will have ownership and autonomy in the film making process by encouraging them to plan out where a story is heading and execute their ideas. It also fosters experimentation through trying and testing and debunks the mechanics of how movie making happens. Finally, the creative constraint of the medium encourages problem solving and storytelling.

Read More
Mrs. Beazoglou
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Beazoglou is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi - tablet - 16 GB - 7.9' • Best Buy Education $399.99 1 $399.99
Zagg invisibleSHIELD GLASS - screen protector • Best Buy Education $23.15 1 $23.15
Targus Safe Fit flip cover for tablet • Best Buy Education $15.24 1 $15.24
Sony - ZX Series On-Ear Headphones - Black • Best Buy Education $8.44 1 $8.44

Materials cost

$446.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$483.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.33

Total project goal

$568.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.85

3 Donors

-$284.25

Donations toward project cost

-$241.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.49

match offer

-$284.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$241.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Hartford","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2508459],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1806423,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/full-steam-ahead-using-easy-stop-motion/1806423/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Beazoglou","authorIds":{"2508459":{"owner":"Mrs. Beazoglou","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1806423],"proposalHash":"-1642679961","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp2508459_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1480258085559","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20470033,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjUwODQ1OQ==","Mzc0NTE4","MzM1MzEwNg==","MzI1OTcxMw=="],"teacherId":2508459,"schoolCounty":"Hartford","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}