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Mr. Sicher from Homestead FL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Future Journalists Need Upgraded Equipment

My students need a Panasonic HC-X920 camcorder to record events around the school and in the community as well as some accessories for what they already have.

  • $1,138 goal

This project expired on May 29, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In a class like television production, students are motivated to do better work if they have better equipment. For years we have recorded with small flip cameras with no audio input, but now we have new equipment and new standards, but 200 kids need more than a few good cameras.

In the age of information, my job is to arm students with the knowledge to make an impact in their community both locally and globally through video storytelling.

My students are eager and enthusiastic about TV Production, but unfortunately our equipment is outdated or just not adequate for our needs. In the last year my students have produced an award winning short film about a Deaf classmate that is gaining local attention, and they have built a relationship with our community by covering the city's Centennial events. In order to keep up with all their projects, their equipment needs to keep up as well. My students just placed fourth in a district competition despite our lack of equipment and having a team of only 4 compared to some much larger teams. We also produce a weekly news and entertainment show that serves our school.

My Project

My students need a camcorder to record events around the school and in the community. The camera will go a long way in adding a professional touch to the work we are doing. The kids have the skill and the creativity, but the equipment we have limits their ability to do a lot of the things they envision. This camera and the accessory set will enable the kids to realize their vision and provide the top notch productions that are now expected of us. Thanks to the generosity of previous donors, we will soon be receiving a new camera, but we still have more to go.

My students see what a lot of other more affluent schools in the area are doing and think that we cant produce similar content because we don't have the same equipment.

This camera will be a great step in getting them to the next level and building their confidence that we can compete, especially with our plans to participate at states this spring.

Mr. Sicher
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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22 donors22 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Panasonic HC-X920 3D Ready HD 3MOS Digital Camcorder with Wi-fi (black) • Amazon $738.99 1 $738.99
Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for Panasonic VW-VBN260 and Panasonic HC-X800, HC-X900, HC-X900M, HC-X910, HC-X920, HC-X920M, HDC-HS900, HDC-SD800, HDC-SD900, HDC-TM900 (2800mAh) • Amazon $58.99 1 $58.99
Ravelli APLT4 61-inch Light Weight Aluminum Tripod With Bag • Amazon $24.69 2 $49.38
Fully Decoded BP-727 Battery & Charger Kit for Canon Vixia HFM50 HFM52 HFM500 HFR30 HFR32 HFR300 HFR40 HFR42 HFR400 HFR50 HFR52 HFR500 Camcorder + More!! • Amazon $39.99 1 $39.99
Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card (TS16GSDHC10E) • Amazon $11.99 3 $35.97

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