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


My students need highlighting tape and a hand held video camera, with memory card and pouch, to build and support their literacy skills and experiences.

  • $335 goal

This project expired on April 20, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read." said Marilyn Jager Adams. A child being able to hear and see his or herself read aloud is an important component for knowledge, skill, and fluency!

My students are 3rd and 4th grade special needs students who attend a title I New York City Public School.

They are unique, talented, creative and motivated students that are determined to meet their personal learning goals. Each student has their own individual talent and creativity, and when combined, they open doors and pathways to learning in many different lights. Majority of my students receive speech language therapy, and work daily on goals towards improving their speech. My students embrace the idea that learning was meant to occur in a variety of different pathways!

My Project

With the materials from this project, my students will be able to enhance their learning and literacy skills on a multitude of different levels. First and foremost, these materials will aide my students in scaffolding and enhancing their literacy skills. The highlighting tape is a creative and visually stimulating way of highlighting reading patterns, while the hand held video camera will open doors to multi-sensory learning pathways! The video camera will not only allow students to see and hear their reading, but it will bring their learning alive! One HUGE benefit of video taping them reading will be to increase their fluency skills. Students will be able to hear and see themselves on video, which will allow for personal critique, evaluation, and goal setting and more importantly will also help raise their self esteem and confidence in their learning.

This project will help make a major impact on my special needs students in a variety of ways.

Not only will it impact their education immensely, but it will also impact their social-emotional development. This project has the materials necessary to activate different learning modalities for my students, and has the ability to initiate learning in a hands-on, creative, and inspiring way!

Ms. R.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lowepro Ridge 30 - pouch for digital photo camera • Best Buy $10.99 1 $10.99
Kodak Playsport - camcorder - flash card • Best Buy $149.99 1 $149.99
PNY 16GB Secure Digital High Capacity Memory Card • Best Buy $49.99 1 $49.99
HIGHLIGHTER WIDE NOTE TAPES YELLOW 1/2 • ABC School Supply, Inc $2.08 2 $4.16
HIGHLIGHTER WIDE NOTE TAPE GREEN 1/2 • ABC School Supply, Inc $2.08 2 $4.16
HIGHLIGHTER WIDE NOTE TAPE PINK 1/2 • ABC School Supply, Inc $2.08 2 $4.16
HIGHLIGHTER WIDE NOTE TAPE BLUE 1/2 • ABC School Supply, Inc $2.08 2 $4.16
TAPE HILITER PURPLE REMOVABLE REFILL 1/2 IN • ABC School Supply, Inc $2.18 2 $4.36

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