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Ms. Webb from Jersey City NJ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

How to Live My Best Life: Staying Motivated

Help me give my students practice speaking their truth by producing and filming a Ted Talk about what motivates them to accept failure and learn from it. The microphones, lighting, and phone accessories are needed to film.

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My Students

Liberty High School students reflect the economic, social, and cultural diversity that you want to see in traditional public school systems. Students and highly trained teachers engage in contemporary learning styles that enrich learning experiences for all. Special needs children are celebrated and respected by our entire community with teachers and general education students advocating for their success in both inclusion and advanced placement courses. The emotional wellness of our students continues to stand at the forefront of my priorities. Creating an environment that tackles everyday issues in creative ways, generates meaningful discussion and creative writing ideas to stimulate innovation and experimentation, while keeping a love of literature alive.

My Project

My students learn best when they have hands-on experience so, their ability to produce, film, and edit news articles, blogs, podcasts, and news segments provides projects that motivate them to persevere through planning, writing, and editing. Students are able to apply textbook terminology and practices in varied ways that are designed to inspire them to be the professionals in the room.

The final culminating activity is a Ted Talk, short film, or non-fiction essay about how they remain motivated, even in the face of hardship or setbacks.

Turning the interview on themselves began with completing interpersonal surveys to get them to reflect on their year and a blog that could be about their plan of action for the next six months; a reflection about the way they have changed since September or a set-back that is challenging their motivation.

Ms. Webb
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MOUNTDOG 1350W Photography Softbox Lighting Kit 20"X28" Professional Continuous Light System with 3pcs E27 Video Bulbs 6500K Photo Studio Equipment for Filming Model Portraits Advertising Shooting • Amazon Business $59.59 1 $59.59
Lavalier Lapel Microphone 2-Pack Complete Set - Omnidirectional Mic for Desktop PC Computer, Mac, Smartphone, iPhone, GoPro, DSLR, Camcorder for Podcast, Youtube, Vlogging, and DJs • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Phone Tripod Rig, UBeesize Flexible Smartphone Video Tripod for Filmmaking Recording Vlogging with Bluetooth Remote Shutter, Compatible with iPhone/Android Cell Phone/GoPro Camera • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
SUPON U Rig Pro Smartphone Video Rig,Phone Movies Mount Handle Grip Stabilizer,Filmmaking Recording Rig Case for Video Maker Filmmaker Videographer Compatible for iPhone,Samsung,Huawei,Other Phones • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Pyle-Pro Professional Moving Coil Dynamic Cardioid Unidirectional Vocal Handheld Microphone Includes 15ft XLR Audio Cable to 1/4'' Audio Connection (PDMIC58) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
LYLYCTY Background 5x7ft Non-Woven Fabric Solid Color Green Screen Photo Backdrop Studio Photography Props LY063 • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
TED Talks Storytelling: 23 Storytelling Techniques from the Best TED Talks • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Case Logic JDS-2 USB Drive Shuttle 2-Capacity (Black/Blue) • Amazon Business $2.53 1 $2.53

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