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Mrs. DaSilva from Newark NJ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can See Clearly Now

Help me give my students access to seeing their teacher during our virtual meetings. I currently do not have a camera on my work-issued laptop and would love for them to be able to see me.

  • $218 goal

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My Students

The staff at my school has gone above and beyond to get devices to all students that needed them for Distance Learning. I am currently using my work-issued laptop; however, there is no camera.

With three children of my own at home who are trying to do their own work on devices at home, I'm limited to what devices are available.

I'm using my school-issued laptop 80% of the time and would love to have a camera so that my students can see me.

Right now, when another computer is not available, I'm still holding virtual meetings with them, but they are unable to see me. I would love to have them be able to not only hear me but see me each time we meet.

My Project

Teaching from home during this time has been an adjustment for everyone, myself included. It's been very difficult for my 1st-grade students, as well as their parents to get used to this and navigate the technology that's necessary for this transition to be successful.

I would love for my students to be able to see me during our virtual meetings.

We were lucky enough at my school to be able to distribute chrome books to all students that did not have any devices. So, they all have a computer at home, and we are in the process of getting them all connected, and able to attend virtual meetings.

I, myself, also have a school-issued laptop. However, my HP laptop does not have a camera. With three children of my own at home doing their own schoolwork, I am left using this laptop 80% of the time, so a lot of my virtual meetings with my students are conducted without a webcam on my computer, which means they cannot see me.

I would love for my students to be able to see me during every meeting we have so that we could have face-to-face interactions. For this reason, a webcam that can be clipped on to my laptop and plugged into the USB port and is also compatible with Windows 10, which is the operating system the laptops come equipped with, would really help with distance learning.

Mrs. DaSilva
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Logitech Pro Webcam - web camera • Best Buy Education $152.93 1 $152.93

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