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Mr. Ruffridge from Orange CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can See You, But I Can't Hear You!

My students need a small and simple audio mixer.

  • $182 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach "Exploratory Computers" to all of our seventh graders and "Advanced Technology" to many of our eighth grade students, we are a 7/8 grade charter school that offers electives to all enrolled students and we take our students technology needs and interests very seriously.

We are a charter school with very limited funds and it is increasingly difficult to financially support new programs as well as the need for newer technology resources. Students show a very high interest in learning video editing along with other "Digital Arts." Our school also draws from a very socio-economically challenged population so the financial support from home is also very limited.

We would like to expand our technology courses to include more of the Digital Arts, including Video Production/Editing. We have gathered a majority of the equipment needed to produce a daily video announcement show as well as produce student-centered content such as podcasts. One of the missing pieces is having a basic audio mixer. Being able to provide this learning atmosphere will continually empower students with another avenue of creativity even in curriculum from various content areas. The video announcements will also be used to serve the school on a whole through public service announcements and more.

Technology is probably the hottest subject to allow students to be creative and learn in a hands-on atmosphere. This generation of students shows a growing interest, desire and need for the "Digital Arts" (being Digital Photography, Video Editing, Graphic Design and much more). The Digital Arts are becoming an integral part of today's technology curriculum and giving students the tools and support they need in the Digital Arts can many times be the key to their success in many classes at school. Students will invest their time where their interests are and they will achieve at a higher level when their interests are risen.

Mr. Ruffridge
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Xenyx 1202FX Mixing Console () • Woodwind & Brasswind $109.99 1 $109.99

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