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Ms. McDaniel
Never Before Funded Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
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Distance learning
These materials will help students continue learning through school closures and other scheduling uncertainties related to coronavirus. Items will be delivered to the location chosen by the teacher.

Increase Home Learning Through a Vivid Virtual Experience!

Help me give my students access to high quality videos to view on Schoology - the Hovercam will record in high definition and in accurate color which is incredibly important to teaching art.

My Students

My community is widely diverse in terms of economic situations from a large low-income population and a very large foster base all the way to students who are at an advantage in terms of technology and home support. All students have access to school technology but not all have access to internet so reaching students has to be well-organized and contain different access options. My students are bright and eager to learn but reaching them during this time is difficult due to the extremely different circumstances each student is learning in.

The art teachers at my school have the ability to post our lessons online, but with limited teaching technology, we have to really use creative ways to differentiate our lessons to reach all students.

My Project

This technology will help me record live high definition art lessons without the lag I currently experience and as well as give me the ability to answer questions as I teach. In our first experience of distance learning, the inability to reach students through my limited technology became glaringly obvious. I have a document camera to record drawing lessons but it's very limited in terms of color comprehension and proper light sourcing and it became very complicated to teach and demo simultaneously as my students were used to in the classroom. I am usually able to provide proper support to combat this in the classroom but through distance learning, the disadvantages become distinct.

Introducing the HD Hovercam 10 to the Art Program will allow my students to experience immersive lessons in all levels of art - they will be able to experience accurate, rich colors as they learn how to blend and shade, the videos will be smoother and allow for a seamless learning experience to enhance their learning in class and at home.

This will result in a better connection with my students as well as videos the students can revisit to facilitate their art skills and supplement their core academic lessons.

This equipment will also support my school's encompassing approach to the core academic subjects - art and all other subjects support comprehension of core academic lessons through further exploration of the material. I incorporate math, science, social studies and ELA in my lessons through the year as well as teach art skills and knowledge.

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HoverCam Ultra 10 document camera • CDW-G $942.09 1 $942.09

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