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Mr. Bovenkerk from Normal IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Journalism Today! Video and Multimodal Student Journalism

Help me give my students a Sony video camera and Canon video lens

  • $756 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are sophomores-seniors enrolled in a Journalism course studying everything from the 1st Amendment to media literacy in the digital age while producing a print, digital and multimedia publication. They come to this course with a variety of skills and ability levels, but they share one thing: a love of storytelling. Despite a range of age level, academic ability, and learning differences, the real world writing of journalism and the authentic audience has made them passionate about the power of Journalism as a career path.

They are reporters, reviewers, critics, the Fourth Estate and the future generation of Journalism.

Through Journalism, they engage in a variety of reporting techniques - from writing to editorial cartooning, to podcasting and video production. They seek to tell the stories of their peers, their school, their community, and their world.

My Project

Through the Sony camera and the Canon lens, my students will be able to take on additional multimodal storytelling techniques and projects.

Video is an integral aspect of modern journalism - the most viewed stories today are those that contain multimodal elements - with a video being the most impactful.

We will be able to live stream sporting and school events such as assemblies. This helps our school as a community by offering a service we otherwise couldn't provide. It allows family and friends to watch events out of town or students with sensory issues to be a part of the action

Mr. Bovenkerk
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM Lens + UV Filter + Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood + Lens Cleaning Pen + Lens Cap Keeper + Cleaning Cloth - 18-135mm IS Nano USM - International Version • Amazon Business $324.76 1 $324.76
Sony HDR-CX440/B Full HD Video Handycam Camcorder w/Sony 16GB SD Card Bundle • Amazon Business $278.00 1 $278.00

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