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Mrs. Gayheart from Fort Hood TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through the Eyes of a Child

My students need a kid friendly and durable camera, with proper accessories that can also be controlled by the teacher.

  • $573 goal

This project expired on November 17, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away." Eudora Welty

My classroom typically contains 20-24 very active, enthusiastic, and imaginative 4 year olds.

At this young age, they are still eager to learn and explore. My little friends have thousands of questions and are very inquisitive. Our school is for military children and is located on a military instillation. My little friends come and go all over the United States and often endure more obstacles than most. I am always surprised and encouraged by their resilience.

My Project

The first time students enter our classroom they see posters, signs, and banners. But to the majority of them, they mean nothing. Students enter the room not knowing letters, numbers, graphs, or how to read. I use pictures everywhere to help students understand. Anyplace I have their name, I also have their picture, our daily schedule is done with pictures, organization is done with a picture system. At 4 years old pictures are vital for communication. Having a camera I can safely hand my little friends will be a huge game changer. It gives me the chance to see what they see through their eyes. I can have them become "detectives" and use clues and details to find and capture objects, shapes, colors, letters, numbers, seasons, life cycles, and weather in our daily lives . Students can take pictures of a lesson or project they are engaged in. A picture always sparks memories. My little friends can record videos of experiments or meaningful moments in their learning process.

Capturing moments will impact my students life dramatically.

They all come from military families where their lives are far from consistent. The joy and excitement students will receive being able to quickly send their photo's or videos electronically to their loved ones who may not be with them due to deployments, trainings, or moves will help keep them feeling connected. Photo's and videos will be compiled into a end of year video that will give students and their families a lifetime memory.

Mrs. Gayheart
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GoPro HERO3+: Black Edition • Amazon $399.99 1 $399.99
SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS Memory Card Speed Up To 30MB/s With Adapter, Frustration-Free Packaging - SDSDQU-064G-AFFP-A • Amazon $36.99 1 $36.99
GoPro Headstrap Mount + Quick Clip • Amazon $13.00 1 $13.00

Materials cost

$449.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.89

Total project goal

$572.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.62

1 Donor

-$572.62

Donations toward project cost

-$486.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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