You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Eckels from Kersey PA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights, Camera, Action! Student-centered Learning While Creating Media

My students need an iPad and media equipment such as an iPad, keyboard, tripod, green screen, and microphones in order to create and explore student-centered learning.

  • $843 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classes of 29 students are from a very rural area in Pennsylvania. They are a wonderful group of fifth graders and embrace learning every single day. Our school is a Title I school and has a very high percentage of kids who receive free/reduced lunch. I do my best to provide them with worthwhile educational opportunities that engage them and allow them to grow academically and grow their character too. My students are very hardworking and have a strong desire for knowledge. We reach beyond the walls of our classroom to learn through technology to Skype, create projects, and go on virtual field trips. I'm so proud to be their teacher!

My Project

Student-centered learning is a must in order to instill a love of learning in our youth. Students need to have the opportunity to explore what they are passionate about at school. My students have a variety of interests that they want to explore in-depth. Having a media center would help them present their learning to their peers and beyond our school boarders.

Student-centered, student-driven learning will inspire students to take ownership of their education and explore what interests them.

There are a variety of interests and passions in my classroom. Students are given special time to explore learning that they choose. Kids then have to organize their research, revise their plans, and finally present what they have learned to the class. There is no better way to present their findings than using an iPad and media center.

Imagine what students could accomplish and show the world if they could create their presentations in the broadcasting center. Green screen movies could be filmed, edited, and shared school-wide as well as beyond school borders. Musicians could record their music, tweak it, and then share it with their audiences. Students could make announcements for special events they are planning and broadcast it to the community. A student-led, digital yearbook could be filmed, edited, and distributed using the broadcasting center. The possibilities are endless for students that have these resources at their disposal!

I know my student will be eager to create digital projects using the iPad, keyboard, tripod, green screen, and microphones. They love exploring and using technology to share their findings. My students will not only improve their education by being enthusiastic learners and producing videos, but they will also educate others with their creations. It would be amazing for them to get this broadcasting center to bring their student-driven learning goals to life!

Mrs. Eckels
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 29 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Eckels is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (5th generation) with WiFi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
Apple - Smart Keyboard for 10.5-inch iPad Pro • Best Buy Education $159.99 1 $159.99
The Joy Factory MagConnect Technology for iPad MMA102 Tournez Tripod and Microphone Stand Mount • Staples Advantage $73.82 1 $73.82
Green Screen Photo Creator Kit - Mac|Windows • Best Buy Education $56.38 1 $56.38
Cyber Acoustics CVL-1084 Microphone • Staples Advantage $18.59 3 $55.77

Materials cost

$675.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$716.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.37

Total project goal

$842.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$842.46

2 Donors

-$421.23

Donations toward project cost

-$358.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.18

match offer

-$421.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$358.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Kersey","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1109941],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"PA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3210693,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/lights-camera-action-student-centered/3210693/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":29,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Eckels","authorIds":{"1109941":{"owner":"Mrs. Eckels","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3210693],"proposalHash":"135912526","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1109941_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1522249358796","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20607908,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTI1Mjc3Mg==","NDgwMTE4Mw==","NTI1Mjc4OA=="],"teacherId":1109941,"schoolCounty":"Elk","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"PA","name":"Pennsylvania"}}