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Mrs. Purpura from Garden Grove CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights, Decorate, and Organize

My students need lighting and organization equipment for the video class. The organizer is to store all of their filming equipment and the table clothes, staples, tape, and stapler removers are for decoration for the set.

  • $669 goal

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My Students

Imagine ending your work shift at 3am and then having to wake up again in a few short hours for school. Will you be able to keep up your grades to graduate from high school? How well can you maintain your class attendance? Unfortunately, that's the story for too many of my students, so my classroom day has to be reimagined with their life in mind.

By producing their own videos in teams, students are motivated to attend class and learn that their work can have both meaning and impact on the school and their community.

Working with the teams provides students an opportunity to develop communication skills, think critically and solve real problems as they arise, plan and organize to meet tight deadlines, and so many other skills.

Through this class, students learn to build their own self-confidence, and highlight their own brilliance, while working with limited resources and aligning to the state academic standards.

My Project

Students will get to work with lights that are dimmable and can create different types of lighting situation using the color gels. In addition to working with equipment to create the videos students will get to use the new table cloths, staplers, staple removers, and table to decorate for their livestream show, Top Dawg.

All of these items will allow students to get hands on experience working with real world material.

Students in my class create videos for the school where they broadcast on a livestream show they produce, direct, and host. In the show they decorate the set, write the script, host, create the videos, and manage the whole production. One problem we've encountered is where we can store everything and that can hopefully be solved by the cubes and desk organization material.

Mrs. Purpura
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Neewer 2 Packs Dimmable Bi-color 480 LED Video Light and Stand Lighting Kit Includes: 3200-5600K CRI 96+ LED Panel with U Bracket, 75 inches Light Stand for YouTube Studio Photography, Video Shooting • Amazon Business $159.99 1 $159.99
Melamount MM-IPADAIR2 Video Stabilizer Pro Multimedia Rig for Apple iPad Air 2 • Amazon Business $48.00 2 $96.00
LANGRIA 16 Cube Organizer Stackable Plastic Cube Storage Shelves Design Multifunctional Modular Closet Cabinet with Hanging Rod for Clothes Shoes Toys Bedroom Living Room (Transparent Brown) • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
FITUEYES Wood Two-tier Black Printer/Fax Stands Workspace Organizers,DO204701WB-G • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Emart Photo Video Studio 10Ft Adjustable Background Stand Backdrop Support System Kit with Carry Bag • Amazon Business $32.50 1 $32.50
LimoStudio 20 PCS Photography Backdrop Support Spring Clamp for Background Muslin, Canvas, Paper, Chromakey Screen, Heavy Duty Clip, Photo Studio, AGG1424V2 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Neewer 12 x 12-Inches Pack of 8 Transparent Color Correction Lighting Gel Filter in 8 Different Colors • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
VEEYOO 60 x 102 inch Rectangular Solid Polyester Tablecloth for Wedding Restaurant Party, Purple • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
VEEYOO 60 x 102 inch Rectangular Solid Polyester Tablecloth for Wedding Restaurant Party, Black • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
VEEYOO 60 x 102 inch Rectangular Solid Polyester Tablecloth Wedding Restaurant Party Home, Royal Blue • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mudder Backdrop Background Clips Holder for Photo Video Studio, 12 Pack, Black • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics Mesh Desk Organizer • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
AmazonBasics Stapler with 1000 Staples - Black • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Ktrio 3 PCS Magnetic Staple Remover Push Style Remover Professional Easy Staple Remover for School, Office and Home-Blue • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser Silvertech, Two-Tone (C60-ST) • Amazon Business $2.93 1 $2.93

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