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Ms. Mucik from Meriden CT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Macro Magnification

Help me give my students a chance to explore the world of macro photography!

  • $171 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I high school in a priority district. All of the students receive free breakfast and lunch. My classroom is a mixed grade level, as well as, mixed academic level classroom. Therefore my class includes Ell's, special education students, a large range of academic abilities and many students who come from a struggling economic environment. These struggles have led to an increase in failing classes and students not attending school. And often when these students do attend they are extremely disengaged. Our students, like all students, deserve learning opportunities and access to information to help them become successful, contributing members of society. Our students are full of passion, energy, and excitement. They take pride in their successes, especially when overcoming obstacles. They always are very excited to try new technology but have extremely limited means to do so since most live around the poverty line. And I take pride and joy in the challenge of finding ways to meet their personal needs in order to help them achieve.

My Project

Please help me aid my students in finding the spark that will engage them in the classroom. My students need reasons to keep them motivated in the classroom and to just attend school. They have difficulty remaining engaged in their classes and attending school regularly. These materials will give my students options when they are feeling disconnected and disengaged in school. Students will use creativity as a reason to remain in class and engaged in school. The macro lens 58mm Close-Up Filter Set (+1, 2, 4 and +10 Diopters) and Magnification Kit will open the up the world of macro photography for my students by allowing them new technological experiences. With this new equipment will be able to photograph items 10 times closer than we are capable of now with our current lenses. This project will take their love of technology and redirect it into a new and challenging learning experience which will ultimately yield innovative learning for them.

Ms. Mucik
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vivitar +1 +2 +4 +10 Close-Up Macro Filter Set with Pouch (58mm) • Amazon Business $8.99 10 $89.90
Opteka 58mm HD Multicoated Graduated Color Filter Kit for Digital SLR Cameras Includes: Red, Orange, Blue, Yellow, Green, Brown, Purple, Pink and Gray ND Filters • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95

Materials cost

$112.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$144.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.51

Total project goal

$170.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$170.05

2 Donors

-$86.00

Donations toward project cost

-$73.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.90

match offer

-$84.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.61

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$0.00

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