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Mrs. Book from Alva FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Books Come to Life With Digital Literacy

My students need a camera, microphone, and publishing software to create living books and plays to share!

  • $1,999 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing, smart, strong, and resilient. Our school's population is still recovering from the impacts of Hurricane Irma. Some of my students live in homes that still have a blue roof, concrete floors, or other damage.

Each student has different language needs and comes from vastly different cultures and experiences.

Some of my students are second language learners and most require differentiation of reading with individualized support on a daily basis for success. All students at our school receive free breakfast and lunch every day.

My Project

Reading aloud is a great way for 1st graders to practice reading, but how much better would they become if they could watch themselves read? My project has two phases. First, by recording themselves on camera, my students will be able to see and hear how they read. They will use repeated recordings to become better readers and increase their confidence as they improve their oral reading skills. Second, my students will increase their comprehension and knowledge of the text as they write scripts and create costumes to perform their story.

To accomplish this goal, my students will need a camera with accessories, microphone, and video publishing software to create their digital projects.

Students at any reading level will benefit from this project no matter their individual skill level. Eventually, I hope to create a site where students are able to share their love of reading and videos as a resource to other students around the globe.

Mrs. Book
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera Body + Canon EF-S 18-55mm + Canon EF-S 55-250mm Lens & Telephoto 500mm f/8.0 (Long) + Wide Angle Lens + 58mm 2x Lens + Macro Filter Kit + 32GB Memory Card + Accessory Bundle • Amazon Business $1,399.95 1 $1,399.95
Linco Lincostore Photo Video Studio Light Kit AM169 - Including 3 Color Backdrops (Black/Whtie/Green) Background Screen • Amazon Business $119.95 1 $119.95
Cyberlink PowerDirector 16 & PhotoDirector 9 Ultra - DVD/CD with Digital Download Copy • Amazon Business $94.86 1 $94.86
SGC-598 Photography Interview Shotgun MIC Microphone for Nikon Canon DSLR Camera (Need 3.5mm Interface) • Amazon Business $28.98 1 $28.98

Materials cost

$1,643.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$24.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,698.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$299.72

Total project goal

$1,998.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,998.12

1 Donor

-$999.06

Donations toward project cost

-$849.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.86

match offer

-$999.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$849.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.86

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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