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Ms. Hanson from Phoenix AZ is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Learning 'Click'

My students need a classroom camera and accessories to connect life both inside and outside of the classroom, with our daily lessons in reading, writing, math, and life skills.

  • $267 goal

This project expired on November 22, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Do you remember what we learned yesterday?" For some students, that is an easy question with an easy answer. However, for my students with mild to moderate special needs, many of whom suffered brain injuries as infants, that question often results in blank stares and confusion.

My students are inner-city Kindergarten-3rd graders with a variety of mild to moderate special needs.

Many of my students have Down Syndrome, while others were born very prematurely, suffered head trauma as an infant, or were prenatally exposed to drugs or alcohol. Within my room, we have a variety of academic, motor skill, and health needs, as well as many students who are also learning English. Our class is in constant motion as we do as much as we can everyday to help the students learn to read and begin their journey towards independence as adults.

My Project

With a classroom camera, the benefits are many and the possibilities are endless! As the school year begins, photos of each student can be taken and used to help label mailboxes, seats, and belongings. Pictures of upcoming activities and daily events can provide a visual reminder that is priceless in helping them become independent within the classroom. Because so many of my students have difficulties with their memories as a result of head trauma, pictures of daily activities, vocabulary, lessons, and projects can be printed and put in a portfolio to use to bridge the gap between previous and future learning - a skill necessary for success in both the classroom and in life. Finally, pictures of local places, signs, and people will be used to work on life skills throughout the year. Knowing when to stop, walk, who to ask for help, are all skills my students will be developing year after year. Using familiar places and faces can be the key in their safety and future independence.

Your donations will be used daily in helping my students achieve success, both in the classroom and the world outside.

Bringing familiar images to lessons, projects, vocabulary, and public safety will help my students in more ways than I can imagine. Year after year, a classroom camera will be used to build the foundation of success for students that do not always find it easily. With your help, we can Make Learning Click!

Ms. Hanson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W530 - digital camera • Best Buy $129.99 1 $129.99
Sony 4GB Secure Digital (SD) High Capacity (SDHC) Class 4 Memory Card • Best Buy $19.99 1 $19.99
Sony Soft Carrying Case - Black • Best Buy $14.99 1 $14.99

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