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Mr. Skipper from Anderson IN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making the Invisible of Distance Learning Visible

Help me give my students a document camera to see and understand as I explain how to graph data, solve Punnett squares, and work complimentary base pairing in DNA and RNA.

  • $359 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our students at our school have been in a 1 to 1 setting for about 2 years now from middle school through High school. Because that has been our circumstances, I have never really needed a document camera. I have always been able to explain in class and refer back to those explanations in an email if the student was in class.

That process has all changed as we are in a whole new world in education I am finding it really difficult to explain concepts like DNA/RNA/transcription/Translation, Punnett squares or metric conversions with no way to write the problem or concept out so the kids can see what I am doing.

A document camera would change that, and make it possible for me to record such explanations for students who are absent or for me to do such explanations in realtime.

My Project

My students are having difficulty comprehending from videos and written instructions on how to solve problems like Punnett squares, Graphing Data, making metric conversions, and carrying out models of transcription and translation.

Through the purchase of a document camera, I will be able to do live demonstrations and explanations or recorded ones that can be emailed to individual struggling students.

In addition, my Zoology students would benefit if I recorded my own dissections which are more focused on the ideas and concepts I want them to focus on instead of generic ones I dig out of the internet.

Mr. Skipper
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
IPEVO VZ-X 8MP Document Camera, Easy Setup, 3 Modes of Connectivity — Wi-Fi, HDMI, and USB, Compatible with Web Conferencing Software in USB Mode, Works Wirelessly with iOS, tvOS and Android $270.81 1 $270.81

Materials cost

$270.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$304.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.80

Total project goal

$358.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$358.67

4 Donors

-$303.90

Donations toward project cost

-$259.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.83

match offer

-$53.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$45.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.08

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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