You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $313 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Wilkinson
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Picture This! Practical Art With Digital Cameras

My students need a Kodak EasyShare Zoom Digital Camera and EasyShare Printer Dock.

I teach some of the most interesting people on the earth and I want to know their story. As a high school art teacher, I teach art to mostly 9th grade students. My students come from lower middle to low income homes. Special needs students and ESL (English as a second language) students are inclusive with traditional students. Our high school has made a name for itself as having challenging classes. I believe that art can target self discovery and skills that students are not able to tap into in core subjects. I am a firm believer that the art process is a human experience that anyone can benefit from. I often find that students are reluctant for fear of not creating something that is "perfect". My students have not been exposed to art museums or artists. In art class they are introduced to new concepts and vocabulary that many automatically assume is beyond them. I encourage my students to personalize their art work by focusing on things of interest to them. They have difficulty expressing themselves initially because they do not feel they have the skills to get the story across. One thing all of my students can relate to is photography. Students have shown interest in photography and ask why we don't offer a class in photography. The simple answer is that we don't have the equipment to teach such a class. However, with a digital camera, I could teach students basic composition while building up their artistic confidence. We could use the school computer lab to download the photos. There are many possibilities of projects that could grow from students learning composition from the camera. The next step would be for students to use their photos to create collages. Students could also use their own photos for reference in paintings in drawings. Photography is a great way to teach sequencing for students who have difficulty writing, which would be perfect for special needs students and helpful for ESL students. Students can also use the camera to record their progress over time in the form of a portfolio. I would love for my students to have the opportunity to take a CD of their work home to show family and friends at the end of the year.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KODAK EASYSHARE C813 DIGITAL CAMERA & G610 PRINTER DOCK -- Kodak EasyShare C813 Zoom Digital Camera and EasyShare G610 Printer Dock Bundle • Quill Corporation $199.99 1 $199.99

Materials cost

$199.99

Vendor shipping charges

$20.00

State sales tax

$14.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$256.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.20

Total project goal

$312.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$312.20

1 Donor

-$150.18

Donations toward project cost

-$127.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.53

match offer

-$151.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$123.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 140 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Barksdale Reading Institute and one other donor.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Pearl","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[151999],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MS","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":188990,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/picture-this-practical-art-with-digital/188990/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":140,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Wilkinson","authorIds":{"151999":{"owner":"Ms. Wilkinson","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[188990],"proposalHash":"-1003367909","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp151999_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1535061481527","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":171077,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":151999,"schoolCounty":"Rankin","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MS","name":"Mississippi"}}