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Ms. Lowe from Rochester NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

PictureThis! Document Camera for Distance Learning

Help me give my students the distance learning experience they deserve through the use of a document camera and quality seating for their teacher.

  • $191 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

On March 13 we said goodbye for what we thought was a weekend. That weekend has stretched through May 15 (if not longer). We were allowed in the building on March 17 to gather teaching materials for the next 2 weeks. I have my laptop, access to teacher manuals and platforms to reach out to my students electronically, read-aloud books, and student "textbooks".

We haven't hugged, high-fived, held hands, or chased each other on the playground in 6 weeks.

The need for routines, rituals, and normalcy is paramount at this time. We are doing our best through "online learning", but it is hard for EVERYONE. We miss being together. Seeing each other on the computer is ok, but not what everyone needs or wants.

My Project

Teaching from home is very different than teaching in the classroom. We are constantly moving, using manipulatives, and working in small intimate groups when we are physically together.

Being separated due to Covid 19 has us teaching and learning in new ways.

I now am doing whole group lessons in math, writing, science, and phonics. I have been using paper and a pencil and a whiteboard for my lessons. Trying to hold manipulatives, write, get the paper, or whiteboard close enough to the screen for scholars to see and make eye contact is very hard. This is very difficult because I only have 2 hands. I constantly have to move my computer screen so the scholars can see.

A document camera would allow me to use manipulatives, show work to students, and let the children see me all on one screen. Lessons would flow better, scholars' focus would improve as they won't watch me jumping from one place to another thus increasing learning and productivity from the students.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
INSWAN INS-1 Tiny 8MP USB Document Camera with Auto-Focus and LED Supplemental Light, Excellent for Distance Education and Web Conferencing • Amazon Business $95.00 1 $95.00
192 Pcs Magnetic Letters Numbers 9 Color(With Pattern Blocks,Symbols) Foam Set, Alphabet Magnets Gift for Preschool Kids Children Toddler Educational Fridge Refrigerator Toy, Classroom School Learning • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Accent Opaque White Cardstock Paper, 65lb Cover, 176 gsm, 8.5 x 11 card stock, 1 Ream / 250 Sheets – Medium Weight Cardstock with Smooth Finish (188560R) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Dowling Magnets Magnetic Base Ten, Set of 62 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$129.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$161.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.57

Total project goal

$190.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$190.45

1 Donor

-$95.22

Donations toward project cost

-$80.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.28

match offer

-$95.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.28

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$0.00

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