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

Project Based Broadcasting For Student Reporters At Large

Help me give my students an iPad, a Samsung Gear 360 camera and a Holy Stone Drone Quadcopter with WIFI Camera to observe and report on the world around them.

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My Students

My students are shrewd, savvy, brave, resilient and wise beyond their years. They attend a Title I school and live in one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City. This is also the lowest academically performing school district in New York. Despite these challenges, they are eager to learn when provided with the opportunity and resources. Our school offers a safe space for them to grow and flourish. We have an exceptionally strong social support system, with counselors working with small groups of students on an ongoing basis from grades six to twelve to ensure they graduate from high school and enroll in college.

When my students enter the classroom and see an experiment set up, they are excited and curious and want to start exploring right away.

Most of my students come from homes where academic enrichment opportunities outside of school are limited. My students truly appreciate any of the extras we can bring into the classroom.

My goal is to create an exciting, positive, learning environment for my students to explore the world around them.

My Project

This project-based broadcast journalism proposal is a collaborative effort amongst 3 faculty members. We would like to provide our students with the tools and opportunity to take an active role in learning about science and social issues in the current world arena.

Students will gather data, conduct interviews, make observations, and return to the classroom to broadcast their findings and opinion pieces to their peers.

Students will use the Holy Stone Drone Quadcopter with WIFI Camera to calculate how long it will take the drone to cross a certain distance, and how the wind influences the drone’s path. They will use the Proster Anemometer to calculate wind speed and air flow velocity. The laser thermometer will be used to measure ambient temperature, ambient humidity, dew point temperature, and surface temperature. All of this data will be compiled by students using the iPad to create a weather forecasting segment. The Samsung Gear 360 Camera will make virtual field trips possible as viewers tag along with the student reporters and see things the reporters may even have missed at the time. The Fujifilm Instax Camera will add a retro touch and an immediate human interest perspective to their reports.

These materials will be used in conjunction with the green screen, microphones, and video recorders included in my colleagues' projects to create an interactive learning opportunity for our students.

Ms. Tom
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Apple 9.7-inch iPad Wi-Fi - 6th generation - tablet - 32 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
Holy Stone GPS FPV RC Drone HS100 with Camera Live Video 1080P HD and GPS Return Home Quadcopter with Adjustable Wide-Angle WIFI Camera Follow Me, Altitude Hold, Intelligent Battery Long Control Range • Amazon Business $229.99 1 $229.99
Canon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer (Black) + Canon KP-108IN Color Ink Paper Set (Produces up to 108 of 4 x 6 Prints) + USB Printer Cable + HeroFiber Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth • Amazon Business $164.95 1 $164.95
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera Lime Green with Carrying Case + Fuji Instax Film Value Pack (40 Sheets) Accessories Bundle, Color Filters, Photo Album, Assorted Frames, Selfie Lens + More • Amazon Business $118.90 1 $118.90
Holy Stone 2pcs Rechargeable Li-po Battery 7.4V 2500mAh and 2 USB Charging Cables for RC Quadcopter Drone HS100 and HS100G Black • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Edition) Real 360° 4K VR Camera (US Version with Warranty) • Amazon Business $84.99 1 $84.99
Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film (3 Twin Packs, 60 Total Pictures) - International Version • Amazon Business $39.00 2 $78.00
Kodak Mini 2 Photo Printer Cartridge MC All-in-One Paper and Color Ink Cartridge Refill - Compatible with Mini Shot Camera, Mini 2 Printer (Not Original Mini) 50 Pack • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
Kodak PRINTOMATIC Digital Instant Print Camera (Blue), Full Color Prints On ZINK 2x3 Sticky-Backed Photo Paper - Print Memories Instantly • Amazon Business $65.48 1 $65.48
Canon KP-108IN Ink Paper Set (2) Pack - 216 Prints • Amazon Business $63.99 1 $63.99
ennoLogic Temperature Gun Dual Laser Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer -58°F to 1202°F - NIST Option Available - Accurate Digital Surface IR Thermometer eT650D • Amazon Business $57.95 1 $57.95
Shockproof Protective Carrying Case, Selfie Stick Monopod, Mini Tripod Stand, Soft Silicone Skin, Wrist Strap for Samsung Gear 360 2017, EEEKit All in One Accessory Kit (All in 1 Kit for 2017 Edition) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Lily's Home Galileo Thermometer, A Timeless Design that Measures Temperatures from 60ºF to 96ºF, 10 Multi-Colored Spheres in a Wood Framed, Cherry Finish (17 Inches Tall) • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Canon KP-108IN Ink/Paper Set • Amazon Business $32.98 1 $32.98
Holy Stone HS100 and HS100G Black RC Drone Quadcopter Spare Parts Accessories Blades Kits • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Samsung 128GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter (MB-ME128GA/AM) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
AcuRite 00795A2 Galileo Thermometer with Glass Globe Barometer • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
LED Reading Light, TopElek Rechargeable Book Light, 3-level Brightness (Cool and Warm) and Flexible Easy Clip On Reading Lamp, Eye Protection Brightness, Soft Table Light for Night Reading, Kindle • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Proster Anemometer Digital LCD Wind Speed Meter Gauge Air Flow Velocity Measurement Thermometer with Backlight for Windsurfing Kite Flying Sailing Surfing Fishing • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
ESR Yippee Trifold Smart Case for iPad 9.7 2018/2017, Lightweight Smart Cover with Auto Sleep/Wake, Microfiber Lining, Hard Back Cover for iPad 9.7 iPad 5th / 6th Generation, Sky Blue • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
LTGEM EVA Hard Case for Samsung Gear 360 SM-R210 (2017 Edition) Spherical Cam 360 Degree 4K Camera - Travel Protective Carrying Storage Bag • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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