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Ms. Brooks from Portland OR is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School Journalism is About More Than Just the News

Help me give my students reporter's notebooks, press passes, books, and digital cameras for a real journalistic experience and lessons in writing, responsibility, and ethics.

  • $601 goal

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My Students

My middle school students are wonderful, creative, inquisitive people who are going to make a big difference in our world. They love any opportunity to express themselves. These students have a lot of heart and a lot to give to their community. Our school is a diverse, wonderful place where they can grow, thrive, and become who they want to be.

I love seeing their faces light up as they learn new things or finally grasp a concept that they have been struggling with.

My students don't give up. They don't give up in life and they don't give up in the classroom.

My Project

This year we will be starting a school newspaper. Students will learn good note taking strategies, how to accurately and fairly quote people, the importance of sourcing, how to take pictures with a camera that doesn't double as a phone, and will hone their writing skills.

Students will not only learn skills, but will be able to learn about things that they enjoy doing.

They might even discover that they enjoy something that they had no idea about.

In addition to this, students will practice responsibility with caring for equipment and people's words. We will talk about ethics and the importance of being impartial in reporting facts. We will talk about facts vs. opinions and that while we need both in our world, we need to be able to tell which is which. Students will be able to share the word about the wonderful things going on around our school and wider community.

Ms. Brooks
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony - DSC-H300 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black • Best Buy Education $157.66 2 $315.32
Reporter's Notebook, 100 Pitman Ruled, 70 Sheets, 4x8, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Sony - Sony LCS U11 Soft Camera Case - Black • Best Buy Education $16.95 2 $33.90
High School Journalism: A Practical Guide • Amazon Business $27.43 1 $27.43
Associated Press Guide to News Writing: The Resource for Professional Journalists • Amazon Business $11.78 2 $23.56
Fushing 30Pcs Clear Plastic Horizontal Name Tags Badge ID Card Holders and 30Pcs Flat Neck Lanyards with Swivel Hook • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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