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Mrs. Puzzo from St Louis Park MN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School News Is Our News Part 1

My students need small portable cameras that can be used around the school to create videos in our new school news show.

  • $991 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

One of the best parts about my teaching job is the crazy joy, enthusiasm, and chaos that my students bring to the classroom each day. They come from incredibly diverse homes, and they bring that diversity to the classroom. The best part is that our students are all open to diversity, and they love to learn and share with others. They share willingly, anything they have, and they are incredibly open to discussions about their differences and similarities.

My students are very curious about the world around them, but many do not have the financial resources to have access to anything but the basics.

Many of my students are the first generation of children going to school in America. Many other children are in homes where finances are a challenge. Because of that, our teaching staff works hard to find creative solutions to keep students moving forward. We recently funded a food shelf in the building, and we now have backpacks of food that go home with students. We are always seeking ways to make sure students have what they need. You can help us make that happen!

My Project

In working with several of my colleagues, we decided to give our homeroom students the ability to create a school news show with video broadcasts. We want the materials to be sturdy and easy for our kids to use, so we are starting with basic materials that give us a number of options.

Our students need small cameras with cases that can film in many ways, allowing them to learn how to focus and find the action in a scene.

I have written part one of this project and my colleagues will be writing the second and third parts, asking for an iPad and green screens and additional materials. It is our hope that we will have the materials our students need to film the daily announcements and create a broadcast show.

Mrs. Puzzo
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Edition) Real 360° 4K VR Camera (US Version with Warranty) • Amazon Business $119.99 5 $599.95
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 4 $199.96

Materials cost

$799.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$841.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.57

Total project goal

$990.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$990.48

1 Donor

-$495.23

Donations toward project cost

-$420.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.28

match offer

-$495.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$420.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.29

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$0.00

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