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Mrs. Fernandez from Bristol CT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shake It Like a Polaroid Picture

My students need 1 roll of Polaroid film per person to take photographs of their every day life.

  • $459 goal

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My Students

My students are very enthusiastic learners. They come into class eager to learn and create. They are always interested in learning about varying types or art or technology whether it is new and current or historic. These subjects, and the idea that they will experience them hands on, fuels their desire to learn more.

My students bring their creativity and desire to learn, which inspires the whole class to learn and create more.

Their exposure to different types of media expands their life experiences and learning like no other subject. They love to experience old technology because it is so different from what they know now. They can more easily connect the past to the present which prepares them for the future.

My Project

Students have access to the instant gratification of digital photographs every day. You can quickly snap a picture without much thought snapping away until you get one that is acceptable to use. You can easily delete any of these photographs without hesitation.

Students will be experiencing the historical nature of photography through the use of Polaroid film.

Students will have to slow down to take these photographs. Since you get one chance per picture to get a great image, they will have to take the time to think about what they are taking a picture of and how to compose it. Students will also learn where the Polaroid fits into the history of photography.

My students will be taking the Polaroid camera and film home to take artistic photographs of their everyday lives. This will give them the opportunity to artistically express something about themselves. They will also work out how each photograph should be composed while experiencing photographic history. After taking all the photographs students will mount and display them for discussion.

Mrs. Fernandez
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Polaroid Originals 4844 600 Film Set (1 Color- 1 B&W), White • Amazon Business $40.58 3 $121.74
Polaroid Originals 4671 B&W Film for 600, White • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Polaroid Originals 4670 Color Film for 600, White • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Polaroid Originals 4672 Color Film for 600 Frames, Multicolor • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Polaroid Originals 4673 B&W Film for 600 Hard Color Frames, Multicolor • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Polaroid Originals 4847 Instant Color Film for 600 - Ice Cream Edition, Pastel • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

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