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Mr. Bovenkerk from Normal IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shedding Light on and Amplifying Student Voice in Journalism

Help me give my students wireless and lavalier microphones, a green screen, and lighting for broadcasting.

  • $744 goal

This project expired on June 16, 2019.

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My Students

My students are sophomores-seniors enrolled in a Journalism course studying everything from the 1st Amendment to media literacy in the digital age while producing a print, digital and multimedia publication. They come to this course with a variety of skills and ability levels, but they share one thing: a love of storytelling. Despite a range of age level, academic ability, and learning differences, the real world writing of journalism and the authentic audience has made them passionate about the power of Journalism as a career path.

They are reporters, reviewers, critics, the Fourth Estate and the future generation of Journalism.

Through Journalism, they engage in a variety of reporting techniques - from writing to editorial cartooning, to podcasting and video production. They seek to tell the stories of their peers, their school, their community, and their world.

My Project

These products will allow the expanding student journalism program to reach the student body of 2200 students and the community beyond. This equipment will literally and figuratively amplify the student journalists' voices and shed light on the work they are doing in the school's three laboratory journalism courses.

Students will be working on the Common Core ELA standards of writing for diverse and authentic audiences, interviewing, storytelling while creating various multimodal texts.

In this creation, the students learn real-world skills such as video editing, audio editing, scene lighting, etc.

Students will leave this course with not only the Journalistic skills of writing, reporting, interviewing, editing, but they will also be exposed to a variety of technical skills, software and hardware - while working collaboratively as a production team!

Mr. Bovenkerk
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Neewer 2 Packs Professional Metal Bi-Color Dimmable 660 LED Video Light for Studio,YouTube,Product Photography,Video Shooting,Durable Metal Frame,with U Bracket and Barndoor,3200-5600K,CRI 96+ • Amazon Business $159.99 1 $159.99
Elgato Green Screen - Collapsible chroma key panel for background removal with auto-locking frame, wrinkle-resistant chroma-green fabric, aluminum hard case, ultra-quick setup and breakdown • Amazon Business $159.95 1 $159.95
Tascam DR-05 Stereo Portable Digital Recorder • Amazon Business $85.00 1 $85.00
Wireless Microphone System,Fifine UHF Dual Channel Wireless Microphone Set with 2 Headsets & 2 Lapel Lavalier Microphone.Ideal for Church, Weddings,Presentations,School Play.(K038) • Amazon Business $82.99 1 $82.99
Sony ECM-CS10 Tie-Clip-Style Omnidirectional Business Microphone • Amazon Business $35.28 2 $70.56
Wireless Microphone System,Fifine Wireless Microphone set with Headset /Lavalier Lapel Mics, Beltpack Transmitter/Receiver,Ideal for Teaching, Preaching and Public Speaking Applications.(K037B) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99

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