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Mr. Roadruck from Norfolk VA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stop! Collaborate and Listen, a Webcam is a Great Addition

Help me give my students a webcam to connect with others here, there, and anywhere.

  • $183 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As the school's Instructional Technology teacher, I am able to push-in and pull-out to support the teachers and students with remediation and extensions of contents with the use of technology. This year, I get to work with seventy-nine Kindergarteners, ninety first graders, ninety-one second graders, seventy-one third graders, sixty-six fourth graders, and seventy-four fifth graders. These one hundred girls and one hundred eleven boys are a mixed ability bunch, some with gifted, special needs identification, and some labeled ESL. The students come from diverse households that range from low income to middle class.

The school I teach in is a Title I public elementary school that has soci-economical and multicultural diversity.

Eighty percent of our population receives free or reduced-price lunch. Our school has a large population of special needs students, including SECEP and severe and profound disabilities.

The students I see are always ready to learn when the material is presented in an exciting way. My students are visual and kinesthetic learners. They need to see and touch the things they are learning in order for concepts to become concrete. They are a technologically aware generation and want to use many electronic learning devices aside from school computers.

My Project

As a teacher, I know that it’s more powerful for students to see things than to read or hear about them. Webcams have been available for decades, but they can still be an effective educational resource to hook students. Live-action webcams can bring distant places to life. Students can explore ideas while sitting in their own seat, exploring a different perspective, mindset and presentation. Through the use of the webcam, I can connect, inspire and innovate the lessons I teach for the present and future.

Asking experts and having professional presenters teach my students is an amazing way to engage them by connecting with others locally, nationally, and globally.

Now, with communication platforms like Skype, connection is only one virtual stepping stone away to the world of experts, expertise and showcase opportunities. Utilizing a webcam for Skype in the classroom is a wonderful tool of innovation, creativity and inspiration for educators across our globe.

Mr. Roadruck
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Logitech C930e 1080P HD Video Webcam - 90-Degree Extended View, Microsoft Lync 2013 and Skype Certified • Amazon Business $74.65 1 $74.65
Cable Matters Active USB 3.0 Extension Cable (USB 3 Extension Cable/USB Extension Cable Male to Female) 32.8 Feet/10M • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Smatree Ajustable Jaws Flex Clamp Mount 13.4" Gooseneck Extension for GoPro Hero Fusion/6/5/4/3+/3/2/Session/GOPRO HERO 2018/for Ricoh Theta S, M15/for Webcam C920/Compact Cameras(1/4" thread) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$123.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$155.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.44

Total project goal

$182.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$182.92

1 Donor

-$91.46

Donations toward project cost

-$77.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.72

match offer

-$91.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$77.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.72

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$0.00

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