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Mr. Pilyih from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stop-Motion Digital Storytelling

My students need 4 iPods with cases, green screen peel and stick paint, Stikbot Studio Kits, and Lego figures to create digital stories with figures and in person.

  • $1,421 goal

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My Students

I currently have 17 energetic first graders who are eager to learn every day. Our Title I school is fully emerged in STEAM learning and we do our best to ensure all students have access to various technologies and STEAM materials that are not available to them anywhere else. While they are using these materials every day, they are moving throughout the classroom as part of our student-centered classroom.

My first graders love to learn about anything, especially when it involves coding, making, and building!

They love to be actively engaged and it shows when they are using materials they love. This inquisitive group of kids continue to amaze me each and every day! They are native digital storytellers, but do not have the equipment available in school to show off their skills.

My Project

Our first graders are amazing storytellers. They want to tell me a story every single day. These digital natives love to use technology in and out of the classroom. What better way for them to learn than to combine the two! Our highly motivated learners will be able to collaborate using iPod touches in the classroom and create stop-motion digital stories. The Zing Stikbots and Duplo Lego figures are a great way to begin the process with their easy to use app and bendable figures. To begin our storytelling process, we will recreate stories from our Reading Series. This allows our students to have a deeper understanding of the stories we read each week. Students will be able to build on the stories by changing the ending, adding characters, and even creating their own versions. Students will be able to use this active learning environment, take it a step further, and tell stories about something we are researching in any subject. For example, we can create a story for Black History Month on the life of Rosa Parks or we could use the stop-motion stories to explain the characteristics of each animal group. The possibilities are endless.

With Peel and Stick Green Screen Paint, we can use these materials and tools to create live action story-telling videos.

Students can create, edit, and produce a classroom digital book. Each student can create a page and can read them in front of the green screen while their illustrations can show up behind them. There is no better way to increase reading fluency than hearing yourself read. Our green screen station will be a place where students can go to tell their stories in person or with action figures.

Mr. Pilyih
Grades PreK-2
  • Regency Park Elementary School
  • Pittsburgh, PA
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPod touch - digital player - Apple iOS 10 • Best Buy Education $199.99 4 $799.96
TemPaint: Removable Peel-and-Stick Paint (Green Screen) • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
StikBot Studio • Nasco $12.95 4 $51.80
Zing Stikbots Action Figure (12 Units) • Amazon Business $49.19 1 $49.19
Zing Stikbot Pet Action Figure • Amazon Business $31.82 1 $31.82
Black / Purple Hybrid Rugged Hard Silicone Case Cover w/ Stand for Apple iPod Touch 5th 6th Gen Generation 5G 5 6G 6 • Amazon Business $6.75 4 $27.00
CP Toys 20 pc. Posable People for Preschool-sized Building Bricks • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Building Bricks - 10" x 10" Green Classic Stackable Baseplate (4 Pack) Compatible with all Major Brands • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Kid’s Corner Productions 9 Superheroes Minifigures Set | Set of 9 Characters | The Most Famous Superheroes of Marvel and DC Comics with Tools, Helmet | Batman, Thor, Hulk, Captain America and more • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Community Figures Set Lego Duplo Compatible 16 Pieces By Lp Toys- Includes Police Man, Pilot, Farmer, Construction Worker, Conductor, Nurse, Acrobat Girl, Female Zoo Keeper, Mom, Dad, Grand Pa, Kids and More • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Play Build Community Figures Set – 16 Pieces – Bulk Starter Kit Includes Police Man, Farmer, Fire Fighter, Conductor, Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Kids & More – Compatible with LEGO DUPLO Building Blocks • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Minifigures Set (20+6) Include Lego-Compatible Building Bricks Community Mini People and Accessories/Parts • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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