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Mrs. Lesofski from Great Falls MT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Taking Journalism Even Further!

Help me give my students a new camera and SD card to take their own photos for journalism, as well as a whiteboard to keep their ideas safe and visible!

  • $1,299 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Rebecca West once said, "Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space." My students struggle with writing and often feel that writing is a set number of sentences, paragraphs, or even pages. They feel the need to write to please the teacher, rather than write from the heart.

My students are insightful, brilliant, and full of curiosity about the unknown world that they've never been to.

Each student within the class experiences deafness in their own way, making their learning style completely different from their peers. No two children learn the same, or at the same pace. However, they do not use their deafness as a reason to be left behind in this world. Instead, they use it as a means to get where they are going even more so than their hearing counterparts. Being deaf means they must work harder to learn the same things because, ​in reality, they need the information provided in a different format.

Deaf children are truly visual learners, which means that my students need access to education in a hands-on way that allows them to take control of their learning.

My Project

These materials will allow us to separate our journalism class from our regular English class! We would be able to create a space for our journalism-only technology, writing our notes and saving them on the whiteboard, rather than having to share with multiple other courses within the same room! It would also allow us to save our work for a period of time. This would also allow us to learn how to work with a more professional camera, instead of using our school-provided iPad, to create a more seamless magazine for our audience here at school.

Mrs. Lesofski
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 10 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung NX300M 20.3MP CMOS Smart WiFi & NFC Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens and 3.3" AMOLED Touch Screen (Black) • Amazon Business $899.95 1 $899.95
Mobile Whiteboard - 48x24 Large Adjustable Height 360° Reversible Double Sided Dry Erase Board - Magnetic White Board on Wheels - Portable Rolling Easel with Stand, Flip Chart Holders | Black • Amazon Business $117.99 1 $117.99
SanDisk 256GB Extreme SDXC UHS-I Card - C10, U3, V30, 4K UHD, SD Card - SDSDXV5-256G-GNCIN • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99

Materials cost

$1,057.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,103.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$194.79

Total project goal

$1,298.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,298.59

1 Donor

-$1,161.90

Donations toward project cost

-$1,103.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$136.69

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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