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Mr. Fabriano from Newark NJ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology Needed to Help Students Become 21st Century Content Creators

Help me give my students the technology (professional camera, lights and backdrop) they need to become 21st Century Content Creators.

  • $957 goal

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My Students

My students are wonderful young men and women trying their hardest to overcome the challenges that surround them. Unfortunately, due to the many different circumstances, they have been labeled as "at risk" youth. All of my students are over aged and undercredited, have some experience with the justice system, and come from a range of challenging backgrounds. Regardless of those facts, my students are interesting, intelligent, energetic and deserving as any other student. With your support, I will work diligently to ensure they get everything they need in order to thrive and succeed.

My Project

My students have grown up in a multimedia driven world. Their primary access for information comes from a wide variety of media sources, including YouTube, streaming video apps and social media. As 21st Century Digital Citizens, they spend a tremendous amount of time consuming video from the internet. I need help moving them from being just content consumers. I want them to become the content creators.

As they learn to distinguish the quality of media sources online (legitimate sources from poor sources), my students need help moving beyond being media consumers, and growing into content producers.

With your help, I will build a 21st Century Newsroom, in which students can create multimedia content using modern tools and processes with real world applications.

Specifically, we need access to the type of camera used by professional bloggers, streamers, photographers and journalist. We will use this camera to document all the successes we have in the classroom. We will also use the camera, green screen and lights, to create a professional, weekly news show within our classroom. With your help, we can help prepare my amazing students to compete with anyone in a 21st century landscape.

Mr. Fabriano
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digitial Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens • Amazon Business $548.00 1 $548.00
Fovitec - 2x 20"x20" EZ Setup Softbox Studio Video Photography Lights w/1000 Watt Equivalent Total Output - [Auto Pop-Up][Continuous][105W Bulbs] • Amazon Business $99.95 1 $99.95
Background Stand Backdrop Support System Kit With 6ft x 9ft Chromakey Green Screen Muslin Backdrop By Fancierstudio 9115+6x9G • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC UHS-I Memory Card (SDSDXXG-064G-GN4IN) • Amazon Business $31.96 1 $31.96
S-ZONE Vintage Small Waterproof Canvas Leather Trim DSLR SLR Shockproof Camera Shoulder Messenger Bag • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49

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