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Mrs. Dahlstedt from Castro Valley CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Technological Response to I Can't See!

My students need a document camera to be educated in the 21st century.

  • $982 goal

This project expired on February 18, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How many times have you been frustrated because you could not see what a person was holding or showing? It happens all the time in a classroom, whether it is a picture in a book or an activity that is being demonstrated. Students are curious and want the "best seat in the house," all the time.

These are curious, delightful third graders who are eight and nine years old.

They want to learn and are fascinated by science. They love to do do do ... and are excited when they see themselves as successful learners. They love to show off their work. We have a variety of English language learners and many academic levels. They are up to the Chevron Classroom Challenge!

My Project

The document camera can be used continually throughout the day. Sharing a small shell, a rock, or even a picture in a chapter book requires walking around the room, showing two or three students at a time. Showing a part of the dictionary seems easy enough until I realized the students couldn't tell what I was pointing to. The document camera could alleviate these problems. I could just place the dictionary on the document camera, use a pointer, and the students would all see just what they need to learn. I could show a picture or a news article to the entire class. I would no longer have to wait until I could make a transparency and then feel bad throwing it out at the end of the day. Please help to bring my classroom into the 21st century.

The rigorous standards need more teaching and less wait time as I show two students at a time an item.

Technology is now a big part of our country, and yet our schools are challenged to keep up with the times. We want our students to be prepared for their lives in the twenty first century.

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This project will reach 25 students.

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ELMO HV110U MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR -- ELMO HV-110u Portable Document Camera • Quill $715.99 1 $715.99

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