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Mrs. LiCalsi from Mobile AL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tiger TV

My students need a chromakey blue screen, clamps, lighting, and software.

  • $601 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Long gone are the days of the principal reading the morning announcement over the school intercom. Although some elementary schools do still use their intercom for the morning announcements, most have a morning news production show that is streamed via closed circuit television school wide.

I am the technology teacher for over 1,000 student in grades K-5 in Alabama.

My students are at a Title 1 school where our current studio is a video camera and a laptop. Participating in a school production is a beneficial experience for students, and there are also school wide benefits to the morning news show. It becomes part of a classroom’s morning routine. Teachers and students have come to depend on it as an effective way to distribute information and reminders.

My Project

My students want to update the school television station. I am requesting a chromakey blue screen, clamps, lighting, and software. With the blue screen we will be able to take our announcement and lessons anywhere in the world. Imagine giving a news report from outer space! Many students learn in different ways. Some are visual learners and the others are auditory learners, but one thing is for certain, all students tend to learn and retain the information better when they are engaged in the lesson. Another way that students can use the program is as a way to express their creative ideas.

This is a way of K-5 students bringing education to life.

Communication skills are gained behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Writing the script reinforces the writing process learned in the classroom, giving students real life application of research skills, editing, and grammar. This project will give them 21 century skills and hopefully a taste of a future career.

Mrs. LiCalsi
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Westcott Illusions Video Green Screen Software Lite Bundle • Amazon $199.90 1 $199.90
LimoStudio Photo Video Studio 2400 Watt Softbox Continuous Light Kit with Overhead Head Light Boom Kit, 2 x Softbox Light Kit, 1 x Softbox Light Kit on Boom Kit, All Light Boxes Come with 4 x 45 Watt 6500K CFL Total 12 Bulbs, Carrying Case, AGG891 • Amazon $119.69 1 $119.69
ePhoto 10x20ft Video Chromakey Chrom Key Blue Screen Support System Stands Kit 901+10x20Blu • Amazon $109.99 1 $109.99
Heavy Duty Muslin Clamps 4 1/2 inch 6 Pack • Amazon $8.69 1 $8.69

Materials cost

$438.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$510.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.10

Total project goal

$600.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$600.66

4 Donors

-$600.66

Donations toward project cost

-$510.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.10

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$0.00

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