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Mr. Van Houten from Hillsboro MO is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Video Exploration in the 21st Century

My students need iPad Pro 9.7 with assorted video equipment to record videos for class demonstrations, information, and projects.

  • $978 goal

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My Students

While situated in the rolling hills of a beautiful forested region, many of my families have to weekly decide between which bills they can pay and which ones can wait. Because of this, and the fact that there is essentially no businesses in our extremely rural area, my students belong to the very financially strapped district that has seen a great amount of adversity over the last several months. We don't have the funds of school districts just ten miles down the road.

My Project

I am asking for help in purchasing an iPad Pro 9.7, a tripod, camera type cover for the iPad, microphone, video lighting, and lenses to enhance the video production in my 7th and 8th grade science classes. My plan is to also use this equipment to produce informational videos for all students and patrons in the district.

Videos and related materials are essential to reach as many of today's students as possible and a invaluable tool in the 5E model of science instruction.

This equipment will allow me to produce videos to use in my classes to help with the Engagement of the students, their Exploration of the material, the Explanation of processes, any Elaboration of ideas, as well as the possible Evaluation of their learning.

In addition to the teacher directed material the possible use of the equipment by the students for projects will expand their abilities and creativity is class.

Mr. Van Houten
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
iPad Pro 9.7-inch (256GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray) 2016 Model • Amazon Business $589.98 1 $589.98
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount • Amazon Business $59.00 1 $59.00
Melamount MM-IPAD PRO 9.7 Video Stabilizer Pro Multimedia Rig for Apple iPad PRO 9.7 • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
37mm hd 2.0x conveter lens+wide angle +3PC Filter for Melamount MM-IPADMINI • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
NEEWER 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49

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