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Mrs. Alvizures from Elmhurst NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Visual Learning: The Benefits of a Document Camera

My students need an Epson DC 13 Document Camera so that they can see reading and writing materials projected on the SMART Board.

  • $626 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are some of the most hard-working students I know! They are inspired to learn and enjoy having fun doing so! My students are first-grade dual language students, which means they receive half of their instruction in English and half of their instruction in Spanish.

My school is located in a predominately Hispanic, low-income area.

Many of my students do not have the resources at home to further their education. For this reason, it is critical that I provide them with all of the tools and materials necessary to be successful in school.

My Project

In today's classroom, there are a few essential technological items. First, there is the SMART Board—through which most of the direct lessons are taught. However, as a teacher using the Teacher's College Curriculum, there is another critical item—the document camera. By using a document camera, any book—no matter how small the print—suddenly becomes a BIG BOOK! The number of books that can be shared with the class is instantly doubled. In the early grades, we place a huge emphasis on decoding and shared reading. By projecting a book, the whole class can read along and become more fluent with their reading.

Not only can books be projected on a large screen with the use of a document camera, but student work can also be displayed and shared with the entire class.

There is nothing like the look on a student's face when her writing has been selected to be shared with the class. With a document camera, I can display the student's writing for the class to see and we can all give the student a compliment and a tip for how to improve during the next writing workshop. By working together to give praise as well as helpful tips, we are not only creating better writers, but molding students into creative, inspired, critical thinkers who are willing to accept constructive criticism and use it to improve.

Mrs. Alvizures
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 61 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson DC 13 Document Camera document camera • CDW-G $494.01 1 $494.01

Materials cost

$494.01

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$531.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.78

Total project goal

$625.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$625.20

1 Donor

-$625.20

Donations toward project cost

-$531.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.78

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$0.00

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