DonorsChoose celebration

Discussion in 'General Education' started by ChristyF, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. ChristyF

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    My last project times out with only one small donation. I wrote another for a LittleBits kit and it had a few days left when 3 donations came through in one day. Yay for people making donations for tax breaks! All 3 came from around the country and people I don't know.
     
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    Congratulations! I've typically had the best luck this time of year with Donors Choose.
     
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    I am always surprised with how generous people can be--even if it's a tax write-off. ;) Congrats!
     
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    Congratulations to you! You must've written good requests!
     
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    I've been pretty lucky with DonorsChoose. This is my 14th or 15th. Most of mine are around $250 or so. Of course I've had about that many not funded, too, lol. I have a starter LittleBits Kit, and the kids love it. They will be really excited to see the Advanced kit come in. The news has been so full of bad/sad news, it makes me feel good to know that people are out there still making donations and helping out.
     
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    I followed my tradition, and found a project that was close and almost out of time and finished their project. A little paying it forward. :)
     
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    I wanted to put up a project for DC, but I have a problem. I really don't think I'm allowed to photograph our students, meaning, even if I asked for permission, my P would have to deny it, because it would violate their privacy, such as it would be obvious that have been in trouble with the law, etc, and because of that I couldn't do it.
    In San Diego when I was at juvie, at they took some pictures of us with students who were graduating, I wanted to get a copy for myself, and I couldn't. It had t go up the chain of command and it was denied, even the students were over 18.

    DC says I can't just have an empty classroom. I could use student work, but being an English teacher we don't do a do a lot of projects. I do have a large collection of iPhone projects that were creative and they did a good job, should I post those?
     
  9. otterpop

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    I admit I used a classroom picture without permission. I just didn't ask. I edited the photo and blacked out all faces (it's not immediately noticeable since it's a far away shot anyway).
     
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    I guess I could blur out the faces, but wouldn't want to take a picture without my P's permission. The kids would probably tell on me, they're somehow sensitive to taking pictures lol.

    Maybe she'll give me permission if I explain the benefits and that I'll black out / blur the faces and show it to her prior to posting.
     
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    If the pictures don't show the students faces, would they allow it? Maybe shots over shoulders, from the back, etc.
     
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    I asked my P and she agreed we can't show their faces. I'm glad I didn't actually ask her, I told her I know it's not allowed, so she doesn't think I'm clueless lol. I asked her for suggestions, she said she could come in and take a picture from the back of the classroom with me up front, and the kids facing front. The picture could be taken from an angle.

    Would they allow that? I wouldn't be the focus, but they couldn't see the students' faces so I'm not sure.
     

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