"Capturing" Student Research - Education Foundation for Billings

"Capturing" Student Research - Education Foundation for Billings
Brittany Alberson
Billings West High Library
"Capturing" Student Research
Collaborative Classroom Grant Application
Billings West High Library
Rachel Schillreff
2201 St. Johns
Billings, 59102
albersonb@billingsschools.org
O: 406-281-5752
Brittany Alberson
2201 St. Johns
Billings, MT
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albersonb@billingsschools.org
O: 406-281-5752
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Application Form
Report Fields
Project Name*
Name of Project
"Capturing" Student Research
Amount Requested
Amount Requested
$3,500.00
Grade Level
Program Area of Request
High School (9-12)
Primary Subject Area
Please choose the primary subject area.
Other
School
Please select your school.
West High School
Applicants*
Please list the educators collaborating on this grant.
Brittany Alberson
Rachel Schillreff
Number of Students Served
Please enter the number of students that will be served by this grant.
1800
Project Cost
What is the total cost of your project?
3500
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Statement of Need
Please describe the need for this project. For example, how will this project impact student learning?
With the introduction of more rigorous standards, more and more teachers are assigning research
projects to students at every level and in every subject. While some still prefer the traditional approach of
assigning research papers, increasing numbers of educators are embracing and assigning multimedia
research projects. In these projects, students present their findings through audiovisual presentations. They
submit original mini-documentaries to national competitions, like the C-Span StudentCam Contest. They
record video and audio logs during long-term projects. They’re being asked to compile and justify
soundtracks for Shakespeare plays. Truly, the integration of technology is changing the very face of school
research.
Mobile computer labs have helped make this transition possible in our schools, but certain types of
equipment are still too rare and cost-prohibitive to purchase through our yearly budgets. This sophisticated
equipment, however, really allows students to delve deeply into multimedia. We need to acquire and make
available a fleet of high-quality cameras for student use in school projects and the one place where we can
touch every single student in school is in the library. By allowing students to check out camera and recording
equipment, we can enhance their learning and enrich their research experiences as we never have before!
At present, the lack of such equipment is a minor inconvenience for our more affluent students and a very
significant challenge to our less affluent students. We have no technology in circulation at the West High
library at this time. If we expect students to bring their own devices for use on school projects, we are
disenfranchising a wide swath of our students. There is a still an extreme technology gap across the
socioeconomic spectrum. Students from poorer households do not have the means to purchase high-end
technology, if any at all! By providing all West High students access to our camera fleet, we can address their
need for equitable access to the technology they require to succeed on class projects.
Primary Goal
Please describe the primary goal of the project and how it blends with School District 2 goals and curriculum.
The school district’s curriculum requires that, in our high schools, students complete research projects at
every level and in almost every subject now. Our collective goal is to educate our students in research
methodology so that they will be well-prepared to succeed in college classes and to live thoughtful and
informed lives as adults in society. Increasingly, we are recognizing that most self-directed research our
students will embark upon in their lives will not end in a paper but rather in some form of multimedia
presentation. We are well-positioned already to offer them access to reliable resources and to educate them
in sound research methodology. However, where we are sorely lacking is in providing them access to the
necessary technology to pull all their research together. Our goal is to acquire a small fleet of different
cameras that students will check out and use for school projects.
Project Description
Briefly identify the major activities and materials involved in your project.
This will be an ongoing project for the West High Library. These cameras will be used by students in
classes all throughout the school. It became particularly apparent how useful they would have been this past
year when Eileen Sheehy’s Government classes participated in the C-Span StudentCam Contest. Should Eileen
decide to assign that project again, our cameras will provide her students with invaluable presentation tools.
Also, this past year, Chemistry teacher Kari Field had her classes participate in the city-wide Science Fair.
Many of her students’ projects would have benefitted tremendously from access to reliable recording
equipment. There is an ongoing and growing need for access to these cameras at West High.
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Other school libraries have successfully integrated technology into their collections. At Senior High, a
fleet of Flip cameras and Bloggie cameras have seen steady circulation since they were introduced to the
student body. In fact, many teachers actually send their students to the library specifically to check out
cameras for projects now. Skyview has iPods with audio books available for check out as well. In each of
these instances, students have treated the technology with respect and care and few if any problems with
damage or misuse have occurred. Students clearly appreciate the access provided by their libraries to this
technology and they use it appropriately and to great effect.
We will purchase a variety of different camera types: GoPros, Canon Powershots, Sony Bloggies, and
Kodak PlaySports. This will allow students to select the camera best suited to their needs. We will purchase
some accessories for each camera: tripods, protective cases, screen protectors, and memory cards. Finally,
we plan to invest in a locking technology cabinet to keep this sizeable investment safe when cameras are not
in circulation. We have consulted both students and staff and these equipment choices, we are confident, will
allow us to meet a variety of needs across a wide spectrum of subjects and projects.
Additionally, we have communicated with the Billings Public Library and have selected equipment that
students can use in conjunction with the Makerspace that is being installed at the BPL. A Makerspace is a
technology lab that incorporates state-of-the-art sound-editing, video-editing, and recording equipment for
public use, especially by students. By aligning our equipment with the Makerspace equipment, we are forging
an even stronger link with the public library, thus providing one more connection between our students’
school library experience and their public library experience. Since one aspect of our jobs as school librarians
is to educate our students to become lifelong library users, this connection is priceless.
Professional Development
If your project includes professional development how will it improve student performance?
Upon acquiring this new fleet of cameras, we plan to offer professional development opportunities to
West High staff through the West High Technology Committee’s professional development initiative. We will
instruct staff on the proper use and care of the cameras. We will also introduce them to the complement of
services and features each model offers so they can make recommendations to their students when assigning
projects. Finally, we will invite staff to experiment with the cameras, to check them out and take them home
and to explore how they can be used in different environments and for different purposes.
Students listen to their teachers. If teachers advocate for certain programs, events, materials, or
initiatives, students are more likely to embrace and explore them. At West High, this is especially the case.
Project Timeline
When will you implement your project?
We plan to purchase our new camera equipment as soon as we receive the funding and have it available
for staff and student checkout a month after that. This service will be ongoing and we plan to update our
equipment every few years as we are able in order to keep pace with constantly evolving technology.
Plan for Evaluation
How will you evaluate student outcomes for your project?
Each year, the West High Library sends out a survey to faculty and staff to address their needs and
concerns and to determine how we, as their librarians, can best serve them and their students. We will
include a section related to use of library technology in class projects next year. This will give us an idea of
who is using the technology and how successful the incorporation of the library camera equipment has been
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in their class projects. Additionally, we will follow up with individual students to see if they would be willing
to share not only their experiences using the library cameras but also their finished products with us. Finally,
once the school has grown accustomed to checking out and using the library cameras, we may institute a
yearly student short film competition in conjunction with the Billings Public Library whereby students can
check out a camera at the West High Library, film their movies, and then use the BPL Makerspace to edit their
films.
Project Budget
Please explain how the funds from this grant will be spent to support your project goal. You can either type or
upload a project budget to show how funds will be used. Please identify other funding sources if applicable.
Grant for Cameras Spreadsheet.xlsx
Please see our attached line-item budget spreadsheet for information regarding our project budget.
Thanks!
Supervisor Approval*
I have received approval from my supervisor to apply for this grant.
yes
Attachment 1
Please attach any photos, pages from catalogs, or other documents below. This is completely optional.
Attachment 2
Attachment 3
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File Attachment Summary
Applicant File Uploads
• Grant for Cameras Spreadsheet.xlsx
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ITEM
GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition
GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition
GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition
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Way Pivot Arm; USB Charging Cable
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SanDisk Ultra 64 GB microSDXC Class 10 UHS-1
Memory Card 30MB/s with Adapter SDSDQU-064GAFFP-A
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GoPro Suction Cup Mount
GoPro Headstrap and Quickclip Moun
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GoPro Limited Edition LCD Touch BacPac
Grenade Grip - Hand Grip for GoPro® HERO
Camera
GoPro Chest Mount Harness for HERO Camera
Compatible with all HERO3 and HERO3+ cameras;
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GoPro Hero3+ "Jaws" Flex Clamp Mount
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POV Case 3.0 XS GoPro-edition Blue (for HD Hero
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POV Case 3.0 XS GoPro-edition Blue (for HD Hero
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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital
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Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card
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Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card
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Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card
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Case Logic DCB-304 Compact System/Hybrid Camera
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3x Canon PowerShot SX510 HS SX-510 HS Digital
Camera Premium Clear LCD Screen Protector Cover
Guard Shield Film Kits. Exact fit, no cutting. (3 pieces
by GUARMOR)
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Camera Premium Clear LCD Screen Protector Cover
Guard Shield Film Kits. Exact fit, no cutting. (3 pieces
by GUARMOR)
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Sony Bloggie Sport (MHSTS22/B) Waterproof
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Touchscreen LCD (Black) (New Model)
Sony Bloggie Sport (MHSTS22/B) Waterproof
Video Camera with 4x Digital Zoom and 2.7-Inch
Touchscreen LCD (Black) (New Model)
Sony Bloggie Sport (MHSTS22/B) Waterproof
Video Camera with 4x Digital Zoom and 2.7-Inch
Touchscreen LCD (Black) (New Model)
$169.99
$169.99
$169.99
Gizmo Dorks Executive Case Kit Black with Carabiner
Key Chain for the Sony Bloggie Touch Camera 8 GB /
16 GB MHS-TS10 / MHS-TS20
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Gizmo Dorks Executive Case Kit Black with Carabiner
Key Chain for the Sony Bloggie Touch Camera 8 GB /
16 GB MHS-TS10 / MHS-TS20
Gizmo Dorks Executive Case Kit Black with Carabiner
Key Chain for the Sony Bloggie Touch Camera 8 GB /
16 GB MHS-TS10 / MHS-TS20
2x Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20/TS10 4GB 8GB
Digital Video Camera Pocket Camcorder Premium
Clear LCD Screen Protector
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Digital Video Camera Pocket Camcorder Premium
Clear LCD Screen Protector
2x Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20/TS10 4GB 8GB
Digital Video Camera Pocket Camcorder Premium
Clear LCD Screen Protector
Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket
Video Camera
Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket
Video Camera
Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket
Video Camera
$13.95
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The case sleeve is made of durable water resistant
neoprene that has a smooth anti-scratch interior. Mini
HDMI (Type C) to HDMI (Type A) cables: 24k GoldPlated Connectors High-Purity Oxygen Free Copper
Conductors (30awg Cable).The USB extension cable is
great for data transfer or charging your electronic
device. The car charger is great for long road trips and
has an input DC 12V-14V and outputs DC 5V +/5%.This purchase includes a case, cable, USB
extension, car charger, wall charger, and a carabineer
key chain.
Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card
(TS16GSDHC10E)
Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card
(TS16GSDHC10E)
Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card
(TS16GSDHC10E)
Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card
(TS16GSDHC10E)
6 x Clear Screen Protectors for Kodak PlaySport ZX5 Anti-Scratch LCD Guards / Display Savers
6 x Clear Screen Protectors for Kodak PlaySport ZX5 Anti-Scratch LCD Guards / Display Savers
6 x Clear Screen Protectors for Kodak PlaySport ZX5 Anti-Scratch LCD Guards / Display Savers
rooCASE EVA Hard Shell (Candy Licorice Silver)
Carrying Case with Memory Foam for Kodak
PLAYSPORT Zx5 Video Camera HD Camcorder
rooCASE EVA Hard Shell (Candy Licorice Silver)
Carrying Case with Memory Foam for Kodak
PLAYSPORT Zx5 Video Camera HD Camcorder
rooCASE EVA Hard Shell (Candy Licorice Silver)
Carrying Case with Memory Foam for Kodak
PLAYSPORT Zx5 Video Camera HD Camcorder
Locking Cabinet for Cameras with
capabilities of charging
TOTAL
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$7.00
$7.00
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3483.46
This is just an idea of the type we are looking at, we
would like a cabinet that is wall mountable, and has
the abilitiy to charge the cameras in storage. It
would also be nice to have it store the cases and
accessories as well. If we are unable to find one
that we can buy we anticipate having someone at
the School District's warehouse making one to our
specifications.
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