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Mrs. Grochowalski from Albertville AL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Voice in the Classroom

Help me give my students a Q-ball throwable microphone so their voices can be heard and they can participate equally in class discussions.

  • $292 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in the 8th grade and we are learning about physical science. I have one class of students who are learning to speak English along with learning science. Everyone at our school participates in a free breakfast and lunch program. My students have wonderful participation in class and get excited whenever I bring in anything new. This is my first year in this classroom with this age group and I am working hard to give my students the best science classroom possible.

My Project

I teach 8th grade science and many of my students are English language learners. When answering questions in class, most of my students do not speak loudly enough to be heard by everyone. I use up class time repeating what my students say so that everyone can hear. This repetition can be avoided if we have a microphone!

The Q-ball is a microphone that students can toss to each other!

We will have so much fun and increased student engagement with this technology in the classroom.

As I am teaching a lesson, I can toss the Q-ball to students to let them participate in the discussion. Students can feel confident because everyone in the room can hear what the are saying without the teacher having to repeat it or say speak up.

Mrs. Grochowalski
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 150 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
All-New Qball 2.0 - Throwable Wireless Microphone System • Amazon Business $199.00 1 $199.00

Materials cost

$199.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$248.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.80

Total project goal

$292.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$292.00

6 Donors

-$219.68

Donations toward project cost

-$201.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.95

Matching donations from our partners

-$54.67

Match offers toward project cost

-$46.47

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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