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Ms. Woodley from Montgomery AL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Active Listening for the 21st Century Learners

My students need a modern listening center with wireless headphones for an interactive and stress free learning center activity. Bluetooth technology will significantly increase the amount of stories children have access to listening to.

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My Students

Our school serves K-5 who come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with over 90% of our students receiving free lunch. Our school is one of the roughest in Montgomery, AL ranging from shootings, fights, starvation, and a very high percentage of absences each year. Our students range from English and 40% Spanish learners. With our students coming in every day with barely anything and the same clothes worn, we are also one of the failing schools in our system. Our students are so technologically advanced but with the lack of technology that we have in our schools causes a halt with both teachers and students.

My Project

My students come to school every day eager to learn, and excited to READ! Over 90% of students come from immigrant families, whose parents do not speak or read in English. Their families work tirelessly to help guarantee their access to education, but many are not read to at home, or do not have access to children's literature, except for at school.

An update listening center with bluetooth headphones would allow them to select from a wide variety of children's books to listen to on a recording, while I run guided reading and writing groups with differentiated student groups.

As we continue into the 21st century, education is moving away from a "one size fits all" approach, recognizing the diverse and unique needs of the students in our classrooms today. Research has also shown that they way in which people learn best varies dramatically from one student to the next. Having a listening center is a way to open up the doors for students to learn in a multitude of ways, providing both student choice, as well as allowing time for the teacher to meat with specific students and provided targeted, direct instruction that tailors to their own specific learning needs.

Lastly, hearing the animated voices of authors reciting classic literature stories is something engaging for all children, and is one of the most popular choices for literature centers. Having 8 new sets of headphones will allow for MORE children to participate in this activity. The bluetooth technology will open up a wider library of recorded literature, which I will be able to access and control from my computer, phone and iPad. This will give students more options for books, and will also cut down on transition time, untangling of headphones and other such complications of a second grade classroom.

Ms. Woodley
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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 19 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD518 - Wireless Classroom Headphones Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
CE326 - Classroom CD/Cassette Player with Bluetooth® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00

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