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Ms. Muther from Providence RI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alexa, Can You Hear (and Help) Me?

My students need an Amazon Echo, Dot, and Buttons to play educational games, check their work, and perform research.

  • $345 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a diverse mix of energetic, intelligent, and curious 9 & 10-year-old kids who need resources to truly excel! My school is an urban, high-poverty school that strives to do what's best for the kids, but we often don't have the budget for the "extras" (supplies, books, technology, field trips, etc.) that can make a significant positive impact. Many of my students have had traumatic backgrounds, have learned English as a second language (ESL), or have families that struggle to simply put food on the table. Despite these challenges, they thrive when given the right opportunities and my intention is to make those opportunities happen!

My Project

My students have come to expect that our classroom is always going to be a place of fun and discovery. As the classroom teacher I do my best to always have videos, apps, and hands-on activities to ensure high engagement. I want to bring an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Spot, and Echo Buttons into my classroom take advantage of the many Alexa Skills available now. Alexa Skills include simple things like checking spelling and math computations to more complex things like translating words and phrases for my ESL students and giving directions in small group centers. With the Echo Buttons, students will be able to play games during indoor recess. One of the games available is Simon which encourages students to see, and recall patterns - a critical math foundation skill. Playing games also encourages students to practice social skills like taking turns, team cooperation, and winning (and losing) graciously. These are just a few examples of how this technology will be of benefit to my students. I can't wait explore all of the amazing things Alexa has to offer!

Ms. Muther
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Echo (2nd Generation) - Charcoal Fabric + Echo Dot • Amazon Business $149.98 1 $149.98
Etekcity 4 Pack Voltson Wi-Fi Smart Plug Mini Outlet with Energy Monitoring, No Hub Required, ETL Listed, White, Works with Alexa and Google Assistant • Amazon Business $46.95 1 $46.95
Echo Buttons, an Alexa Gadget (2 Buttons Per Pack) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Matone Outlet Wall Mount Hanger Stand for Dot 2nd Generation & Other Round Voice Assistants, A Space-Saving Solution for Your Smart Home Speakers without Messy Wires or Screws - Black • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98

Materials cost

$258.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$292.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.67

Total project goal

$344.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$344.44

4 Donors

-$292.67

Donations toward project cost

-$250.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.40

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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