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  • 4 donors
  • $291 still needed
  • $322 goal
Ms. Islam
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $291 still needed

Alexa? What's a New Way to Learn?

Help me give my students Amazon devices to enhance our everyday learning in a fun, yet meaningful way!

My Students

As a second-year educator, I teach third grade at a wonderful school located in Detroit. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and family structures.

We have beautiful students who are always motivated to learn!

As an educator, I strive to provide them with the best opportunities for aiding their education. It is essential that teachers can provide their students with materials that allow them to learn in ways that meet their various unique needs. Children need a chance to experiment as they learn, and I aim to provide that.

My Project

The Amazon devices will allow my students to independently learn how to clearly communicate questions orally. Speaking and listening skills can be difficult to practice independently, but by working with Alexa, students will learn how to state questions, rephrase requests, and to be specific in their speech.

These devices will allow my students to check their work, research facts, and organize their work time.

Students can set timers, stream music, and read audiobooks aloud. When they are writing, Alexa can help students spell a specific word, suggest a synonym, or provide a definition.

Alexa can even help students practice math skills by flipping a coin, choosing a number, or picking a card. Need to know an author's birth date? How about the capital of a specific state? Not sure how to spell a word? Just ask ALEXA!

The list goes on and on of engaging things Alexa can do in our class. Perhaps most importantly, it will help students develop communication and problem-solving skills they will use all their life. The opportunities really are endless, and I think that it would be the perfect classroom addition.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Echo Plus (2nd Gen) - Premium sound with built-in smart home hub - Sandstone • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Echo Show 8 - HD 8" smart display with Alexa - Sandstone • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with clock and Alexa - Sandstone • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99

Materials cost

$239.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$273.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.28

Total project goal

$321.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.85

3 Donors

-$28.00

Donations toward project cost

-$24.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$3.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$2.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$290.32

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 29 students.

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