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Ms. Smith from Detroit MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Are You Listening?

Help me give my students over the ear headphones to use while reading!

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have a thirst for learning. They love hands-on, experience-based learning. My students have huge hearts and shallow pocketbooks. I teach seniors in a large urban district. My students lack the resources to have experiences that students from more affluent school districts have. My students are involved in community volunteer work, as well as working for a paycheck to assist their families. Our school is located in a zip code associated with the largest amount of crime in our city. My students experience this each day when walking to and from school or while riding the bus for well over an hour just to attend school.

Our school is a small school where everyone knows everyone.

We are a family. We take care of each other in times of need. We laugh together, cry together and celebrate our accomplishments together. We have a staff of caring people who assist students whenever and wherever needed. Our students are loved. While some may go home to extraordinary circumstances, they persevere. They don't allow themselves to fall victims to their environment. I do have the best kids!

My Project

We have a new curriculum with new textbooks. The publisher also has the books online with audio for those students who may not be reading at grade level. While I have laptops in my classroom, I do not have headphones. My students are expected to read rigorous text independently. With the use of headphones and the online book (where they can follow along while listening) will make a world of difference.

Many of my students are auditory learners.

Having headphones while reading text independently will nudge them closer to success and allow them to complete work just like their peers.

Ms. Smith
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CALIFONE HEADPHONES MULTIMEDIA STEREO - BEIGE - 3.5MM - 3060AV • School Specialty $7.46 19 $141.74

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