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Ms. Thompson from Snellville GA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can You Hear Ne Now?

My students need 6 headsets with microphones to dictate their writing and to bring excitement back into the creative writing process.

  • $237 goal

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My Students

Each school year, I receive a class of diverse learners who have such an eagerness for learning. And each year, I find myself looking for ways to keep each one of them eager and engaged. This is especially true for those students who struggle academically because of learning disabilities.

As a teacher of several students with learning disabilities, I find myself looking for new ways to address individual learning needs in engaging and meaningful ways.

Many students with special needs are reluctant learners. Traditional paper-and-pencil learning activities are often inadequate in addressing their needs.

My Project

Many of my students with special needs have limited fine motor abilities. This limits their ability to grasp a pencil adequately to write legibly. Using voice-enabled technologies, particularly the usage of headphones with built-in microphones helps special needs students who have these fine motor difficulties to concentrate on the quality of their writing as opposed to the quantity of words. For example, dictating their writing will give my students ways to create informational/non-fiction pieces without the stress that is oftentimes evoked when trying to spell scientific language (i.e., metamorphosis, larvae, Chrysalis). During the beginning stages of writing, students will choose from several science prompts that are stored in files on the computer or found on writing/picture prompt apps like Tell About This. They will then use their headphones with built-in mics to dictate their writing with a speech-to-text app like SpeechNote. The app allows them to speak into the microphone which will in turn type the words they speak into a file on the classroom computer. In this way, students who struggle with writing and/or spelling are not limited by the stress of illegible handwriting or misspelled words. They are freed from this burden and can concentrate on the creative aspect of writing.

Ms. Thompson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Califone 3066AVT Deluxe Multimedia Stereo Headset with To Go Plug, Rugged ABS Plastic Headstrap with “Comfort Sling” Better Distributes the Weight for Increased Comfort, Fully Adjustable Headband • Amazon Business $26.29 6 $157.74

Materials cost

$157.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$200.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.47

Total project goal

$236.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$236.46

1 Donor

-$236.46

Donations toward project cost

-$200.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.47

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$0.00

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