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Ms. North from Tulsa OK is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can You Hear Me Now?

My students need a microphone ball for classroom discussions and questions

  • $281 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a school with 100% free lunch. Many students only receive food while in school. Children come from homes that at times do not have basic needs such as electricity and water. Older children have responsibilities such as watching younger siblings and taking care of the home while parents work.

Building community and future leaders are important qualities at our school.

Students have so many factors that hinder learning, issues such as abuse, drug use, neglect, poor living conditions, lack of food, and lack of clothing. Most students live in single parent homes, and the absence of one parent creates much stress that is sometimes hard to bear. Even with all these issues, students do want to learn.

My Project

English language learners have a difficult time in the classroom. Many times they do not understand what is being said and how to reply to certain questions.

Many students sit in class and are afraid to participate in fear of not being heard or understood.

This does not help students to grow as learners and also hinders their self esteem. Many opportunities are lost for learning and community building.

The Qball is a ball with a microphone inside. Students can throw this ball to each other to communicate their thoughts and ideas. This turns discussion into a fun interactive time. Everyone will want to talk during discussion time and this will, in return, increase students’ self esteem and confidence.

Ms. North
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
QBall microphone ball • PEEQ Technologies Inc. $179.00 1 $179.00

Materials cost

$179.00

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$14.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$238.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.05

Total project goal

$280.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$280.32

6 Donors

-$275.91

Donations toward project cost

-$238.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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