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Mrs. Vilma Thomas from Marietta GA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Can You Hear Me, Now?

Help me give my students the ease of mind that they will have a USB Wired Headset with a Microphone that works when they take a computerized ESOL (ACCESS) test.

  • $673 goal

This project expired on May 16, 2022.

This project expired on May 16, 2022.

My Students

Our school strives to find the leader in all students. Every child has capabilities, talents, and strengths; sometimes, all it takes is exposure or motivation. The students I work with strive for excellence. They all inherently care about one another and continually make an effort to improve in all aspects.

I teach EL(English learner) students; they are a group of amazing, funny, hard-working students.

These kids inspire me every day! They are full of life, they are caring, they are supportive, and they are a joy to work with and are eager to learn every day. My students come from all different backgrounds and come into school with very few experiences. I teach at a Title funded I school in Georgia. These students genuinely love learning. To give you an idea of the range of abilities, we have students who are non-readers in their native language, students who are learning a third language (English), to students who can read at a high school level in their native language.

My Project

The use of headsets is almost a daily activity in my classroom, especially during System 44 and Read 180 workshops. Using the workshop model in System 44 and Read 180, one of the students' stations is logging into the computer and working through the program. In both System 44 and Read 180 the students need to use the microphone to record themselves reading and/or retelling. They also use the headset to listen since having all students listening to the audio and/or speaking at the same time would create a view loud classroom. This will help eliminate the problem of students asking for headsets since the ones they have are not working or forgetting them at home and interrupting my small group when someone is using the extra set I have. Even though they are great about doing this, it is distracting for many of my students who have focusing issues and they miss important instruction from either myself or the program. By having headsets with a microphone, students will be able to avoid all of these problems and focus on increasing their learning!

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, but you will also ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Students will be able to simply focus on the academic material at hand, and not whether their materials are going to work or not. Plus in this technology literate world, any interaction with updated technology will increase their literacy as well as their desire to learn and use the new technology!

Mrs. Vilma Thomas
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wired Headset, USB Wired Headset with Microphone, in-Line Control, Noise Cancelling Mic, Memory Earmuffs for Home, Office and Online Class • Amazon Business $19.99 25 $499.75

Materials cost

$499.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$571.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.89

Total project goal

$672.62

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

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