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Ms. Fussell from Montegut LA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can You Hear Us Now?

Help me give my students an amplified voice with Qball to share their ideas in a fun, engaging way and give them a comfortable spot to hold those discussions with two tablet chairs.

  • $968 goal

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My Students

Passionate. Quirky. Curious. That describes the middle schoolers that I am lucky to teach. But they are also self-conscious and uncomfortable when it comes to speaking up in class. They make so many great connections and observations, but they get cold feet when it comes to sharing with the whole class. Students in honors classes, students in inclusion classes, students from low socioeconomic status households... the lack of self-confidence affects them all, and it gets worse when someone asks them to speak louder during a discussion.

Middle school is hard in many different ways, and my students are just starting to find their voices and sense of self.

I want to help strengthen those voices, build up their self-confidence, and give them every opportunity to succeed... in as many fun and comfortable ways as possible!

My Project

My middle school students love to share their ideas and thoughts, but when it comes to speaking in front of class, they lose confidence. I always want my classroom to be a welcoming environment, but my students struggle to find their voice in front of the class even when sitting in their desks. My room is a safe place for them, but public speaking is scary and uncomfortable at any age.

Help me give my students a tool, like Qball, to build their confidence and the speaking and listening skills they need to be successful in life.

Help me give them a comfortable place to sit like in two tablet chairs while they hold their class discussions and Socratic seminars. Help me take something students fear like class discussions and make them engaging, fun, and comfortable for my students.

Ms. Fussell
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture Gray Fabric Guest Chair with Tablet Arm and Front Wheel Casters • Amazon Business $269.99 2 $539.98
Qball 2.0 • Qball $179.00 1 $179.00

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