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Ms. Tamdem from Washington DC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Differentiation and Fluency in French Class !

Help me give my students the opportunity to practice their listening and speaking skills in our world language class with the cyber acoustics stereo headsets.

  • $689 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students, mainly Hispanic and African-American are all receiving free and reduced lunch.

Despite a lot of barriers, they are hard-working, resilient, smart, intelligent, touching and unique.

In our school, they will become articulate communicators in English and Spanish through our Dual Language Immersion Program with opportunities to extend to a third language: French, Italian, Japanese…Our mission is to make our students the leaders of tomorrow by including global awareness and social justice in our curriculum.

Our students are taught to voice their opinion on global issues using higher forms of thinking.

However, to express themselves, they must be able to communicate. Communicating in a world languages class involves oral comprehension and verbal expression. No matter their level – beginning, intermediate or advance- they must practice those two skills deeply and consistently.

Practicing a meaningful oral comprehension daily requires a minimum of equipment like a set of headphones (with mic for verbal expression) for individual task and speakers for the group task.

My Project

Every week, in my French class, my lesson plan incorporate the practice of listening and speaking at least twice.

While we do listening and speaking activities as a whole group, it is very difficult to adapt to the various levels of performance.

Having my students practicing their listening and speaking skills individually through websites like Edpuzzle and Canvas allow me to differentiate the activities according to each student's level of performance without incommoding anyone.

However, when we have to share one set of 20 headphones between 3 or 4 classes in the best case scenario, it becomes very challenging to install a routine which would promote growth in the 2 most challenging skills in the practice of a foreign language.

In the same vein, the white boards help me to create engaging activities with easy checking for understanding. I use them for multiple choices questions, for dictation, for small group reflection.

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Ms. Tamdem
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cyber Acoustics Stereo Headset, headphone with microphone, great for K12 School Classroom and Education (AC-201) • Amazon Business $10.92 25 $273.00
Brother Genuine TN660 High Yield Black Toner Cartridge • Amazon Business $53.97 3 $161.91
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Board Class Pack - Includes 30 Each 9 x 12 Inch Lapboards, Foam/Felt Erasers and Markers (35090) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Logitech Multimedia Speakers Z200 with Stereo Sound for Multiple Devices - Black • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Crystal Clear Thermal Laminating Pouches - Pack of 200 Sheets (9" x 11.5") • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$516.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$585.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.35

Total project goal

$688.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$688.99

3 Donors

-$613.99

Donations toward project cost

-$521.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.10

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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