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Ms. Llamas from Stamford CT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expert Panel Podcast

My students need Blue microphones to create their own podcasts. While working on their podcast my students will be able to analyze various literary texts and express their own opinions on topics that interest them.

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My Students

"The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately" -unknown

This motivational quote has become part of my teaching philosophy.

The students I currently teach in my five sections of English know that everything we do in class has a purpose and that it will ultimately help them in their future academic and life endeavors. My students come from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds. Some of them are first generation citizens, while others have recently left their home countries and moved to the United States. They love creative projects that utilize technology and that are student driven. For this reason I create inquiry-based units to motivate them to explore complex issues that are relevant to their lives.

My Project

The Expert Panel Podcast Project will allow my students to take ownership of their learning in a creative and engaging way. The Blue Microphones will give students the opportunity to record different types of discussions such as debates, public service announcements, and book discussions. Instead of traditional presentations students will be able to practice, record and edit their final work. By participating in a podcast students are not only enriching their own learning, but also raising awareness on topics that are important to them, while simultaneously exploring classic text and shedding light on the various ethical issues those text may expose. In addition students learn to collaborate with others and they keep each other accountable for their individual and group tasks.

By donating to our project you are fostering inquiry-based learning, which will ultimately help students build the critical thinking skills that they need to be successful not only in English, but also in other disciplines.

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

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Blue Microphones - Snowball USB Cardioid and Omnidirectional Electret Condenser Vocal Microphone • Best Buy Education $52.08 6 $312.48

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