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Mrs. Smith from Arvada CO is requesting technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Extend Our Learning With an Amazon Echo in the Classroom

My students need an Amazon Echo with remote to extend their learning in our classroom.

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My Students

Do you have memories of sitting in a desk while your teacher talked all day? Then you know how I hope my students never feel! In our classroom (because it is more theirs than mine) we move around, we work together, we push ourselves and we utilize technology. Most importantly we make learning fun!

My students are bright, engaged, eager learners who come from what many would consider disadvantaged backgrounds.

We are a Title I school with a large number of second language learners. There are also a number of students with learning disabilities or who are otherwise below grade level in reading and/or math. My goal each year is to provide the tools and guidance to raise their achievement - and it works! I find that technology is essential for this process as it engages students and extends my reach by providing students support when I am engaged with others in the classroom. They absorb tech knowledge like a sponge and come alive.

My Project

My students need an Amazon Echo with remote to extend their learning in our classroom. Imagine a classroom where the teacher can work closely with a small group of students while others in the room are able to get their questions answered without interrupting the group. "Alexa does 7+7=14?" "Alexa does the word tomato have an e at the end?" "Alexa when was Abraham Lincoln born?" The Echo can be used for timers throughout the room. I can have the Echo read books for students as a modern-day listening station. Does a student with reading difficulties need to do research (making traditional Internet or book research difficult?) They can use the Echo to assist them!

I am so excited about the possibilities I can't fit them all here.

My list grows each time I think of ways to use this as a tool in our room. My biggest struggle as a teacher is worrying about students who need me while I am with other students. I want to maximize student learning, and I see the Echo as a powerful way to do just that.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon Echo • Amazon $179.99 1 $179.99
Voice Remote for Amazon Echo • Amazon $29.99 1 $29.99

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