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Mrs. Phelps from Jacksonville FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Headphones for Special Needs Accommodations

Help me give my students access to listening accommodations to give them a greater opportunity for success.

  • $378 goal

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My Students

I service students who have diverse learning needs due to a disability. On top of that, my school is a Title 1 school in a large inner city urban setting. Many of my students struggle to meet their learning goals because they are food or housing insecure. On top of that, several of my students are “overage”, being 2+ years behind. Despite these challenges, they continue to push forward and persevere.

My Project

Hello! First, thank you for considering donating to my classroom and students. My school is a title 1 school where all students qualify for free lunch and breakfast. Many of my students have are "disadvantaged" economically and educationally. The majority of my students are reading significantly below grade level and have mild to moderate special needs. Due to that, several have accommodations allowing for things such as programs on computers that read aloud to them and speech to text. These accommodations are particularly important as our students learn from home and do not have the same one on one teacher support they may have in the classroom.

Unfortunately, we often struggle to obtain enough supplies to adequately meet this accommodation, leaving us to borrow from other teachers, ask students to purchase their own headphones or work with students separately.

This not only takes precious time away from instruction, it also puts our mild special needs students at higher risk of failing.

These headphones will allow students to receive their accommodations in a timely manner. Not only will they be able to hear the computer read aloud items, but the microphone will allow them to use speech to text. The over ear design will also help block out surrounding noise and aide in concentration. They will be able to tune in to instruction from home and ask questions. They will also be able to have greater access to the diverse programs that our district is using during virtual learning.

Mrs. Phelps
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
3068AV Switchable Stereo/Mono Headphones • Teachers' School Supply $12.92 20 $258.40

Materials cost

$258.40

Vendor shipping charges

$28.42

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$320.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.59

Total project goal

$377.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$377.29

3 Donors

-$188.63

Donations toward project cost

-$160.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.29

match offer

-$188.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$160.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.30

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$0.00

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