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Mrs. Pirdy from Siler City NC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Headphones for Technology Driven Kids

My students need headphones for daily interactive learning opportunities using computers, iPads, Chromebooks, etc. These specific headphones allow students to work collaboratively or independently without disturbing others around them.

  • $582 goal

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My Students

We are a rural public school district where the majority of our students live at or below the poverty level. I work at a school with an extremely high percentage of limited English proficiency students (LEPs) and a high population of reduced or free lunch participants. We are constantly dealing with financial issues as budgets are regularly changing leaving us with reduced funding and limited resources. Our students want the chance to learn and to get the best education we can give them.

Our struggles include: poverty, trauma, and other outside obstacles.

While my kids love using technology, many of them don't have Internet access at home and don't get to personally use technology of any kind on a regular basis in school. They are also learning a new language and parents struggle at home to provide them with the necessary tools. Yet, we are eager and excited to try new things and explore the real-life learning that projects and technology can provide. We are lifelong learners and excited to start our impact on the world!

My Project

Students will use the headphones to enhance learning in all subject areas. They can listen to books read aloud to develop reading fluency and comprehension, practice basic facts to build their math skills, explore the world around them to meet our social studies goals, practice their English speaking skills through Rosetta Stone and other similar resources, create group and individual projects through SeeSaw and Google Classroom, based on student research to share their learning with their school and home family, and much, much more! Individual students, partnerships, and small groups will use these tools to utilize educational applications and visit bookmarked websites that almost always require a listening component. This will allow them to access exciting opportunities to learn new content and review previous skills, as well as strengthen necessary technology skills for 21st-century learners.

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Mrs. Pirdy
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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[Upgraded Version] BestGot Over Ear Kids Headphones for Kids Boys Adult with microphone In-line Volume, Included Cloth Bag , Foldable Headset with 3.5mm plug removable cord (Black/Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 25 $424.75

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