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Mrs. Padgett from Toledo OH is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Headphones to Help Us Focus and Learn

Help me give my students headphones to interact with our technology resources independently.

  • $397 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Dwight Eisenhower once said that "History does not long entrust the care and freedom to the weak or the timid."

My students are not timid or weak, they are conquering the challenges that ADHD, Autism, and other conditions and that impact learning every day.

On top of having these learning challenges, many of our students have the additional challenge of having to beat the effects of poverty on their daily lives outside of school. In our classroom, they blow me away with how resilient they are.

My students have big dreams of learning how to overcome their challenges and become personally responsible, active participatory citizens in our society. They want to go to college and build careers that help them to have a life of their choosing, despite what others may say they can or can't do.

My Project

Students with learning disorders like Autism and ADHD often have a hard time focusing on individual learning activities in an engaging classroom environment. Some students need to be able to work at a faster pace and others at a slower pace.

We all have different ways of learning, and some students are able to do their work more efficiently when they are able to block out the distractions around them.

Many of our students would benefit from having access to headphones that can help them to block out distractions of the teacher helping other students. Several of our students would benefit from being able to use assistive technology, like text-to-speech to get their work completed without the rest of the class knowing that they need to use this particular technology. I am attempting to make additional help more accessible to students by providing videos to students who are visual learners, and practice games to help students practice vocabulary, map reading, and other historical thinking skills. I also have several students that have difficulties resisting the temptation to talk to their friends, and the ability to put on a set of headphones and some music often goes a long way.

Mrs. Padgett
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
20 Sony Headphones( BUY 18 GET 2 FREE) • Best Buy Education $269.80 1 $269.80
Brother TZe TZE-2312PK Laminated tape, Under 1/2"W, Black on White, 2/Pack • Staples Advantage $28.82 1 $28.82
Uni-ball Fine Point Paint Marker, Yellow • Staples Advantage $4.29 1 $4.29

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