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Ms. Ferreira from Marina Del Rey CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Headphones With Microphones Are A Quiet And Beautiful Thing

My students need headphones with microphones to record their voices onto laptop computers when we are programming with Scratch.

  • $340 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are using the Scratch programming language to learn programming and to explore Global Awareness themes like water conservation, salmon fisheries and the Sacramento/San Joaquin delta. We are recording our voices onto our characters, called Sprites, but we need reliable headphones with microphones.

My students are awesome.

They are enthusiastic about programming and about hearing their voices in their programs. Unfortunately they are also loud, so microphones that allow them to record quietly into their own laptop will help everyone. We are a Global Awareness Magnet so we try to have an environmental twist to everything that we do. Thus we are programming about the environment.

My Project

We use the Scratch programming language to build mini computer programs and to teach children the principles of "Garbage In, Garbage Out", logical language, if/then statements and the simple creativity of code. Part of Scratch allows children to record their voices onto their characters, or Sprites. We need the microphones to allow the children to record their voices simultaneously in a small, packed classroom.

Have you looked for a job lately?

Do you know how many jobs require programming and technical expertise? Scratch is the first step for children to learn to program without having to actually write code.

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Ms. Ferreira
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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JLab JBuds Hi-Fi Noise-Reducing Ear Buds (Black / Chrome Silver) • Amazon $6.49 18 $116.82
JLab JBuds Hi-Fi Noise-Reducing Ear Buds (Black / Electric Blue) • Amazon $6.49 18 $116.82

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