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  • $163 goal

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Mrs. Krieger
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Hello, Socrates.

My students need 1 digital voice recorder and 1 pack of AAA batteries.

Socrates believed that the best way to acquire knowledge was to engage in dialogue with others. Unfortunately, this method of dialogic learning and questioning has faded away from modern classrooms. One of my goals this year in my high school English classes in upstate New York is to introduce students to this traditional and effective method of learning. Simply, students will read a text and then discuss it by asking one another thoughtful "why" and "how" questions as opposed to yes/no questions. For instance, after reading George Orwell's Animal Farm, students might talk about the nature of power or why Orwell uses barn animals to represent people. The same strategy can be applied to poems, song lyrics, current events and other texts. My ultimate goal is to help my students to become better stronger thinkers which will in turn help them to become better stronger writers--both crucial skills for the flat world. The digital voice recorder that I am asking for in this proposal will allow us to record our Socratic seminars. I can then post these discussions on our classroom website so that students can refer back to them at a later time. The recorders will also give me more flexibility to analyze student conversations. Will you help us out?

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Energizer AAA Alkaline Batteries, Pack Of 2 • Office Depot Inc. $3.51 1 $3.51
Sony ICD-UX70 Digital Voice Recorder, Silver • Office Depot Inc. $99.99 1 $99.99

Materials cost

$103.50

Vendor shipping charges

$10.35

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$133.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.20

Total project goal

$162.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$162.20

3 Donors

-$162.20

Donations toward project cost

-$133.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.20

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$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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