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Mrs. VanHauen from Waterloo IA is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Hear it for Literacy

Help me give my students a classroom set of over the head earphones so students can work in a setting that is quiet or with music, to help focus during individual work time.

  • $571 goal

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My Students

I teach in a very low income, culturally diverse, urban school district. Many of my students have very difficult home lives and have experienced more in their short lives then I ever will in mine. My students are constantly forcing me to change the way I teach and challenging me to try new things to help them become better and more successful students. I hope through the year, my students will be able to more deeply understand the content we are learning, as well as improve their attitudes toward school.

My Project

My students work continuously on digital literacy projects that accompany their current novel in class. One part of their project that has evolved over the years is adding music to enhance their projects. This added element has taken their projects to a new level during presentations. The Cyber Acoustics Lightweight On-Ear Headphones are a resource we have used that has withstood the test of time.

Headphones allow students to work independently on their digital literacy projects that don't distract others learning.

In order to work on their projects without distractions, my students utilize the headphones almost daily during independent work time.

Mrs. VanHauen
Grades 6-8

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Cyber Acoustics Lightweight On-Ear Headphones/Headset with Noise canceling Microphone and in-line Volume/Play/Pause Controls and 3.5mm Plug. Great for use with Cell Phones,Tablets, laptops (AC-5010) • Amazon Business $13.99 30 $419.70

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