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Ms. Weaver from Clarendon AR is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leveling the Playing Field in Reading and Writing

My students need headsets with microphones to utilize reading and writing software.

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The school I work for is in a rural agriculture town near the White River. Many of our students travel from other small surrounding towns. While students are spirited and curious, their home lives can be challenging. 80% of our students come from single parent or guardian homes. Often, these students are being raised by grandparents. 92% of our students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. Generational poverty plagues our small community, and educators realize education is the only way to break that cycle. School is a safe haven for them; we try to make it fun and exciting while providing every opportunity to succeed as possible.

My Project

I teach special needs students in all core areas. The majority of my students have a specific learning disability in reading. Technology today offers programs and apps that will read text for students. The same technology will convert speech to text. The use of headphones will allow my students to have the same access to text as their non-disabled peers. The speech to text will enable my student to share their knowledge of content. The ability to independently study the same material as their peers will not only foster academic success but also raise self-esteem. An example of how using headphones will level the playing field for my students is my students will be able to have a current events article found online by them that fits their interests, read to them using the Read&Write app from Google. This same app will allow them to dictate a summary of the article to be printed and turned in just like their non-disabled peers. When we equip students with the tools they need to foster independent learning, we afford the the opportunity to not only match their non-disabled peers but possibly surpass them academically.

Ms. Weaver
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vtin Headset with Microphone, USB Headset/ 3.5mm Computer Headphone Headset Noise Cancelling and Hands-Free with Mic, Stereo On-Ear Wired Business Headset for Skype, Call Center, PC, Phone, Mac • Amazon Business $23.99 15 $359.85

Materials cost

$359.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$424.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.99

Total project goal

$499.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$499.93

5 Donors

-$282.46

Donations toward project cost

-$240.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.37

Matching donations from our partners

-$217.47

Match offers toward project cost

-$184.85

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.62

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$0.00

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