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Ms. Passmore from San Leandro CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listen Up! Please :)

Help me give my students headphones with microphones to allow them to appropriately connect to the English listening and speaking apps that are available at my school.

  • $474 goal

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My Students

Imagine what it must be like moving to a new country. Everything is new and you can't even read the signs. You may have learned how to read and write in your own language, or maybe school was intermittent for you. Regardless, walking into a classroom where everything you see and hear is in a foreign language, would be challenging, to say the least.

Every day, my students teach me what it means to be resilient and persistent.

I love teaching this group! My students are from many different places. This year I have students from Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Columbia, Guatemala, China and the Philippines. Over half of my students come from places that do not share our alphabet. They have a steep learning curve in both academic and social/cultural skills. Nevertheless, it is amazing how quickly they progress in all areas and go on to have successful high school and college experiences. I am constantly trying to find activities that are interesting and engaging to help them learn the basics of English.

My Project

I am so lucky that my district is has a 1:1 ratio of students to computers and a plethora of apps to assist with student learning. We have some great programs that involve listening and help students to practice their speaking of English, however, they require headphones that have good microphones.

My students need good headphones to listen to the apps and good microphones that allow them to practice their speaking.

Regular earbuds work ok, however many of my students don't bring them to class everyday and some of their microphones are not of sufficient quality to complete speaking assignments.

Ms. Passmore
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insignia? - On-Ear Stereo Headset - Black • Best Buy Education $13.46 25 $336.50

Materials cost

$336.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.79

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$402.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.00

Total project goal

$473.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$473.34

4 Donors

-$408.34

Donations toward project cost

-$347.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.25

match offer

-$65.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$55.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

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$0.00

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