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Mrs. Tamboli
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Listening And Learning With iPods

My students need 2 iPod Touches and a boombox with an iPod dock in order to help them master literacy and math skills in the 21st century classroom. We currently have limited technology for our listening station.

My Students

Back in the 1960s when I was an elementary student, I LOVED listening to stories on the old record player in class. When I began teaching I was so excited to actually have a tape player to use with my students. Now it is 2011 and I would love to add today's technology to aid my students.

My 22 first graders attend a public school in Tennessee.

They are thirsty for new ways to reinforce and enrich their learning. They particularly love to work on reading and math in our listening station. They also enjoy indoor PE on rainy days when we can move and exercise to music. They really like hearing music from other cultures as we explore the world.

My Project

Right now we have my ancient boom box and headphones to play our literacy and math tapes. The cd player no longer works and the tapes are getting wobbly. Our school provided tape player no longer works. We use the computer to play cds but it is not practical to use for a small group of children in a listening center type of setting. My students would LOVE a new listening station to use. I have a huge selection of books on cd and tape that can easily be converted to mp3s and loaded onto ipods. The children would be able to use the docking station for whole or small group listening or take the ipod for individual practice on a variety of reading and math applications. Please consider helping us update our technology.

I believe that my students would benefit from having ipods for individual and small group reinforcement of literacy and math skills.

I believe that using them and the dock for whole group, small, group, and individual time would enhance our educational experience.

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Apple iPod touch digital player • Best Buy $179.99 2 $359.98
Sony CD-R/RW Boombox with Built-In Apple® iPod® Dock - White • Best Buy $109.99 1 $109.99

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This project will reach 22 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and 10 other donors.

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