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Mrs. Erickson from Denver CO is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening and Speaking Our Way Through Math

My students need 6 sets of portable speakers so they are able to listen to instructions and explanations on iPods during our group centers.

  • $181 goal

This project expired on January 21, 2014.

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My Students

Math is not the easiest concept for students to learn, but with the right support students will flourish. With the use of iPods, I am able to give groups of students those supports in various ways, but need speakers for the groups to be able to listen to the instructions and explanations.

This school year I am teaching a fantastic group of third graders from all over the world who speak many different languages.

Almost all of these students are low-income, English language learners. Some of the students are new to the United States and have either never attended a public school, were in a refugee camp, or do not speak any English. Our school serves as a refugee magnet school for our district attracting approximately 1,100 students who speak 30+ languages and are from over 50 different countries. We are a Title I school that provides more than an environment of learning, but a community for the students and their families.

My Project

With a 25:1 student-teacher ratio, students need one-on-one questioning to aid them in understanding math concepts. In order to meet my students diverse ability levels, they are split into groups that rotate through different centers. This year our grade received iPods for the students to use during these groups in a variety of different ways. One of these ways is using the iPods as a listening device for teacher delivered instructions, explanations, and various steps of questioning to aid a students' and groups' understanding and completion of the center. In order to do this I need mini, portable speakers that students can use with the iPods. This enables groups of students to self-guide themselves instantly instead of waiting until I am available to help. The speakers will allow my lower readers to have the questions read to them and will allow my advanced students the ability to walk themselves through harder more complex problems in math.

These speakers will allow my students to use our iPods as a tool to aid them at their specific level of math.

The speakers will allow me to differentiate my math instruction to help meet the ability levels of my students in reading and comprehending math. We are very excited to use these speakers with our iPods in small groups to further our understanding in math and maximize our growth potential this school year and in the future!

Mrs. Erickson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-Mini II XAM4-S Portable Capsule Speaker, Mono, Silver • Amazon $19.99 1 $19.99
X-Mini II XAM4-GR Portable Capsule Speaker, Mono, Green • Amazon $19.23 1 $19.23
X-Mini II XAM4-PU Portable Capsule Speaker, Mono, Purple • Amazon $19.17 1 $19.17
X-Mini II XAM4-BL Portable Capsule Speaker, Mono, Blue • Amazon $18.99 1 $18.99
X-Mini II XAM4-W Portable Capsule Speaker, Mono, White • Amazon $18.99 1 $18.99
X-Mini II XAM4-B Portable Capsule Speaker, Mono, Black • Amazon $17.64 1 $17.64

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