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Mrs. Valasek from Lower Burrell PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mic Drop!

Help me give my students a voice! A wireless microphone and portable speaker will allow students to be heard while encouraging participation in the classroom!

  • $179 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is my 14th year as a third-grade teacher in Pennsylvania. I always try to create the best learning environment. My students have a wide range of learning abilities and learning styles.

My third graders are always eager to learn each and every day.

I really want to provide them with the best learning environment possible. My students work in collaborative groups throughout the school day. There are lots of discussion times in our classroom in Language Arts and Math class.

My Project

Adding a wireless microphone to my classroom will add a learning tool that engages and encourages participation of all students. This technology integrates the Four Cs of Education (Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity). When using this innovative device students learn skills needed in the 21st Century like clear and articulate communication while working with a team, as an essential skill for our future leaders.

Using a microphone engages all students.

A microphone will encourages teamwork with group activities,

guides students in demonstrating their thinking process,

encourages students to make decisions, gives students with special needs a voice to capture strengths, provides choices for students to show what they know, and engages readers in thinking and talking about texts through interactive read-alouds.

In addition, it will encourage engaging discussions and challenge students to listen to one another.

Mrs. Valasek
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LyxPro SPA-8 Compact 8" Portable PA System 100-Watt RMS Power Active Speaker System Equalizer Bluetooth SD Slot USB MP3 XLR 1/4" 1/8" 3.5mm Inputs • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
TONOR UHF Wireless Microphone Handheld Mic with Bluetooth Receiver 1/4 Output for Conference/Weddings/Church/Stage/Party/Karaoke, 65ft • Amazon Business $29.79 1 $29.79

Materials cost

$119.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.75

Total project goal

$178.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.33

4 Donors

-$152.45

Donations toward project cost

-$130.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.12

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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