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Ms. Altman from San Ramon CA is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Move to the Beat

Help me give my students the head set microphone and new portable speakers to help them create their dances for our end of the semester shows.

  • 3 donors
  • $405 goal

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My Project

One of the six strategic directions of our district this year is “Deep Learning and Innovation.” With Deep Learning we, as individual teachers, will “create learning environments that empower students to own their learning so they find purpose, meaning, and joy in their education and excel in post-high school endeavors.”

The essence of our dance classes encourages the creativity of students and empowers them to develop their own dances based on the teacher’s guidelines.

The result of their creativity each semester is a major production open to the public which displays the twenty-six different dances created by various groups of students.

During class time students work in groups to develop their dance routines. Groups are both self-selected and teacher created. Since there are many groups working on different routines at the same time, the use of the speakers is crucial in allowing each group to hear their own music while practicing their choreography. These dedicated students are also rehearsing after school to work on and perfect their dances.

The headset microphone will allow students to hear the teacher’s instructions while music is playing. The teacher can show proper technique and choreography while speaking over the music. There is also a combo class of Dance Performance and Dance Composition where the microphone and speakers are of utmost importance.

You can see the joy in the students as they perform the dances they created for their peers, parents, and the community. Funding of the speakers and headset microphone will help students with focused practice during class time and allow everyone to easily hear the instructions over the music during the dance. Since the speakers and head/set microphone are not consumable, they may be used for many years to the benefit of a larger number of students.

Ms. Altman
Grades 9-12

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shure SM31 Fitness Headset Condenser Microphone with Moisture-Repelling Hydrophobic Construction for Workout Instructors, TQG Connects to Shure Wireless Systems (Bodypack Transmitter Sold Separately) • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
ULTIMATE EARS WONDERBOOM 3, Small Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Big Bass 360-Degree Sound for Outdoors, Waterproof, Dustproof IP67, Floatable, 131 ft Range - Performance Blue • Amazon Business $94.00 1 $94.00
ULTIMATE EARS WONDERBOOM 3, Small Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Big Bass 360-Degree Sound for Outdoors, Waterproof, Dustproof IP67, Floatable, 131 ft Range - Hyper Pink • Amazon Business $90.41 1 $90.41

Materials cost

$283.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$25.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$343.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.63

Total project goal

$404.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$404.22

2 Donors

-$227.10

Donations toward project cost

-$193.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.06

match offer

-$177.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$150.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.57

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$0.00

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