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Mrs. Seervai from Trenton NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pocket Translator for my ESL Students

Help me give my students a way to better understand instruction and directions.

  • $204 goal

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My Students

Students in my Crafts and Ceramics I and II classes come from a low socioeconomic and underprivileged environment. The majority of my classes are made up of tenth to twelfth grade, male and female students of African American and Hispanic descent. Living in the city environment that surrounds them, students channel all of their demographics into the art they create in my classes.

My students come to school each day knowing they get a chance to relieve the stresses and triumphs they are faced within their home lives.

Even before entering my classroom, students are eager, excited, and ready to get creative! Many come during their lunch to continue working on projects and some even stay after school!

My Project

Over the past few years of teaching, the number of ESL students I receive increases every year. Many attend my classes and do not speak any English. This makes it very difficult to understand the content I am teaching.

Having a pocket translator will allow for these students to hear what I am saying in real time but in the native language they can understand.

This will ultimately allow for my ESL students to comprehend the lesson(s) being taught and not feel puzzled or lost at the end of each class.

Mrs. Seervai
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 72 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pocketalk Classic Language Translator Device - Portable Two-Way Voice Interpreter - 82 Language Smart Translations in Real Time (Rose Gold) • Amazon Business $129.00 1 $129.00
Pocketalk Lanyard - Compatible with Pocketalk Classic Language Translator Device • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45

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