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Ms. Dreyfus from San Francisco CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Raising Our Voices

Help me give my students recording devices that will allow them to practice academic conversations.

  • $344 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a high-poverty school, I have the opportunity to work with a group of students from a variety of backgrounds who all contribute unique skills and experiences to our classroom.

Our class is made up of a multilingual and global community of learners, with over half the class speaking a language other than English at home.

These bright, innovative, spunky students are enthusiastic readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and historians. They deserve the best education in the world!

My Project

The ability to understand and use academic language is one of the most important skills that sets high performing students apart in school. This type of language is vastly different from the type used in everyday conversations, and yet it permeates many aspects of life - from businesses, to textbooks, to news, and more.

I want my students to be confident in their use of academic language so that when it is needed, they can raise their voices and fight for their beliefs in many different arenas.

With these recording devices, my students will be able to record and listen to their own academic conversations with each other during classroom discussions and literature circles. By replaying their own conversations, my students will be able to grow in their academic language and master the ability to elaborate, clarify, synthesize, debate, and more.

Ms. Dreyfus
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it, Easel Pad, 25" x 30", Faint Blue Grid, White, 2/PK, (560) • Staples Advantage $75.59 1 $75.59
Mini Voice Recorder for Lectures,EVIDA 8GB Digital Sound Audio Recorder Mac Compatible Dictaphone 36 Hours Recording Device,USB,Rechargeable (Black) • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Mini Voice Recorder for Lectures,EVIDA 8GB Digital Sound Audio Recorder Mac Compatible Dictaphone 36 Hours Recording Device,USB,Rechargeable (Black) • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Ultra Fine Tip, Black, 12/pk (1871131) • Staples Advantage $15.99 2 $31.98
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Presharpened Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, Dozen • Staples Advantage $1.82 5 $9.10

Materials cost

$236.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$291.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.50

Total project goal

$343.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$343.31

1 Donor

-$291.81

Donations toward project cost

-$291.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$51.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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