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Mrs. Ratzloff from Wichita KS is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Roaming with Ratzloff

Help me give my students new innovating technology that allows me to teach them while being able to move freely around the classroom interacting with everyone.

  • $214 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds and many come from foster homes. They all bring diverse experiences into my room each day. Most of the students struggle with social interactions, and their academics. As a teacher, I hope to make sure that each of them feel welcomed into my classroom.

Giving students a reason to achieve and follow their path to graduation and a successful future is my main goal.

On any given day my students bring love, happiness and many rewarding experiences. They come with motivation to learn each day and to try and improve their future. The all have days that they struggle but I try to be the rock that helps them improve. With your help I can continue to improve their academia along with their motivation in the school.

My Project

As classroom teachers, we need all the help we can get, amen? Wouldn’t an assistant be nice? Someone to remind you of things, tell you the weather before you run outside for recess, set the timer for you even when you are on the other side of the classroom? Well, there’s something for that, friends. I am hoping for my own classroom assistant–an Amazon Echo!!

More and more people have this device at home, but there are many fun and engaging ways to use Alexa in the classroom!

I can check the weather, set timers and reminders, read outloud, hear a story, play music, play games, and to help randomize students.

Mrs. Ratzloff
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System (TL906) and Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack (TP3854-200) Bundle • Amazon Business $64.98 1 $64.98
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - New and improved smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Brother P-touch, PTD210, Easy-to-Use Label Maker, One-Touch Keys, Multiple Font Styles, 27 User-Friendly Templates, White • Amazon Business $29.91 1 $29.91

Materials cost

$139.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$181.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.09

Total project goal

$213.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$213.93

2 Donors

-$142.00

Donations toward project cost

-$120.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.30

match offer

-$71.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$61.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.79

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$0.00

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