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Mrs. Hampton from Atlanta GA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teacher Assistant Alexa is Here to Help!

My students need wireless headphones and an Amazon Echo Dot and Alexa in the classroom in order to infuse technology in the daily science lesson.

  • $396 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Despite the struggles they face day to day, my students with special needs are amazing in every way. My first and second graders live in a low socioeconomic area and attend a Title I school, at which 100% of the students receive free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch. Every day they walk through their neighborhoods full of gun violence and gangs and then, they are expected to sit still, be quiet, open up a book and learn something new. Unfortunately they are not always focused on the task at hand. Well, it's time to shift the traditional 20th century learning towards the 21st century interdisciplinary learning to get them more engaged.

My students are ready to become innovative thinkers.

But how can they achieve this when they are unfocused. There are some students in my class who have difficulty sitting still and keeping their attention on instruction because they are thinking about his or her home life. Coming to school with a focused mind, is just the beginning to a productive day and great education.

My Project

There are some engaging ways for using the Amazon Echo Dot and Alexa to be used in the special needs classroom in order to infuse technology into science, math, and more! My students will love using the Amazon Echo Dot’s voice control to ask questions and get answers. Additionally, they can also enable Audible Science books to be read aloud on the Echo Dot. The wireless headphones can be used to listen to the science books being read aloud by Alexa or be used on a computer for a listening station.

There are tons of other ways to integrate the Echo Dot into the curriculum.

All of my students have fluency goals – most of which are met during instruction – but some of the students do need more fluency practice. It is important for my student to speak clearly and read with a steady pace and expression in order to understand the scientific concepts. Students can practice asking question such as "Alexa, what is the weather?" "Alexa, tell me about dinosaurs." and "Alexa, what is the definition of...?" to Alexa and get answers instantly.

Mrs. Hampton
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Echo (2nd Generation) – Charcoal Fabric + Echo Dot • Amazon Business $129.98 1 $129.98
Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear, Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headset, Foldable, Soft Memory-Protein Earmuffs, w/ Built-in Mic and Wired Mode for PC/ Cell Phones/ TV • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear, Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headset, Foldable, Soft Memory-Protein Earmuffs, w/ Built-in Mic and Wired Mode for PC/ Cell Phones/ TV • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear, Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headset, Foldable, Soft Memory-Protein Earmuffs, w/ Built-in Mic and Wired Mode for PC/ Cell Phones/ TV • Amazon Business $37.49 1 $37.49
Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear, Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headset, Foldable, Soft Memory-Protein Earmuffs, w/ Built-in Mic and Wired Mode for PC/ Cell Phones/ TV • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99

Materials cost

$282.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$336.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.32

Total project goal

$395.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$395.49

7 Donors

-$194.33

Donations toward project cost

-$169.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.12

match offer

-$196.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$166.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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