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Ms. Murakami from Las Vegas NV is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology for SPED to Even the Playing Field

Help me give my students access to technology via opportunities to use text-to-speech using headphones and a venue to produce and publish work using the printer.

  • $571 goal

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My Students

I teach 18 amazing 3rd graders for reading, writing, math, and social skills in the resource room. We have a couple students with an emotional disturbance eligibility, a couple of students with the Autism Spectrum Disorder, and 14 students with a Specific Learning Disability. They range from Kindergarten to 3rd grade reading levels and 1st to 3rd grade math skills.

Despite all they are up against, this is the most resilient, hard-working, creative, and courageous group of students I have had the pleasure of working with!

They come to school every day eager to learn and grow. We are constantly working on always doing our personal best and persevering even when the task gets tough.

My Project

My students work so hard in the resource room in every subject: reading, writing, and math! Some students have grown from reading 15 words to 70 words per minute; some have mastered addition and subtraction with regrouping (a difficult skill) and multiplication/division; and some have grown from writing simple sentences to multiple paragraphs. They LOVE writing and publishing their work. Access to a color printer and scanner would allow them to not only print/publish their writing in color, but they would also be able to scan their work to Google Slides, Google Docs, and Adobe Spark projects.

As many of my students struggle with reading fluently, getting to use text-to-speech makes the world of a difference for them.

Many of their strengths lie in math, however, in math activities, quizzes, and assessments, they have to decode and read the problems in order to solve. With reliable headphones and access to text-to-speech, they can listen to directions, answer choices, and most importantly, the math problems. This will allow them to actually show what they know, which in turn will help their confidence and drive to persevere! Giving my special education students opportunities to succeed using technology will help even the playing field for them.

Ms. Murakami
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 18 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
On Ear Headphones with Mic, Vogek Lightweight Portable Fold-Flat Stereo Bass Headphones with 1.5M Tangle Free Cord and Microphone-Black • Amazon Business $14.99 20 $299.80
HP - OfficeJet 3830 Wireless All-In-One Instant Ink Ready Printer - Black • Best Buy Education $42.67 1 $42.67
HP - 63XL High-Yield - Tricolor Ink Cartridge - Cyan/Magenta/Yellow • Best Buy Education $37.60 1 $37.60
HP - 63XL High-Yield - Black Ink Cartridge - Black • Best Buy Education $35.95 1 $35.95

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