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Ms. Sweeney from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tell (Don't Write!) Me a Story

The cost of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred software from CDW is $417, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $432 goal

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I teach 4th and 5th graders with special needs in Chicago. My students are very bright, clever children with great ideas, but when asked to put those ideas on paper...they freeze. Writing is absolutely their biggest roadblock in being successful. Not only is it their roadblock, but mine as well. With 15 students trying to write a story at the same time and only one of me, you could imagine how crazed I can become! I am asking for voice recognition software to use on my classroom computers, enabling the students to tell their story with out becoming so frustrated by the act of writing. This software will also allow them to act independently of me, have fun, all while being successful. I want my students to have positive experiences with writing so that it is not such a dreaded task.

Ms. Sweeney
Grades 3-5
  • Williams Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred - ( v. 8 ) - complete package • CDW Inc. $149.30 2 $298.60

Materials cost

$298.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$353.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.63

Total project goal

$431.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$431.26

2 Donors

-$412.30

Donations toward project cost

-$354.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.02

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$0.00

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