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Ms. Stephenson from Bossier City LA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Throw Me Something, Mister!

Help me give my students a throwable wireless microphone to promote confidence, clarity, and stronger engagement during our class discussions.

  • $294 goal

This project expired on May 2, 2019.

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My Students

The students I teach (and learn from) daily are comprised of various backgrounds. We have 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at our school, and we service a population of approximately one third economically disadvantaged students in Bossier City, LA. We also are a military community, so many of our students face familial challenges we could not imagine. We try to give our students every opportunity to learn and grow, but being located in a small town in Louisiana, funding for extra school projects/materials can be somewhat limited.

I am blessed by these bright, hardworking young individuals each day.

They are focused on being successful in a technology-driven world, where computers are the new (and necessary) normal. I want my students to have every opportunity to be successful in school and in life, so equipping them with the right tools to stimulate their learning is key. I have faith in my students, and I know with the right resources, they can achieve anything!

My Project

With an ELA curriculum that strongly emphasizes speaking and listening standards through whole class or small group discussion, students can often be timid to share their ideas or answers aloud with their classmates. My 6th grade students engage in academic conversations multiple times each week, and I always encourage everyone to speak out. However, not every student is confident enough in sharing his or her thoughts on a specific topic or piece of literature, or they might just not have the vocal projection to command the attention of the rest of their classmates. These students often have the most thought-provoking, intelligent thoughts about a text, and they need to be heard! This is where the Qball throwable microphone will be prove beneficial.

My students will be able to clearly share their thoughts using a microphone ball, and then throw it to another classmate to continue the discussion!

This will be so much fun for my students! They will gain confidence in public speaking, remain engaged during lessons, and won't have to be asked to repeat something! This will also allow my students to take on more responsibility during class discussions, and me to take on more of an outside facilitator role. The students can toss the ball to the next classmate that wants to share instead of them looking for me to call on individuals to share or answer. I can't wait to see the growth in my students through utilizing this technology in my classroom!

Ms. Stephenson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Qball - Throwable Wireless Microphone - 2.4Ghz up to 75 ft range • Amazon Business $199.00 1 $199.00

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