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Mr. Lankford from Yukon OK is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

To Navigate & Assist With Reading

Help me give my students on-ear headphones with microphones and wireless mice for their Chromebooks.

  • $510 goal

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My Students

My students perch on the final phase before becoming high schoolers. They are the kings and queens of their "middle" domain. Yet, much is still to be learned, especially for the group of 8th graders that I serve, who are labeled as "special."

Each of my students faces a major fork in their educational road during this year.

I remain in awe of the challenges they overcome, as they come into their own as young adults and more serious students.

By engaging with literature and writing in ways they may never have experienced in class before, pathways to a larger world emerge. They see themselves in the works that we explore. They become a part of the larger body of work, as they create their own.

My Project

My 8th grade students are all struggling readers. Today's English Language Arts present students with more than just paper-and-ink types of work. Students come to class fearful of the challenges posed by navigating both the assigned reading and the technology on which much of the reading is accessed.

Utilizing actual mice and headphones will allow my students to more easily access the curriculum and their accommodations.

They may appear to be simply listening to music, when really, they are using the text-to-speech function without embarrassment. They will be able to more efficiently access menus and functions on their assignments with a mouse versus a sticky trackpad.

In short, these are simple technologies which will go a long way in providing essential, instructional assistance to my students.

Mr. Lankford
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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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 $12.99 16 $207.84
VicTsing MM057 2.4G Wireless Mouse Portable Mobile Optical Mouse with USB Receiver, 5 Adjustable DPI Levels, 6 Buttons for Notebook, PC, Laptop, Computer, Macbook - Black • Amazon Business $9.99 16 $159.84

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