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Ms. Smith from Washington DC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Voice Recognition

My students need the Dragon voice recognition system along with a headset and a user's guide.

  • $266 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Due to learning challenges, my student cannot express himself in writing in a way that other people can understand, and although he is very curious, he cannot use the Internet as a research tool because his inability to spell makes it impossible to use the Internet independently.

My student is in 8th grade and will be entering high school next year.

He is very bright and curious, but he is becoming more and more frustrated by his inability to express himself or complete progressively more complex writing tasks. He has responded well to a simple voice recognition spelling app that we recently downloaded.

My Project

Learning how to use voice recognition software should help my student to complete classroom writing assignments, to express his own thoughts in writing, to use e-mail, and to use the Internet independently. Using the voice recognition software will also support continued interventions to improve his independent writing skills.

I think providing this support will be life-changing for my student.

He will be starting high school in about nine months, and I hope to send him off from middle school with a tool that will make his landing into high school much softer.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 1 student.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13.0, English • Amazon $149.99 1 $149.99
Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies • Amazon $18.22 1 $18.22
Koss CS100 Speech Recognition Computer Headset • Amazon $13.73 1 $13.73

Materials cost

$181.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$225.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.81

Total project goal

$265.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$265.40

2 Donors

-$165.40

Donations toward project cost

-$140.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.81

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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