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Ms. Asdal from Memphis TN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Voice Recorders for Aspiring Spanish Speakers

My students need 10 voice recorders to practice speaking in Spanish and to efficiently assess their proficiency.

  • $527 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My high school students are striving every day toward their #1 Big Goal of 'Confident Communication in Spanish' and are eager to improve their speaking skills, given that speech is the most likely way they will use Spanish in their future.

My students are eager teenagers from Memphis attending an urban high school.

Each student has a different aspiration - from owning their own barbershop locally, to being a top judge, to working as a skilled OB-GYN. My students know that proficiency in Spanish will help in any profession - improving pay, hiring opportunities, and increasing potential clients. They are eager learners, and passionate about their own goals.

My Project

With digital voice recorders, speaking proficiently in Spanish will become a much more urgent task for my students. When recorded, as we can all sometime attest, students put in significantly more effort - knowing that their final output is (somewhat) permanent! Having voice recorders as a ready class resource will encourage my students to focus on their output. Speaking is the hardest mode of communication in a new language, and every bit of practice counts. Furthermore, voice recorders for every two students will enable me to assess their speaking much more easily. There will be little precious class time wasted moving between students in their speaking assessments; these can be conducted efficiently and with a sense of real purpose.

The ability to communicate in Spanish (especially by speaking the language!) will open so many pathways for my students.

Knowing two languages, and speaking both proficiently with lots of practice, is sure to assist my students in whatever their personal goal may be.

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Ms. Asdal
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 175 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Coby - Digital Voice Recorder • Best Buy $39.99 10 $399.90

Materials cost

$399.90

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$447.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.04

Total project goal

$526.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$526.94

3 Donors

-$238.95

Donations toward project cost

-$223.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$263.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$223.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.52

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$0.00

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