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Ms. Alston from Durham NC is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Voice Typing: Writing Fluency

My students need headsets with microphones to use with voice typing assignments.

  • $283 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are enthusiastic about reading and enjoy checking out books from the media center each week. During the media/library special, students also receive technology training. Students are learning how to use Chromebooks. Each grade level has a Google Classroom page, where grade-appropriate activities are posted. Students are respectful of the technology that we use and work collaboratively to help each other learn new skills.

Over 70% of my students are reading below grade level (per 2016-2017 performance rating).

We are a neighborhood school in a high-poverty area. Many of our students come from families where the parents do not speak English.

My Project

My students struggle with written expression. Many struggle with reading as well. The combination of those issues makes it very difficult to engage students in the writing process. Having headsets with microphones means that students can focus on "expression." They will be able to speak their thoughts and later go back and edit those initial thoughts into a cohesive product.

We will use these headsets with microphones for voice typing during creative writing, writing notes during research, Google Classroom assignments, etc.

Students will be able to focus on getting their thoughts on paper, leading to greater fluency in their thought processes.

Ms. Alston
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mpow 071 USB Headset/ 3.5mm Computer Headset with Microphone Noise Cancelling , Lightweight PC Headset Wired Headphones, Business Headset for Skype, Webinar, Phone, Call Center • Amazon Business $23.99 8 $191.92

Materials cost

$191.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$239.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.31

Total project goal

$282.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$282.08

1 Donor

-$282.08

Donations toward project cost

-$239.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.31

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$0.00

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