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  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Evins
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

We Are Creating A Radio Station: We Need Audio Recorders

Our student run radio program need 6 digital audio recorders that students can use to record their radio interviews

I teach English and my students are sophomores in a high- need community. We service a population of 1,700 consisting of African-American, Hispanic and Caucasian students as well as others.

Students will create their own internet radio program where they interview community members on various teen and directed topics. We have nearly everything we need to create this radio broadcast program but the right type of digital audio recorders. Without them, the audio quality will cancel out all of the other segments of the student created program.

We need 6 digital audio kits for students to use in their radio broadcast. Audio is a vital segment of any broadcast. The audio of their program will suffer severely without the right equipment. One of the added benefits of student created broadcasting is that the students learn to be analytical about their own work. What they create for public presentation has a deepened impact as far as their style of public presentation. They, not a teacher, decided if something needed to be re-recorded. They learn to recognize when certain words need more emphasis. They become their own critic and took ownership of their project. They gain much more in articulation skills than they would have by simply reading aloud from a textbook. Overall, It is a much better way for them to polish their public speaking, interaction skills and writing technique.

Your help will ensure our students create a quality radio broadcast program from start to finish. I can't wait for everyone to see it around the school and around the world on sites like vocalo.org.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Panasonic Portable Digital Audio Recorder • Highsmith $58.20 6 $349.20

Materials cost

$349.20

Vendor shipping charges

$34.92

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$410.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.00

Total project goal

$500.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$500.00

1 Donor

-$240.85

Donations toward project cost

-$204.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.13

match offer

-$241.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$198.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.81

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and one other donor.

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