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Ms. Raynor from Muskegon MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students a chance to improve the effectiveness of their communication in a fun way by using walkie talkies!

  • $578 goal

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My Students

I work with students in grades 7-12 who have communication impairments, in addition to other special needs. My students are eager to learn and to fit in with their peers. They want to be invited to after school activities, to sit with friends at lunch and to 'hang out' like other students.

I believe communication is the key to building positive relationships, positive relationships help build strong communities, which in turn help create a better world.

All of my students struggle with communication and being able to effectively express their needs, wants, and ideas, including the ability to communicate critical information related to safety. Some of my students have difficulty learning new concepts and benefit from being exposed to a variety of teaching methods.

My Project

We will use the 2 way radios to practice giving, receiving and following directions around the school building. I will give one 2 way radio to a student and provide a series of verbal instructions designed to lead they to a desired location. When the student has found the location they will need to verbally lead their friends to the same space. When communicating through a device my students will need to be especially certain that not only are they hearing and interpreting the correct direction but also that their own instructions are clear and effective.

Communication is the key that connects us all!

This project will help students build great communication skills.

Ms. Raynor
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Motorola Business CLS1110 5-Mile 1-Channel UHF Two-Way Radio • Amazon Business $158.99 2 $317.98
VINTRONS, CLS1110, CLS1100, CLS1410 Battery for Motorola CLS1100, CLS1110, CLS1114, CLS1410, CLS1415, CLS1450, CLS1450CB, CLS1450CH, VL120, VL50 • Amazon Business $16.99 8 $135.92

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