Benefits beyond the student
Let’s think about additional benefits these devices can bring. We have school districts in Oklahoma with upwards of 30 different languages identified as their students’ native tongue. No doubt, communication can become an immense challenge not only when trying to teach but also when trying to engage with the families. These devices could significantly improve the ability to communicate with parents/guardians and to help them feel more comfortable asking questions and being more involved in their students’ learning.
Currently, Pixel Buds can translate 40 different languages, and from the reviews we’ve read, they do so pretty well. While they certainly aren’t cheap ($159 per set), having the ability to improve communication might just be worth the cost. And because we educators use our ingenuity to the max in finding ways to raise funds (GoFundMe, various grants, Donors Choose, etc.), these may be the perfect project to promote.