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Mr. East from Portland OR is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Seating: Standing Desks for High Schoolers

My students need alternative seating to be successful. The bed risers are to raise my tables without the need for expensive standing desks and the stools provide a break if students want to sit.

  • $241 goal

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My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds with over 70 languages spoken throughout our small school district. Many students in my classroom come from high poverty, with the overwhelming majority of the students in the school receiving free or reduced-price lunch services.

Many of the students who enter my classroom have limited or no experience working with a desktop computer.

As a Digital Literacy teacher at DDHS, it is my job to teach students proper keyboarding techniques, posture, netiquette, software, and apps, as well as career readiness to prepare them for their future. In this growing world of technology, most of my students are very tech savvy with handheld devices such as phones and tablets. It is my goal to improve their technology skills with more professional equipment that is used in school and the workplace.

My Project

My classroom is a standard computer lab with 40 computers and chairs. I experimented last year with three standing desk spots for students who wanted to stand or needed an alternative seating option to be more successful in the classroom.

I have found that my students are more focused, engaged, and attentive when allowed the option to sit or stand while working on their computers.

I want to provide more flexible seating options for my high school students to help them to succeed in my class. I believe that the skills students learn in my Digital Literacy class are crucial to their success throughout high school and prepare them for college and careers. This project will allow me to add two more standing desk options for a total of five in my classroom as well as provide stools to give students breaks after they have been standing for a while.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
UrbanMod 24 Inch Bar Stools Set of 4 by Black Bar Stool with 330LB Capacity! Black Stools For Kitchen Counter Height, Indoor Bar, Outdoor Bar and More! Metal Bar Stools, Strong Galvanized Steel • Amazon Business $149.86 1 $149.86
Home-it Adjustable Bed Risers or Furniture Riser bed lifts in Heights of 8, 5 or 3 Inches Heavy Duty Set of 4 bed riser • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99

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