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Ms. Kameryn from Oakland CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can You Hear Your Teacher?

Help me give my students headphones to focus on their computer work during distance learning!

  • $712 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This project will impact almost all students at two different elementary schools, the schools share a campus and were formerly one school about two decades ago. During distance learning we have joined in collaboration so that we are able to meet our student and family’s needs as well as possible and provide as much staff support as possible. We are located in deep East Oakland and because of distance learning, many families have a computer in their home for the first time!

Many teachers were so nervous to meet their students through a computer on the first day and worried about how it would feel to develop a bond through a wi-fi connection.

It has been so heartwarming to see their personalities and curiosity shine through despite these strange circumstances. Students have shown up every day, bright and early in their video call “classroom,” ready to try their best. As teachers we have a responsibility to spot inequity in our classrooms and work to remove those barriers. Distance Learning has created many, many inequities that we are still working to understand, not being able to hear your teacher speak is unacceptable!

My Project

Distance learning has been full of new challenges and one of those challenges is the noise level that occurs when an entire family is trying to learn, work, and live in the same home! It has been a long process connecting students to computers and wi-fi so they are able to engage with their classmates and teachers.

Now that almost all students are connected we have a new challenge: students being able to hear their teacher!

It’s very difficult when students have siblings who are also doing a zoom lesson with their teacher at the same time. Sometimes a student will un-mute their microphone and I can hear my colleague in the background, teaching my student's sibling. Students have expressed that one of the difficulties working from home is “being able to hear my teacher.” Distance learning, unfortunately, has been a very inequitable process. Help us provide tools so that our students can thrive!

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

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wholesale Bulk Kids Headphones 50 Pack Multi Colored for School Classroom Students Kids Children Teen and Adults (Mixed Colors) • Amazon Business $129.95 4 $519.80

Materials cost

$519.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$47.56

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$605.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.79

Total project goal

$711.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$711.95

1 Donor

-$667.56

Donations toward project cost

-$605.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.39

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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