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Mr. Flint from Williamsport PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cell Phone Parking Lot

Help me give my students a great place to park and charge their phones so they are attentive in class.

  • $238 goal

This project expired on December 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at our comprehensive high school have the opportunity to take some incredible classes. We offer excellent coursework in the science department where students can learn about so many science fields and career opportunities. My students come from a variety of backgrounds including rural, urban, and suburban settings and from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. We work together as a community of learners whether we're from an inner city housing development or from a dairy farm far from the city center.

In order for students to better focus on their work, I am creating a cell phone "parking lot" where students can safely store and charge their cell phones.

Students will know that the priority in our classroom is learning without the distraction of their cell phone.

My Project

Cell phones are an incredible learning tool. They can have all sorts of applications in learning. Students do not need their cell phones for class on most days. More and more cell phones offer a distraction to learning. Many of my colleagues have created unique ways for students to put away their phones.

I am creating a cell phone parking lot where students will charge their phones out of reach but within sight during class.

They can take comfort in knowing their phone is within sight and is being charged for later use. Students who use their cell phone when it's not appropriate will be asked to "park" their cell phones in the parking lot and focus on course work.

Some days we use the built in accelerometers and inclinometers in the cell phones to do lab work - setting ramp angles, measuring the speed of a runner up a set of stairs, or measuring the rate of acceleration of a remote controlled car. In this way students get to use the powerful built in sensors to learn about physics both in the classroom and in their daily lives. Most days we do not use cell phones so it's smart for students to park them in order to focus on theoretical problem solving skills.

Mr. Flint
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 60W 10-Port Multi USB Wall Charger, Black • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Aleratec 16 Outlet Power Strip Industrial Grade Heavy Duty Extension Cord • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Everdigi 6Pack 3FT Lightning to USB Charging Cable Cord Compatible with iPhone Xs Max XR X 8 8 Plus 7 7 Plus 6s 6s Plus 6 6 Plus SE iPad iPod Nano • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
USB Type C Cable 3ft,CABEPOW 3A Fast Charger USB C to USB A Cord, Red Nylon Braided Charging Cable Compatible for Samsung Galaxy S9 S8 Plus Note 9 8,Pixel,LG V30 G6 G5, Google Nintendo Switch (2Pack) • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Eamay 30 Numbered Classroom Pocket Charts for Cell Phones and Calculators Holder Wall Door Mount Hanging Organizer • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
BELONGME Micro USB Cable Android, USB to Micro USB Cables High Speed USB 2.0 Sync and Charging Cables for Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Kindle, MP3, Tablet and more, 6 Pack (2x1ft, 3x4ft, 1x6ft) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Mini USB Cable USB 2.0 Type A to Mini B Cable Male Cord for PS3 Controller, GoPro HERO4, Hero HD, Canon PowerShot, MP3 Players,Dash Cam,Digital Camera,SatNav,GPS Receiver,PDAs etc 3ft • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88

Materials cost

$169.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$202.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.69

Total project goal

$237.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$237.92

1 Donor

-$134.82

Donations toward project cost

-$134.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$79.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$67.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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