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Ms. Holub from Durham NC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Differentiate Discovery Based Science!

Help me give my students headphones to meet their diverse learning needs in a tech enhanced classroom.

  • $315 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am currently teaching at in an urban setting at an alternative school for students with behavioral needs grades 6-12. Many of the students who end up in an alternative settings have experienced adverse experiences including trauma and poverty. Often, students do not get access to necessary interventions that can reduce risk factors. As a result, many of my students have fallen significantly below grade level, and have low self esteem when it comes to school.

My students are without a doubt some of the most curious minds I have taught.

They are smart, loyal, and consistently make me challenge my own views.

My Project

My classroom has a very diverse population when it comes to ability levels, learning styles, and behavioral needs. This year, I have taken on an inquiry based model in science class to spark my students' curiosity by giving them ownership over their learning. Students build their own meaning of challenging concepts through hands-on discovery based labs, computer tasks, and demonstrations.

This type of learning is often digitally enhanced; however, unfortunately my school does not have a class sets of headphones.

Digital activities allow my students to interact with the material in ways they are interested in, and at a pace suited to their ability. Additionally, it teaches them computer literacy. Many of my students do not have access to computers or internet at home, so tech integration in the classroom is critical to their future success in today's society.

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Ms. Holub
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Koss ED1TC headphones • CDW-G $10.85 20 $217.00

Materials cost

$217.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$267.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.15

Total project goal

$314.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$314.34

4 Donors

-$185.36

Donations toward project cost

-$179.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.45

Matching donations from our partners

-$102.68

Match offers toward project cost

-$87.28

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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