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Ms. Weaver from Fayetteville NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ditch the Phones for More Engagement

Help me give my students a more engaging classroom environment by safely storing their phones out of reach.

  • $332 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love to learn and are excited to participate in fun, creative projects. The majority of my students come from low-income households. We have a 70% free and reduced lunch rate, so keeping their interest in school is important. They're used to not having enough supplies, or money, to do the things we really want to do as a class.

We try to keep the class energetic and rigorous!

My students love projects involving creativity, such as making historical music videos, rap battles, and art projects. They also love to create skits and debate.

My Project

Over the past year, several schools have piloted programs which take phones out of the classroom. They have seen increases in student engagement, socialization, and quality of work. Phones have been proven time and again to be distractions - but teachers can't take them up if there is no way to safely store them. This locking cabinet will allow me to safely store cell phones out of student's hands during my class.

Safely locking up student phones will end the distractions of social media and texting.

Without phones to hide behind, my students will be able to actually engage with their small groups and collaborate. Students will also focus on their work, instead of trying to finish quickly for the sake of using their cell phone. Please, help me purchase a safe solution for the cell phone problem.

Ms. Weaver
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trycooling 40 Slots Aluminum Alloy Transparent Cell Phones Storage Cabinet Pocket Chart Storage Locker Box with Handle and Safety Lock • Amazon Business $229.98 1 $229.98

Materials cost

$229.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$281.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.65

Total project goal

$331.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$331.02

3 Donors

-$240.00

Donations toward project cost

-$206.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$88.38

Match offers toward project cost

-$75.12

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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