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Mr. Cademartori from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Everyday Music Tech Needs

My students need a Bose Mini Bluetooth Speaker and headphone splitters to enhance their day-to-day education.

  • $381 goal

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My Students

"If the purpose of education is to develop the mind and capabilities of every child, it is very clear to me that music has a unique and necessary role to play." -Donald Hodges, UNCG

In music class we get to create and explore and inspire learning in a way that other classes just aren't able to.

Technology in the classroom is no longer a luxury. It is a necessity for a quality education. These days teachers need to teach more than just content in their classes, and students need to learn skills that go far beyond the classroom. Through the lens of music, we can touch on so many different issues and themes to expose learners to a whole world of information they might otherwise be missing in their day-to-day classes.

Our school is an K-8 urban charter school in Chicago's Irving Park neighborhood and part of the Chicago International Charter School network. We're managed by a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting and serving kids from traditionally underserved backgrounds.

My Project

As a traveling teacher, I move from room to room, every period, every class. I need efficient and durable tools that are also portable to be effective at what I do. My students need a Bose Mini Bluetooth Speaker and headphone splitters. These are tools that every student in every class will use at some point in the next year.

Being able to clearly listen to the music we're learning about is vital to the success of each lesson I teach.

Quality speakers will allow me to project sound loudly and clearly to every corner of the classroom. Headphone splitters give students the opportunity to share their work with others in a quiet and confidential manner. These are tools I use on an almost daily basis in a variety of settings. If students are composing their own music, listening to a podcast, or watching an video I assigned, they'll need the splitters. If I'm giving an example of musical piece, showing a music video, or asking students to listen for a particular instrument or sound, I need the clear audio from quality speakers. The Google Cardboard glasses are the perfect tools for an engaging center that will transport students to a time or place where the music we're learning about was created. Whether we're studying music from Africa or an American folk song about the railroads, this gives them an opportunity for a "virtual field trip" to see the setting in person.

All of these small tools, besides being vital to the lessons I teach, are also extremely portable. I never know when I go into another teacher's classroom if they're having tech issues or whether their speakers will be clear. Having my own materials will give me both comfort and reliability to teach confidently each and every day.

Mr. Cademartori
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II (Carbon) • Amazon Business $199.00 1 $199.00
NuclearAV Atom 5Star Audio Adapter - Multi Headphone Splitter • Amazon Business $5.99 10 $59.90
Aobbi™Ultra Clear Google Cardboard Valencia Quality 3D Glasses VR Virtual Reality Glasses • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94

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