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Ms. Binder from Aurora CO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focus on the Learning!

Help me give my students quality, comfortable headphones to use for learning and testing.

  • $458 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at an absolutely incredible school. Positivity and hope for our students' futures run amok, even in the face of adversity. It's a high needs area: our school is 95% free and reduced lunch, 90% minority, and 85% English language learners. My classroom reflects these demographics in such a beautiful way.

We are unified, not uniform.

We're a diverse group and together we spend the day learning about fifth grade topics, and through interactions with each other, we learn about the world around us.

My Project

Each year, students take mandated diagnostic tests, district tests to gauge their readiness for the state tests, state tests, and language proficiency tests. All are on the computer. Each of these tests last for hours, which accumulate to a lot of time, with headphones, testing.

My students work hard to focus, to demonstrate how much they now know; however, during each test, they spend time adjusting their sweaty, cheap headphones, untangling cords, and piecing together equipment.

They adjust and readjust, hoping for more comfort, better sound, or an untangled cord. There are enough obstacles in my students way, they don't need some old pair of headphones holding them back.

New headphones would bring students more than just a comfortable testing experience. During normal days, with new headphones, students can curl up in their own quiet space, free from the knot of tangled chords and the distractions of other students. They can have books, math problems, and directions read to them. They can use headphones as a tool to help bridge language gaps. They can interact with the curriculum in a customized way at their own level. Technology is opening up so many doors to students with unique backgrounds and languages, and headphones can fill the missing piece to this puzzle.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children/Teens/Boys/Girls/Smartphones/School/Kindle/Airplane/Plane/Tablet (Navy/Teal) • Amazon Business $13.29 25 $332.25

Materials cost

$332.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$388.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.56

Total project goal

$457.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$457.05

2 Donors

-$229.00

Donations toward project cost

-$194.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.35

match offer

-$228.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$193.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.21

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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