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Mrs. Niggle from Cleveland OH is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Full Attention for a Full Battery!

Help me give my students a cell phone charging station for the classroom to improve learning and engagement without distractions.

  • $186 goal

This project expired on January 2, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in an urban vocational high school. They range in ability levels, language fluency, and unique learning needs. My school offers different pathways for students that include: welding, automotive, diesel, building construction, CNC machine operating, and CADD. My students are hardworking, kind, and motivated to seek employment during and after high school in their chosen field of study.

Being a teenager comes with its own sets of challenges, but my students face so many more obstacles than that.

Many of the students I teach come from difficult home situations and financial hardships, all while trying to obtain and complete internships at shops in their trades. They have overcome many challenges. Despite these obstacles, they are a joy to teach and I couldn't ask for a better group of students.

My Project

In today's society, cell phones are one of our most useful tools. It's like having a laptop at our fingertips at all times. They are useful for young adults in that they help them keep time and schedules with alarms, obtain information instantly, access e-mails, and communicate with loved ones. However, they can be very distracting in the classroom. As an English and Language teacher in a trade school, technology is used regularly throughout lessons in most subjects. Most communication at the school-level is done through an electronic grade book or e-mail.

Technology is appropriate when we are using it to enhance instruction, but it can hinder learning when students are constantly connected to the social aspects of it, such as waiting for the next text message.

My project is to provide students with a safe place to charge their phones inside the classroom to minimize distractions during instruction. This will allow students to maintain a connection to their devices by having them in the classroom with them, increasing their sense of security about their devices. Cell phones will also be accessible in the event of emergencies or for appropriate incorporation into the lesson. Many students need a charged phone for safety purposes for the end of the school day. The majority of students at my school walk home or take public transportation, and having access to a phone is a safety precaution.

I want to help my students feel secure, while also maintaining their full attention and engagement in learning. This project will provide that perfect balance between cell phone distractions versus utility.

Mrs. Niggle
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fastest Charging Station with QC 3.0 Quick Charge Hometall Multiple Phone Dock Stand 6 USB Ports with 6 Cables, Charging Docking Stand Compatible for iPhone, Ipad, Samsung(Black) • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, 6-Foot Long Cord, 790 Joule - Black • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
USINFLY USB Wall Charger, UL Certified 4-Pack 2.1A/5V USB Plug Dual Port Charger Block Power Adapter Charging Cube Compatible with Phone 8/7/6S/6S Plus, X Xs Max XR, Samsung, Android, and More(White) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Multi Charging Cable, Multi Charger Cable 2Pack 4FT Nylon Braided Universal 4 in 1 Multiple USB Cable Charging Cord Adapter with Type-C, Micro USB Port Connectors for Cell Phones Tablets and More • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Andaz Press Wedding Party Signs, Rustic Wood Print, 8.5x11-inch, Charging Station Snap Chat, Instagram and Tweet Away, Recharge Your Phone Here Sign, 1-Pack, Unframed • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$125.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$157.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.84

Total project goal

$185.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$185.62

12 Donors

-$121.00

Donations toward project cost

-$107.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.65

match offer

-$59.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$50.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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