You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mr. Ballard from Ocean Shores WA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Good Work! You Are Now 13 Percent Fluent in Spanish!

Help me give my students access to language learning apps and technology. The Kindle Fire tablets + Google Chrome License = students limited to certain apps.

  • $586 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 80 students are working hard each day to lift themselves out of generational poverty. Many have not ventured outside the city.

80 percent receive discounted meals, 13 percent don't have access to a mobile device, and five percent live in tents.

All of my students LOVE using Duolingo, the top rated language learning app, because it personalizes their learning experience, goes at their own pace, and feels like a game. I love it because it records and shows me their progress.

My Project

Most students have access to a cell phone or laptop. Several do not. The school does not have tablets/laptops readily available for daily use in my classroom.

Having a small classroom set of Kindle Fire tablets will enable these students to use language learning apps to receive individualized lessons that are personalized to their learning style, paced according to their progress, and fun!

Each day students begin class with 20 minutes working individually in the Duolingo app. During this time, I move about the room and provide individualized tutoring and instruction. Duolingo for Classrooms immediately shows me the class's progress. This allows me to use the second half of class to fill in the learning gaps with more traditional classroom instructional activities.

The Google Software License will enable me to allow students access solely to Duolingo, TinyCards, and the other language-learning apps used in the classroom.

The classroom doesn't have any type of speaker system. Currently, we rely upon my laptop's not-so-good speakers. I stand in the middle of the classroom, near the students that are hard-of-hearing, and face the speakers towards the main body of group. We'll use the Bluetooth speaker daily.

Mr. Ballard
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Ballard is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon - Fire 7 - 7'- Tablet - 8GB 7th Generation, 2017 Release - Punch Red • Best Buy Education $53.06 7 $371.42
Google Chrome Education License - Perpetual • Best Buy Education $30.00 1 $30.00
Insignia? - BRICK 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Red • Best Buy Education $22.90 1 $22.90

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


8 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Ocean Shores","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6209131],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"WA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3890177,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":80,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Ballard","authorIds":{"6209131":{"owner":"Mr. Ballard","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3890177],"proposalHash":"945129907","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21343646,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjIyMTIzMw==","NjI1ODk0OA==","MzYzMTY2","NTUwNzM0MQ==","NjI2NjY2OA==","NDc3MjYwNA==","NjIwOTEzMQ==","NjIxOTE5NA==","NTkzNTkzOA=="],"teacherId":6209131,"schoolCounty":"Grays Harbor","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"WA","name":"Washington"}}