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Mrs. Ryken from Castro Valley CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


Help me give my students a safe place to charge their phones so they are distraction free while learning!

  • $544 goal

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My Students

My school encompasses a diverse population of both ethnic and economic backgrounds. My students are hearing students learning American Sign Language as their World Language.

My ASL program is a community within itself that supports each other, promotes everyones differences and encourages everyone to do their best.

My classes cover 170 students, grades 9-12, each day. 65 students are learning ASL and about Deaf Culture for the first time while others have been in the program for 4 years, are in ASL Honors, and are involved within our local Deaf community. Being the only ASL teacher at our school I am fortunate that I get to teach these young adults everyday and see their love for a language grow.

My Project

I am asking for charging stations because we all know how reliant teenagers are on their phones. I stress a NO PHONE policy in class, but unfortunately it does not always work. Phone charging stations will provide a safe place for my students to charge/house their phones while they are in class.

Charging station will allow my students to be distraction free and able to engage in learning ASL by having good eye contact and "free" hands to sign.

The CD/DVD player along with the projector will give me additional tools to teach my multi-level classes at one time. My curriculum is visual and is DVD based, students need to watch videos as part of their learning. Having a projector and CD/DVD player will help support student learning.

Mrs. Ryken
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VANKYO Leisure 510 Full HD Projector with 3600 Lux, Video Projector with 200" Projection Size, Support 1080P HDMI VGA AV USB with Free HDMI Cable and Carrying Bag • Amazon Business $189.99 1 $189.99
Adjustable Dividers Charging Station, UNITEK 10-Port USB Charger Charging Station for Multiple Device with SmartIC Tech, Organizer Stand • Amazon Business $41.79 3 $125.37
Feel2Nice Short Lightning Cable 10 Pack 7-Inch iPhone Cord Data Sync USB Portable Fast Charge for iPhone X 8/8 Plus / 7/7 Plus / 6s/6s Plus /6/6 Plus 5/5s/5c/Multi-Port Charging Station,White • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
VersionTECH. USB Ultra Slim External DVD Drive Burner Optical Drive CD+/-RW DVD +/-RW Superdrive Disc Duplicator Compatible with Mac Macbook Pro Air iMac and laptop • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

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