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Mrs. Zamarron from Austin TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Headphones for 5th grade

My students need 50 sets of headphones. We have several great websites that the students can use while I work with a small group, but we have no workable headphones. Please help!

  • $350 goal

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My Students

At a low performing school most of our day - day after day - is spent on preparing students for the STAAR test. Using the computers is a privilege that we can not often afford to do, especially because we usually do not have workable equipment or do not have the equipment at all. We need your help.

Almost 100% of my students come from low income families.

They are good children who want to please their teachers and make their parent/s proud, but often lack the social skills, family and community support to do so. We have a high rate of special education students, suspensions, retentions, behavior problems, and other challenges connected to the social economic status of our families. We are often discouraged because our type of school usually end up with the cheapest equipment or no equipment at all. We have several laptops and tablets that do not work, or do not have working head phones. Teachers often have to buy equipment using their own money.

My Project

While I am at my kidney table working with a small group of students, the others will be working on different assignments. Some of those assignments include research, watching videos from Utube, Brainpop, or United Streaming. Other assignments will include using websites from IStation, Math Counts, Tumble books, and others. Most of the assignments we use on the computer, laptops and tablets need sound. Since I am working with a group, I cannot have them using the sound without their earphones because of the interruption it would cause with my small group. Therefore, we often just don't use those websites and students miss out on enjoyable learning. There are no more headphones at our school and no money to buy any. These website will help them improve their reading, comprehension, math, science and social studies skills. It will also help them with their research skills. Headphones are so cheap, it would be a shame for my students to miss out on learning because they lack them.

My students will be excited to use these websites and move away from the routine of reading and answering questions on paper.

They will have more independence, which is very necessary since next year they will be going to middle school. They will be able to choose from a variety of websites to learn about a variety of subjects. The headphones especially come in handy these last few months of school because after the STAAR tests, they may have more time to use technology and prepare for 6th grade.

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Mrs. Zamarron
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Koss KPH 7 - headphones • Best Buy Education $6.24 25 $156.00
Koss KPH 7 - headphones • Best Buy Education $4.30 25 $107.50

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