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Ms. Goulder from Oakland CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Headphones for Life

Help me give my students the tools to access audio files and videos online. Many of my students have learning differences and part of their accommodations include access to audio books / information.

  • $527 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My student are Oakland, California middle school students who attend a small public high school. They fight the stigma of living in a high poverty neighborhood--over 93% qualify for free or reduced lunch--with resilience and constant curiosity. They enjoy tackling projects and expressing their opinions about their community and world. My students are advocates for their education and the majority will be first generation college students and first generation high school graduates.

My students are smart, funny, and deserve the best.

Unfortunately, our district has prioritized administrative costs and outside contracts over funding student services, classrooms, and teachers.

My Project

Over half of my 7th graders read at a 3rd grade-level or below and nearly half have a learning difference. My students need audio-visual entry points in order to access information, and many rely on audiobooks to support their reading and literacy development. I currently have to arrange to borrow headphones from the 9th grade English teacher and work my lessons around hers. I would love to be able to offer my students unlimited access to these resources.

In our next unit, students will be reading different books in literature circles based on interest and reading level.

I want to provide groups with headphone and splitters so that they can collaboratively use the audiobook while in class.

Ms. Goulder
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Panasonic Headphones RP-HT161-K Full-Sized Over-the-Ear Lightweight Long-Corded (Black) • Amazon Business $12.99 24 $311.76
Belkin RockStar 5-Jack Multi Headphone Audio Splitter (Light Green) • Amazon Business $10.93 6 $65.58

Materials cost

$377.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$447.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.98

Total project goal

$526.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$526.51

2 Donors

-$526.51

Donations toward project cost

-$447.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.98

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$0.00

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