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Ms. Sisley from Charlotte NC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Headphones Hunt: SHHH! I'm Trying to Learn!

Help me give my students headphones to successfully complete lessons and tests on Chromebooks.

  • $182 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from low income, high poverty homes. They face and overcome numerous challenges every day. I want to create a learning environment that shows these students that they are appreciated. I also want to create a place that allows kids to have a meaningful and fun learning experience.

Despite the challenges that my students face each day, they have a hunger for knowledge.

Their life experiences are far from what we see as typical. All students receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch based on their socioeconomic status. Despite their difficulties, when they walk into school I am firmly determined to show them that they are valued and are able to grow academically. By creating a caring environment in my classroom, I hope to motivate a mindset of livelong learning.

My Project

With technology becoming a big part in every day life, my students use Chromebooks every day during math and literacy. My school is 1-to-1 school, which means that every student in fourth grade has his/her own Chromebook. While this is very beneficial to help individualize each students learning, several programs that we use are interactive students have to put the volume on low so they won't disrupt the learning environment. When this happens, students can barely hear what the program is even teaching them! I also have students who are ESL who need test and quizzes read aloud to them. When headphones are provided, scholars can have the tests read aloud to them without causing any distractions to others.

These headphones will allow my students to focus on their individualized lessons and tests on the Chromebooks without disrupting others.

This will minimize distractions caused by 25 computers all talking at once.

By donating to our project, you will help students grow academically. My students will be able to focus on their own academic task at hand and not what noise their neighbor's computer is making.

Ms. Sisley
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kensington Hi-Fi Headphones - headphones • Best Buy Education $11.37 10 $113.70

Materials cost

$113.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$154.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.23

Total project goal

$181.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$181.51

1 Donor

-$77.14

Donations toward project cost

-$77.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$90.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$77.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.61

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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