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Mrs. Ellis from Lake Villa IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Cut The Cord!

My students need wireless headphones to use with their mini iPads.

  • $169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The majority of my students are experiencing school for the first time, and they are so excited to learn! Many of my students are Spanish speaking, living in a low-income neighborhood, and the majority of my students are receiving free meals during the school day.

Making school a fun place to learn is so important because kindergarten is the foundational year of their education.

My classroom provides the consistency and support my students need. I want to utilize all of the technology and educational resources that I can to give my students real life, hands-on experiences to make their learning meaningful. I am setting my students up for success!

My Project

My kindergarten students use their mini iPads about 90% of our day for both group and individual learning activities. When it comes time to use our headphones, disaster strikes on a daily basis! The cords break very easily leaving exposed wires. Often times, their current headphone cords become tangled in knots and the students cannot undo them. I have a line of students waiting for me to "fix" their headphones on a daily basis. Untangling these cords is very time consuming and it takes away precious learning time on the iPad.

My students need these headphones in order to make the most out of every minute they use their iPad in class!

Many of my families cannot afford to send in a nice pair of headphones for their child to use, so they send in earbuds. The earbuds are too big for my student's ears and they often fall out. So, rather than having both hands available to use the iPad, one and is holding the earbud in place.

These headphones will cut down on student (and teacher) frustration! In addition, it will allow for more time to learn and explore on the iPad instead of waiting form me to fix the cord on their current headphones.

In addition, I am asking for two charging stations for the headphones. I find that the wireless headphones need to be charged often and having these two charging stations available will allow my students to independently charge their headphones when needed.

Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Ellis
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wireless Headphones Aita BT809 on Ear Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones, Foldable Headset Gaming Running Sport Earphones with Mic for iPhone, tv, Tablet, MP3 etc. Fit for Adults Teens Kids (Green) • Amazon Business $18.99 4 $75.96
Multi Port USB Charger 10 Ports Portable Mini USB Charging Station Hub Wall Charger High Speed Charging Adapter Slots Charging Extension Socket For iPhoneX/7 Plus, iPad Pro/Air/Mini (White) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Multi Port USB Charger 10 Ports Portable Mini USB Charging Station Hub Wall Charger High Speed Charging Adapter Slots Charging Extension Socket For iPhoneX/7 Plus, iPad Pro/Air/Mini (White) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

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