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Mrs. Portee from Chicago IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Helpful Headphones

Help me give my students helpful headphones to enrich their learning during reading.

  • $275 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the lucky teacher of 120 very enthusiastic middle school students in a low income community. My students have an array of abilities and interests. I had the honor of teaching many of these students in prior years. This gives me an advantage that I am looking forward to cultivating.

My school strives to provide an academic program in a caring and supportive learning environment emphasizing Literacy, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics tailored to meet the needs of our students.

My Project

Since I set high expectations for my students, the lack of ear buds has been a hindrance. When completing assignments on the Chromebook, students must turn their volume down to avoid distracting others. However, this becomes a challenge because it keeps the student(s) using the Chromebook, from hearing the directions and or assignments – it stifles learning.

With earbuds, my students will not have to worry about disrupting learning of other students.

Both, the students using the Chromebooks and their classmates can remain focused on their given assignments which will lead to better comprehension. Students will be actively engaged and on task.

Mrs. Portee
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 120 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AUSDOM Over-Ear Headphones, Stereo Lightweight Adjustable Wired Headset with Mic, Noise Isolating Comfortable Leather Earphones, Hi-Fi Deep Bass for iPhone iPod iPad Macbook MP3 Cellphones Laptop-Blue • Amazon Business $13.99 10 $139.90
Koss KPH7 - headphones • Best Buy Education $5.53 5 $27.65
Koss KPH7 Portable Headphones • Staples Advantage $6.99 3 $20.97
noot products D226 Wired On-Ear Headphones with Microphone/Mic,Volume Control and Remote for Kids,Adults,Teens,Girls,Boys and Computers All 3.5mm Audio Jack Devices (Black) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
noot products D226 Wired On-Ear Headphones with Microphone/Mic,Volume Control and Remote for Kids,Adults,Teens,Girls,Boys and Computers All 3.5mm Audio Jack Devices (Black) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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