You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Chandler from Houston TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iPads for Student Musicians

My students need 4 iPads and 4 OtterBox Defender protective cases to use for composition, exploration, recording and music education applications.

  • $1,857 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Music to 700+ Kindergarten through 5th grade students in my school.

We are a very diverse school community where 40+ languages are spoken.

Students come from a variety of socio-economic, cultural and academic backgrounds but the thing that unites all of us is our love for learning! The music classroom is a place where students can discover their creative strengths, explore and share about various cultures, and build community.

This has been a unique year for our community. Hurricane Harvey caused many of our students and teachers to lose their apartments or homes, led to students moving into our school from different areas, etc. Music class is a place where they can escape the chaos and feel encouragement and hope.

My Project

My students are some of the most creative people I have ever met. In my classroom, I emphasize that EVERY student is a musician. And, because we create our own music, they are also composers!

Technology is the gateway to all modern music composition and creation.

Since students are extremely familiar with digital technology in their daily lives, incorporating iPads into their music learning is seamless for them. They speak the language of technology, so they are naturally drawn to doing more and more when allowed to explore creative apps and websites.

One of their favorite things to do is take video or audio recordings of themselves playing instruments, singing, or doing movement activities. While we do have a few iPads, we have to split into rather large groups in order to share them. This decreases the amount of time each student is able to use the iPad. By adding 4 iPads to our classroom, I am seeking to increase our total number to 10 (including my teacher iPad) so that group sizes can be reduced and students' productivity will flourish.

Mrs. Chandler
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 755 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Chandler is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with WiFi - 32GB - Silver • Best Buy Education $329.99 4 $1,319.96
OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Apple iPad (5th Gen) - Black • Best Buy Education $51.24 4 $204.96

Materials cost

$1,524.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,577.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$278.43

Total project goal

$1,856.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,856.22

12 Donors

-$927.67

Donations toward project cost

-$789.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$138.40

match offer

-$927.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$788.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$139.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Houston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[664523],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3143887,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/ipads-for-student-musicians/3143887/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":755,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Chandler","authorIds":{"664523":{"owner":"Mrs. Chandler","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3143887],"proposalHash":"1400093295","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp664523_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1519915501665","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":103451,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTI3OTk1Ng==","NTI3ODIxOQ==","NTI3OTEwMA==","NTI3OTQ1NQ==","NDYxNzk=","NjY0NTIz","NTI3MzQ3Mw==","NTI2NDMzNg==","NDEyNzgzNg==","NDQ5MjQxNg==","NTIwNTcyMg==","MTU3MTExNg==","NTIxMTA0Mw=="],"teacherId":664523,"schoolCounty":"Harris","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}