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

iPod Shuffles to Support Readers

My students need 14 iPod shuffles to access texts which are above their independent reading levels.

  • $983 goal

This project expired on June 19, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school library is a vibrant place, with throngs of students eager to check books out and participate in lunchtime book clubs. Some students are below grade level and need help accessing texts which are above their independent level.

Our urban, K-8 public school currently serves 278 students.

The student population is extremely diverse economically and ethnically, with 77% of students receiving free and reduced lunch and nearly 40% being English language learners. We are very lucky to have a thriving school library, and every student in the school visits the library each week.

My Project

While most of my students love to read, some of them are below grade level and cannot participate in lunchtime library book clubs because the books are too challenging. In the past I have had to tell them they cannot participate, which is a painful thing to tell a child who is eager to join in! I am requesting the funds for fourteen iPod shuffles, on which I will put the book we are reading for book clubs. When students can hear the book being read as they read the text, they can absorb the content and participate fully in the lunchtime book clubs.

Enabling students to access the content of the books we read in our lunchtime library book clubs will transform the experience for students reading below grade level.

Not only will they enjoy the book and be able to participate socially with their peers who are reading at a higher level, but they will feel proud and happy that the books are not "too hard" for them. It is a win-win situation all around!

Ms. Dudash
Grades 6-8
  • Lighthouse Community Charter School
  • Oakland, CA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Silver (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Pink (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Purple (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Space Gray (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Green NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Yellow (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Blue (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Yellow (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Silver (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Purple (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Pink (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Green NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Blue (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00
Apple iPod shuffle 2GB Space Gray (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL • Amazon $52.00 1 $52.00

Materials cost

$728.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$66.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$835.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.45

Total project goal

$982.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$982.98

7 Donors

-$854.74

Donations toward project cost

-$750.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.21

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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