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Ms. O'ROURKE from La Mesa CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Up with Students' Technology!

My students need portable speakers for an iPod.

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I run a dance program at a low-income,highly diverse charter school. The program is very new and my students and I have had to fundraise for all of the resources that we have in our classroom. My students and I are very highly motivated, yet we lack the resources and technology needed to really take our dance program to the next level.

Recently, we received an iPod touch in our classroom. This technology has been a wonderful resource for streamlining class efficiency. However, I have found that the iPod dock that we use limits rehearsal time. Students are constrained to the one iPod dock on the main stereo system. We run several rehearsals simultaneously, creating a big problem with the increased use in iPods in general.

We need portable iPod speakers to enhance the quality of rehearsals. Students would be able to use their iPods to direct and participate in rehearsals at the same time that other rehearsals are taking place. Ultimately, dancers will be better rehearsed and our dance program will be run more efficiently. The portable iPod speakers will also afford students who are applying for college as dance majors the time to rehearse before their dance auditions. Students are generally asked to audition a solo and so the portable speakers will enable individual students to practice their audition solos as they prepare for their future academic careers.

With your generous donations, my dancers will be clean and pristine in their dance performances! They will be well-rehearsed and we will be more efficient in our rehearsal schedule. Students will also be prepared for college dance auditions. Thank you, in advance, for contributing to our dance program.

Ms. O'ROURKE
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AUDIO HEADPHONES-MP3 SPKRS MP3 SPEAKERS 8509438 • Best Buy $399.99 1 $399.99

Materials cost

$399.99

Vendor shipping charges

$40.00

State sales tax

$29.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$483.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.24

Total project goal

$590.23

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$590.23

3 Donors

-$295.11

Donations toward project cost

-$241.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.12

match offer

-$295.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$242.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.12

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$0.00

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