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Mrs. Engelhard from Mc Kees Rocks PA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Music Through Video Games

My students need Wii software to support our music curriculum.

  • $286 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember how you were taught music in school? It is probably very different than the way that students learn in classrooms today. My students want to learn how to play and make music using video game technology.

I teach middle school music in an urban community.

The majority of my students are from low income families. Despite their financial hardships, my students come to school eager to learn and better themselves. My students love to use computers and technology to enhance the curriculum they are learning.

My Project

I am requesting Wii software to enhance my music curriculum. These Wii games will reinforce the music concepts my students learn in class. They will be able to learn guitar basics, instrumentation, keeping a beat, playing easy and complex rhythms, drumming basics and much more. Using the Wii software will get my students to become actively involved in their learning. Video games are so popular among kids, why not bring it into the classroom for learning experiences?

Your donation will give my students the opportunity to learn and play music using video games.

These games are giving music teachers a new way to reach students who may be reluctant learners. Your support will give me and my students many new learning opportunities in music class.

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mad Catz Rock Band 3 • bestbuy.com $129.99 1 $129.99
Wii Just Dance 3 • amazon.com $34.99 1 $34.99
Michael Jackson Experience • amazon.com $39.96 1 $39.96

Materials cost

$204.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$243.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.88

Total project goal

$285.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$285.89

7 Donors

-$277.07

Donations toward project cost

-$243.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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