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Mrs. Thompson from Portland ME is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listen Up ... Headphone to Increase Student Engagement

My students need headphones to be able to increase engagement in reading and math through the use of iPads we recently received. The label maker will help me organize these newly obtained materials.

  • $189 goal

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My Students

Picture adorable smiling faces, a boatload of energy, and an eagerness to learn as well as to share all of their own life experiences. Then you'll know what it looks like to walk into our classroom each day. I have the great pleasure of having a very diverse population of students in our classroom, each very unique in learning style and academic capabilities.

Portland, Maine is home to a diverse culture and a wide range of socioeconomic statuses which are seen throughout the city and in each one of the classrooms.

We have a high percentage of students who receive free or reduced-price lunch. All students need to have a community that supports them, enables them to be themselves, and fosters skills and tools for successful learning.

My Project

Recently our school was lucky enough to get used iPads for the second graders. (Cue the clapping.) However, with these new awesome electronics comes the challenge of obtaining headphones so each student can use it without distracting people around them.

These headphones will enable the students to be able to use the iPad apps to practice their reading skills and mathematical skills at their independent and instructional levels without distracting those around them.

Keeping student engagement high is a challenge all teachers face and with the use of the iPads and headphones it will increase engagement for all learners.

When working on beginning reading skills, students go through books like water. Being able to access reading apps to keep students engaged with high-interest low-level texts for beginner readers will help leaps and bounds. Headphones will also help me to quickly access apps to help my ELL students too.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wholesale Bulk Earphone Earbud Headphone - Kaysent(KHP-025)25 Pack Wholesale Headphone for School,Airplane,Hospital,Students,Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Poweradd Power Strip Surge Protector 6 Outlets & 6 Smart USB Charging Ports (6A Max), 6' Heavy Duty Extension Lead Cord, USB Outlet for Home & Office - White • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
DYMO LabelManager 160 Handheld Label Maker (1790415) • Amazon Business $19.91 1 $19.91
DYMO Standard D1 45010 Labeling Tape ( Black Print on Clear Tape , 1/2'' W x 23' L , 1 Cartridge) • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
DYMO Standard D1 45013 Labeling Tape ( Black Print on White Tape , 1/2'' W x 23' L , 1 Cartridge) • Amazon Business $4.21 1 $4.21

Materials cost

$122.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$6.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$160.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.24

Total project goal

$188.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$188.24

5 Donors

-$188.23

Donations toward project cost

-$160.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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