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Ms. Ryan from San Francisco CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Lock up Phones so Students can Focus on Learning

Help me give my students a social media free education by providing locked cabinets for their cellphones during the school day so they can focus on learning, listening, and achieving in their classes.

  • $1,311 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are wonderful young adults from very diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds who have grown up in a big city. I teach at a large urban high school where many of my students receive free and/or reduced-price lunch and come from poor, single-parent homes or foster homes.

Teenagers love their cell phones and social media.

Unfortunately, their excessive use of cell phones prevents them from absorbing all of the information taught to them each day. Many of my students have various learning challenges, including autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, emotional disturbance, and processing disorders. Despite their various disabilities they all want to learn and attend college.

My Project

I am requesting various storage cases for cellphones so that other teachers and I can store cellphones in a locked box during class time while students are at school. This will allow all students the opportunity to participate more actively in class, be focused in class, and engage in class discussions without distraction.

Teenagers are very addicted to their cellphones and would spend all day on social media if they could.

Unfortunately, this is not good for their brains and securing their cellphones during instructional time will allow them to focus in class. Storage cases with locks or locking capability will protect the cellphones from theft and help students concentrate on learning.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Loghot Aluminum Alloy Pocket Chart Cell Phones Storage Cabinet for Cell Phones,Wall-Mounted with a Locked,Can be Carried by Hand(24 Slots) • Amazon Business $149.98 3 $449.94
Loghot Aluminum Alloy Pocket Chart Cell Phones Storage Cabinet for Cell Phones,Wall-Mounted with a Locked,Can be Carried by Hand(36 Slots) • Amazon Business $189.98 2 $379.96
Loghot Wooden 36 Storage Compartments Multifunctional Storage Box for Cell Phones Holder Desk Supplies Organizer (Lake Blue) • Amazon Business $49.99 3 $149.97

Materials cost

$979.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$89.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,114.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$196.63

Total project goal

$1,310.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,310.86

8 Donors

-$1,059.00

Donations toward project cost

-$900.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$158.85

match offer

-$251.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$214.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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