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Mr. Willis from Washington DC is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music AND Technology in the Inner City Classroom

My students need tablets that will allow them to become creators of their own music!

  • $942 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am dedicated to the challenge of developing creative intellect; As an educator, I seek to make learning music an exciting journey of self discovery. My approach to engage and expand the core interests of my students is to 1) introduce music production 2) incorporate technology with project based learning activities, and 3) expose students to multicultural genres of music through interactive media outlets, master classes, and live concerts.

I have watched music literally transform my students from low performers into exemplary scholars that demonstrate character, excellence, and service in everything they do, so its time to take them to the next level.

Furthermore, they are spreading a deep sense of appreciation for the arts throughout their community with pop-up concerts and other neighborhood outreach activities. Please don't allow their lack of resources to stop them from having the opportunity to succeed.

My Project

These tablets will be able to store digital audio workstations for children to create and distribute their own musical masterpieces. Industry standard programs such as Garage Band, Fruity Loops, and Logic Pro are now so affordable that they have revolutionized the concept of the mobile recording studio. Students will have the ability to write, record, edit, and produce their own music. The tablets will also allow me to monitor assessments using interactive games and trainers, and keep data on every student.

The technology can also be used to drill music theory concepts such as sight reading, rhythm, and can also introduce music production.

I chose the Acer ICONIA ONE tablet due to its costs and ease of use for students.

Mr. Willis
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Acer ICONIA ONE 7 B1-7A0-K78B - tablet - Android 7.0 (Nougat) - 16 GB - 7' • Best Buy Education $77.24 5 $386.20
Acer ICONIA ONE 7 B1-780-K6C3 - tablet - Android - 16 GB - 7' • Best Buy Education $82.68 4 $330.72

Materials cost

$716.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$800.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.30

Total project goal

$941.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$941.99

1 Donor

-$314.00

Donations toward project cost

-$266.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.10

match offer

-$627.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$533.79

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.20

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$0.00

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