You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mr. Conner from Berkeley CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Outside Sources Inside The Classroom Project

My students need a wireless bluetooth speaker for the literacy program.

  • $426 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Mistakes are portals of discovery" - James Joyce. The Irish author seemed to have an insight into learning disabilities and the need for students to take chances to succeed through discovery; however, students with learning disabilities have become more withdrawn and feel they can't succeed.

The readers I work with are 14-20 years of age and their levels range from 1st grade to just below grade level.

Their struggles also impact the understanding and comprehension; however, when a student has some background or prior knowledge on what is being read, they succeed. More than half the students are receiving free or reduced lunches, come from single family homes, and are of color. There are over 30 languages spoken in the hallways and the student body is over 3,300. The population of students I work with are on receiving services pertaining to learning and emotional disabilities. These disabilities impact their learning and processing in a general education classroom. They require a slower and more non traditional style and method of acquiring information.

My Project

The students in my classroom would benefit from the use of a bluetooth speaker to accompany short clips found on the Internet pertaining to the written material the class is reading (novels, short stories, essays, bio...etc). When I build the students prior knowledge of the material we're reading, they get a better sense of success. The level of frustration is greatly reduced and they are able to absorb the text. Prior to reading the classroom novel, I build the students' background of the subject matter. This is done at times through material I bring in such as articles, books, photos, maps, music, or other various objects; however, the most successful medium I've noticed is the internet. Through the use of a computer, a projector, and a wireless sound system, the students get a chance to go anywhere in world and get to watch clips of famous heroes, far away places, and speeches of historic individuals.

The importance of this addition to our learning environment will greatly increase my students to engage in the reading process.

Students will get the chance to experience a visual and auditory learning process. The end result is to increase their current reading level and have them transition from high school with the tools they need to succeed and be happy. Reading is so crucial in the development of such success.

Read More
Mr. Conner
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Conner is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bose - SoundLink Portable Bluetooth Speaker III - Silver/Black • Best Buy Education $299.99 1 $299.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Berkeley","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3098156],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1677902,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":80,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Conner","authorIds":{"3098156":{"owner":"Mr. Conner","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1677902],"proposalHash":"739998740","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20639966,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":3098156,"schoolCounty":"Alameda","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}