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Mrs. Wilson from Springfield IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reducing Distractions to Engage Learners

My students need 30 over the ear headphones to help reduce distractions.

  • $752 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever been in a situation where it was difficult to concentrate because you were easily distracted? That is a common day in the lives of my students.

I teach 160 6th graders at a high poverty middle school.

My students have the drive to learn but get easily distracted which takes away from their ability to learn. At least half of my students do not have access to the Internet at home which makes some aspects of the 1:1 classroom difficult especially when they are distracted by the sounds of others iPads.

My Project

The headphones will help cancel out noise from other iPads, as well as the noise of other students, when they are completing lessons using EdPuzzle, Quizizz, handouts, or many other great resources on the iPads. The headphones can also be used when not attached to the iPads. They can be worn when students are trying to focus on the task they have whether it be reading from the textbook, researching new science concepts, reading science articles, or reviewing vocabulary. Many of the science concepts they are expected to learn are new and difficult for them to wrap their minds around. I only have the students for 40 minutes a day, and some of that is transition time, and that is why every minute in my class counts.

Having a quiet environment is important for learning.

Unfortunately this is difficult to achieve regularly with 28 students in a classroom. Many of my students do not have a whisper mode and do not understand how to work quietly They are used to chaotic loud environments, but these are more social in nature not educational. If I can provide them a little peace in a hectic day, then it is worth it to help them focus and reach their potential.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 160 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
15 - Sony - ZX Series Over-the-Ear Headphones - Red • Best Buy Education $300.00 2 $600.00

Materials cost

$600.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$639.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.76

Total project goal

$751.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$751.76

3 Donors

-$380.88

Donations toward project cost

-$323.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.13

match offer

-$370.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$315.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.63

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$0.00

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