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Ms. Heischober from Virginia Beach VA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Refocusing the Teenage Mind in the Digital Age

My students need a cell phone locker to minimize classroom distractions.

  • $1,469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a quaint little neighborhood high school located in a coastal town. My students are a great group of diverse learners ranging from 9th to 12th grade! However, the majority are freshmen and sophomores with very little self control in this digital age.

I personally teach a biology class which involves lab components and content that students are often unfamiliar with.

I've found that my students would benefit from increasing their focus in my class to better help them be successful in their futures.

My Project

Over the course of my teaching career, I've noticed the increase in cell phone distractions and it's negative impact on student progress. Don't get me wrong - I think there is definitely a place for technology and cell phones in the classroom, but under teacher discretion.

I've gone to such lengths as showing my students actual scientific data that supports the idea that "multi-tasking" is not conducive to learning.

Even with this evidence, students are addicted to the constant influx of notifications.

In my efforts to better help my students be more successful, I'd like to install a cell phone locker where students can safely store their devices during class time.

Ms. Heischober
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Salsbury Industries 19068-30ASC Cell Phone-6 Unit Surface Mounted-Resettable Combination Locks with 8-Inch Diameter Compartments, Aluminum • Amazon Business $1,200.00 1 $1,200.00

Materials cost

$1,200.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,248.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$220.24

Total project goal

$1,468.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,468.24

9 Donors

-$1,275.59

Donations toward project cost

-$1,099.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$176.34

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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