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Mrs. Vraneza from Portland OR is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tech and Atmosphere in the Music Classroom

My students need fluorescent light filters to keep them calm and focused. They also need headphone splitters to work together on technological music projects, like Garage Band compositions.

  • $169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into Music twice a week eager for a creative outlet. We begin each class with singing, then dive right into the "work" at hand, be it learning a new instrument, composing music, or learning the steps of a traditional dance. I am grateful everyday for the opportunity to work with such amazing students!

I teach at a Title I school in Portland, Oregon where 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many of my students receive a backpack full of food each weekend, and our school also runs a food pantry for our families. You wouldn't know that so many of these children face such hardships because they come in so excited and ready to learn!

My Project

As we try to meet the needs of children with traumatic backgrounds, the classroom atmosphere plays an important role. My goal is to keep the room calm and organized, which my students clearly appreciate. With no windows to the outside and fluorescent lighting, my classroom is at an immediate disadvantage. Blue light can do wonders to reduce anxiety that leads to behavioral problems.

With fewer behavioral issues, we can increase our learning and time on task.

I'm looking forward to seeing my students calmer and ready to learn.

Additionally, it can be difficult keeping up with technology in the music classroom. My students have access to iPads in their classrooms, so I'd like to make it possible to bring their iPads to class and create music together! With these headphone splitters, my students will be able to work in small groups to compose music.

Mrs. Vraneza
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 380 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
LP Headphone Splitter,3.5mm Headphone Earphone Audio Splitter 1 Male to 2 3 4 5 Female Cable (Green) • Amazon Business $6.99 7 $48.93
Wireless Presenter, Doosl Wireless Presenter, RF 2.4GHz Powerpoint Clicker Presentation Remote Control Pen. • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74

Materials cost

$111.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$143.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.29

Total project goal

$168.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$168.61

3 Donors

-$168.61

Donations toward project cost

-$143.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.29

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$0.00

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