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Ms. Petrilla from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology Tools Needed

Help me give my students wired headphones and wired mice in order for them to effectively use the iPads and Chromebooks in our classroom.

  • $230 goal

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My Students

I teach first grade in a suburban K-5 elementary school. Not only does my classroom consist of your average student, but I also have students with special needs, emotional needs, and students learning to speak English. My school welcomes students from all over the world. Some of my students in my classroom are from economically disadvantaged countries and refugee camps in Nepal and Burma. They speak Burmese, Nepali, Russian, and Dinka, to name a few. These amazing kids have one thing in common - they thrive on learning new things. I want to be able to provide the resources for my students to succeed. My students are eager to learn new things every day. They just need the resources to assist in their learning.

My students are creative, smart, and always up for a challenge.

From the minute they step in my door, they are encouraged to be problem solvers, writers, thinkers, scientists, engineers, mathematicians, historians, good citizens, and most importantly, kids.

My Project

I am asking for 7 sets headphones and 10 mice to support the technology used in my classroom. They will be used for the students in my class who can not afford to purchase their own set of headphones to use with the classroom iPads and Chromebooks. I am also asking for 10 mice to use with the classroom Chromebooks. Some of my first grade students have difficulty using the touchpad on a Chromebook.

Headphones reduce the amount of excess noise students hear as they are working on the iPad or Chromebook; which, in turn, allows them to increase focus on their task at hand.

My students would use the headphones in a variety of ways. They would use them while watching an educational video for science research, listening to a story to build comprehension, or utilizing other educational apps focusing on math, phonics and grammar skills.

I like the students in my class to have their own set of headphones to prevent the spreading of lice or other germs between one another.

Ms. Petrilla
Grades PreK-2
  • W Robert Paynter Elementary School
  • Pittsburgh, PA
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse (Black) • Amazon Business $6.64 9 $59.76
Elecder i37 Kids Headphones Children Girls Boys Teens Adults Foldable Adjustable On Ear Headsets 3.5mm Jack Compatible iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School Tablet Teal • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Elecder i37 Kids Headphones Children Girls Boys Teens Adults Foldable Adjustable On Ear Headsets 3.5mm Jack Compatible iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School Tablet Black/Blue • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Elecder i37 Kids Headphones Children Girls Boys Teens Adults Foldable Adjustable On Ear Headsets 3.5mm Jack Compatible iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School Tablet Rose/Pink • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Elecder i37 Kids Headphones Children Girls Boys Teens Adults Foldable Adjustable On Ear Headsets 3.5mm Jack Compatible iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School Tablet Purple/Green • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Elecder i37 Kids Headphones Children Girls Boys Teens Adults Foldable Adjustable On Ear Headsets 3.5mm Jack Compatible iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School Tablet Blue/Light Blue • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Elecder i37 Kids Headphones Children Girls Boys Teens Adults Foldable Adjustable On Ear Headsets 3.5mm Jack Compatible iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School Tablet Orange/Black • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Elecder i37 Kids Headphones Children Girls Boys Teens Adults Foldable Adjustable On Ear Headsets 3.5mm Jack Compatible iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School Tablet Navy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse (Black) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$162.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$195.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.43

Total project goal

$229.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$229.55

4 Donors

-$225.14

Donations toward project cost

-$195.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.02

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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