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Mr. Cruz from Houston TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Techy Needs New Ears

My students need a class set of headphones for technology classes.

  • $618 goal

This project expired on March 30, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine you are in the middle of taking a listening assessment. Then imagine using headphones that are old and unreliable. How are you able to do your best if you do not have the resources needed to do so?

My students range from Kindergarteners all the way to 4th Graders.

Being exposed to technology, specifically computers, will help prepare them for the future. Our student's goal of To and Through College really does hinge on successful interaction with the latest technology. My students are economically distressed. Our school is classified as a charter school in Texas.

My Project

Over 125 students use the technology lab every day. By the end of the week over 600 students have utilized the computers and other technology. Each day is a challenge because the headphones we currently have aren't adequate and are in bad shape. 85%-90% of the resources available for the students require the use of audio technology. Currently Special Education Students use the computer programs Success Maker. In addition students in grades 1-4 use the Individual Station program. Both programs help to improve their reading and math. The computer alb is also used to administer the MAP testing, technology assessments, and TELPAS. All of these activities require the use of reliable and properly functioning headphones.

By having reliable headphones the students will be able to hear the instruction more clearly or just hear the instruction for them to be able to perform and provide their best quality work.

Mr. Cruz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 625 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Koss KTX 8 headphones • CDW Inc. $14.80 30 $444.00

Materials cost

$444.00

Vendor shipping charges

$44.40

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$525.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.66

Total project goal

$617.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$617.72

4 Donors

-$567.72

Donations toward project cost

-$482.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.16

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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