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Ms. Xavier from Brooklyn NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Through the Switches

My students need 4 extension cords and 2 power strip outlets to power our Alexas during writing time.

  • $196 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach sixth grade English Language Arts to a great group of kids in Brooklyn, NY. In my three classes, I have English Language Learners, special education students, and general education students. We all work really hard every day to be the best readers and writers possible.

One way to improve our skills is to work in small groups.

We love to collaborate and share ideas. We love to create projects to showcase our learning and make our room beautiful. We are always doing something to make learning fun, like coding, solving puzzles or even making books.

My Project

You know what is awesome! Having Alexas to use in the classroom. Kids asking Alexa for definitions or synonyms. Kids deciding on which choice to make by asking Alexa to flip a coin. Kids playing Jeopardy when they have a few minutes of free time. And, of course, kids asking Alexa to open Box of Cats because sometimes we need to hear meowing.

You know what’s not so awesome, when their teacher forgets to get extension cords so we can, you know, use the Alexas.

Yes, duh on me. I spaced and forgot to request extension cords so that each Alexa can be placed on the kids’ tables. So now we need 4 extension cords and 2 surge protectors to actually do all of the cool ideas listed above. Hey sometimes even a teacher makes a big mistake!

Ms. Xavier
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tripp Lite Heavy Duty Power Extension Cord 15A 14AWG 5 15P to L5 15R 25 • CDW-G $32.58 2 $65.16
Tripp Lite Surge Protector Strip 6 Outlet 15ft Cord 790 Joules • CDW-G $22.70 2 $45.40
Tripp Lite Computer Power Extension Cord 13A 16AWG 5 15P to 5 15R 10 10ft • CDW-G $11.84 2 $23.68

Materials cost

$134.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$166.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.34

Total project goal

$195.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$195.59

1 Donor

-$83.13

Donations toward project cost

-$83.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$97.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$83.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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