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Ms. Drake from Brighton CO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Turn Our Deadphones Into Headphones

Help me give my students a class set of headphones to use with computers every day!

  • $382 goal

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My Students

My class is full of 26 kids who love to learn and want to be at school. They are creative, global-thinkers, inquirers, reflective, caring ... you name it!

It is not uncommon to see my students clapping for one another's successes, cheering each other on, playing with Pokemon at recess or racing each other across the soccer field during brain breaks!

They really are friends.

My kids work hard. A lot of students are below grade level, but that doesn’t stop these students from giving their 100%. They believe in themselves and want to be the best they can be. However, we are slowly running out of headphones which are a critical tool for our continued learning.

My Project

My students use the Chromebooks in our classroom every day to demonstrate their mastery of skills we are learning in class or to practice various skills they need to work on independently. Students watch videos that deliver further instruction in phonics and phonemic awareness. These programs help students who are performing below grade level either due to need for further instruction or because they are English Language Learners. They watch videos I assign and record videos of themselves or voice recordings to demonstrate their knowledge, as well.

Our headphones have been breaking one by one over the past few years.

Although we ask students to bring a pair with them to school on the supply list, most students don't have headphones and I no longer have a class set. The headphones I have were donated and break easily, despite our efforts to keep them in good condition due to their poor quality. At this point, I have less than 10 pairs of headphones working, and every day it seems a new pair gets tossed to the trash.

Without headphones, my students' computers would be playing different videos at different times, creating a cacophony of sounds in the middle of the class which causes huge distractions to other students trying to work. Unfortunately, we live in a lower income community, so providing students with headphones for classwork becomes a problem for each individual classroom.

You can help my students continue to grow by providing them with headphones to use during class time that are better quality and more reliable. These headphones should be able to be used for multiple years.

Ms. Drake
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 26 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Elecder i39 Headphones with Microphone Foldable Lightweight Adjustable On Ear Headsets with 3.5mm Jack for iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School (Mint/Gray) • Amazon Business $10.99 13 $142.87
Elecder i39 Headphones with Microphone Foldable Lightweight Adjustable On Ear Headsets with 3.5mm Jack for iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School Red/Black • Amazon Business $9.99 13 $129.87

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