You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $411 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Bancroft
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

We Need a Wireless Revolution!

My students need wireless speakers and a wireless projector adapter to help create an effective digital learning environment.

My Students

As it stands now, about 20 feet of wires intertwine to connect my laptop, LCD projector, speakers, and document camera. These wires are chaining me and my technology to the front of the classroom, when I'd really like to be able to teach and access my technology from anywhere in the classroom.

My school is a magnet school in a large city in Texas.

We attract students from all over the city who must apply for admittance. Students are selected via a lottery system and often travel up to an hour each way on the bus to reach our school. Students attending the school are grateful, high-achieving, and motivated to learn. Having said that, many come from low socio-economic backgrounds and homes where their parents are not college graduates. The unique thing about our campus is that it is extremely diverse and represents a cross-section of demographics that does not exist in any neighborhood school. The culture of the school is truly exceptional because of this diversity. My students are excitable and open-minded--ready to tackle even the most challenging concepts. In fact, matching their energy is sometimes a feat in itself, however their enthusiasm is infectious and inspires me to work hard on their behalf.

My Project

Having wireless technology in the classroom will allow me to break free of being anchored to the front of the classroom. Unyoked, I will be able to more effectively monitor students, check for understanding, and adjust the flow of instruction. Currently, if I'm using a presentation tool on laptop, I have to waste time walking back and forth between the rows of desks and the computer. With a wireless projector adapter, I'd be able to carry my laptop with me and present material while monitoring students at the same time. As a teacher who utilizes technology almost on a daily basis, including video clips and music, the speaker set-up that came with the computer leaves much to be desired. Even students who sit nearest the speakers complain that dialogue is distorted and hard to hear while students in the back strain to hear anything at all. New speakers that I could place strategically around the room would alleviate this problem.

In our digital age, teachers are competing for students' attention.

In order to capture our audience, we strive to incorporate technology as a means to both deliver instruction and reinforce learning. Wireless technology in my classroom will mean more student engagement, and ultimately, greater results.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nyrius ARIES Pro Digital Wireless HDMI Transmitter and Receiver System for Laptops, HD 1080p 3D Video (NPCS550) • Amazon $249.97 1 $249.97
Creative T12 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker System • Amazon $64.28 1 $64.28

Materials cost

$314.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$348.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.58

Total project goal

$410.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$410.54

5 Donors

-$250.54

Donations toward project cost

-$212.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.58

match offer

-$160.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$136.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Bellaire","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[604412],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1118793,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/we-need-a-wireless-revolution/1118793/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":150,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Bancroft","authorIds":{"604412":{"owner":"Mr. Bancroft","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1118793],"proposalHash":"-1655684626","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-2_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":64016,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjA4OTMxNg==","MjA4OTMzNA==","MjA4OTMxOQ==","MjA4OTM1MQ==","MTg5MjQ4OA==","MjA4OTMxMQ=="],"teacherId":604412,"schoolCounty":"Harris","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}