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.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Ferman from Chicago IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Bigger iPad Is Better!

Help me give my students an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to enhance their classroom learning.

  • $1,384 goal

This project expired on December 21, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One hundred percent of my students receive free lunch. The neighborhood where the school is located in one of the many turbulent communities of Chicago. While each of my students comes from different family situations, many of them are not conducive to a healthy learning environment. There are students being raised by their grandparents, foster parents, and some are living in shelters. Despite these hardships, my kindergartners are like little sponges eager to learn and grow. They come to school with smiles on their faces ready to conquer the world.

The future lies in the hands of these kindergarten students that I have the pleasure of teaching.

It is my responsibility to ensure that each student is receiving the best education possible. Having access to an iPad Pro can help reduce the learning barriers created from the lack of resources in the school and the neighborhood as a whole.

My Project

In kindergarten, students are expected to spend a bulk of their time in small and whole group instruction. This instruction is focused on teaching various skills and strategies. As a teacher, I will use the iPad Pro to reinforce these skills such as the alphabet, sight words, and mathematics. Students will be able to use the iPad Pro while working independently, and they will be able to work co-dependently with another student.

An iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are innovative tools that can provide for the different needs that a child may have.

A teacher with a class of 30 students is limited in how she can cater to each child’s needs. The interactivity of iPad Pro is especially advantageous to students who require a more hands-on learning approach. Moreover, an iPad Pro has the ability to track students’ progress, allowing them to learn at their own pace.

Overall, the addition of an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil in my classroom will serve as a major catalyst in allowing my students to achieve regardless of their learning style or ability. My kindergarteners are courageous and well-deserving of instruments of educational innovation.

Mrs. Ferman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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

15 donors15 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Ferman is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - 12.9-Inch iPad Pro (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 64GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $999.99 1 $999.99
Apple - Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) • Best Buy Education $129.00 1 $129.00

Materials cost

$1,128.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,175.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$207.52

Total project goal

$1,383.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,383.44

13 Donors

-$723.00

Donations toward project cost

-$646.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.35

Matching donations from our partners

-$622.67

Match offers toward project cost

-$529.27

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$37.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5670866],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":4361503,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/a-bigger-ipad-is-better/4361503/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Ferman","authorIds":{"5670866":{"owner":"Mrs. Ferman","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4361503],"proposalHash":"317894721","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5670866_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1535303947499","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21244550,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Mjg1MzgwMQ==","NjUxMzU3OA==","NjY2MzUzOA==","NjY5MDkwOQ==","NTczNTU5Ng==","NjgyOTk1Nw==","NjY4NDgwNg==","NTcwMDAwNw==","NjAyNDQ2Mg==","NjY4MjU0OQ==","NTcxNjcyNg==","NTY3MDg2Ng==","NTcyNzc3MQ==","Njg1NDc4NQ==","NjY3ODg3MA=="],"teacherId":5670866,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}