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Mrs. Brandt from Linn MO is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Touch of Technology to Save Time!

Help me give my students iPads so I can utilize every minute of learning time with my students who display dyslexic tendencies.

  • $992 goal

This project expired on March 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an amazing group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who are full of energy and thirst for knowledge. They come from a variety of homes and lifestyles; from one bedroom rental property to family farms. Many students in our small, rural community come to school to feel safe and loved.

Many of my students lack access to technology in the home which motivates me to provide these tools and opportunities for my students even more!

Over half of our students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. As a teacher in a low income school, it is hard to obtain the resources needed for my students to become successful learners.

My Project

iPads and cases will be used to help my students with dyslexic tendencies. They will be able to access apps that reinforce skills.

"When a flower doesn't bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower" - Alexander Den Heijer.

I use the Barton Reading and Spelling System with my students who have dyslexic tendencies. Currently, we use wooden tiles to build words. The tiles get mixed up and we spend a lot of time just looking for the letters we need. There is a Barton Reading and Spelling app available on iPads, that would build the words for us and track the students' progress so we can focus more of our time learning instead of searching for letters.

Many of my students are diagnosed with ADHD, and the Barton app is a hands on "touch and say" reading system that is based on Orton–Gillingham, and is “multi-sensory.” It uses all the senses to help kids make connections between sounds and words. Because this is a multi-sensory approach to reading, it helps my students with ADHD rather than traditional methods because the students are constantly engaged while learning to read! Without these iPads, I cannot get this wonderful app for my students.

Mrs. Brandt
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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95 donors95 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi - tablet - 128 GB - 7.9' • Best Buy Education $399.99 1 $399.99
iPad package: 32GB iPad+Case • Best Buy Education $381.23 1 $381.23
M-Edge - Protective Case for Apple iPad mini 4 - Black • Best Buy Education $19.72 1 $19.72

Materials cost

$800.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$842.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.76

Total project goal

$991.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$991.71

93 Donors

-$819.58

Donations toward project cost

-$765.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.91

Matching donations from our partners

-$91.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$77.35

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$81.21

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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