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Mr. Birch from Baton Rouge LA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Access for ALL: Tech Opens the World to Challenged Readers

My students need a Kindle Fire HD enabled with Text-to-Speech capabilities and protective case.

  • $229 goal

This project expired on July 25, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"I'm trippin', Mr. Birch. I actually like reading now. I mean, I actually like it!" - Fourth grade boy that I just started working with this year.

My students have faced challenges throughout their time in school.

They have had difficulties in major academic areas, and in particular struggle with reading. I work with students in grades K-5, most of whom have been identified as having learning disabilities.

My Project

With this Kindle Fire my students will be able to read independently. They will have access to a broad range of texts and be able to immediately access books that excite them. With the whole Kindle library from Amazon and the text-to-speech capabilities of the Kindle Fire there will be no limit to the books my students can read!

My students will feel more independent as a result of this project.

Additionally, they will be exposed to a technology that could really benefit them in their personal lives. After knowing the capabilities of the Kindle and how to best use the text-to-speech technology, these students may be able to continue to utilize similar technology to overcome challenges in their lives.

Mr. Birch
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 13 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindle Fire HD 7", HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers • Amazon $139.00 1 $139.00
Poetic Slimline Case for All New Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd Gen (2nd Generation 2013 Model) 7inch Tablet Green (with Smart Cover Auto Wake / Sleep Feature)(3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic) • Amazon $9.95 1 $9.95

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