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Ms. Tripodo from Camden NJ is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Amazing and Engaging Small Groups with Ipads

My students need three Ipads with cases to use for engaging, interactive math and literacy centers and researching projects online.

  • $905 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My goal for my students this year is to increase their achievement in mathematics and language arts while engaging them with state of the art instructional techniques and the best technology that we can provide.

Our school is located in Camden, New Jersey which has been described variously by the media as the "poorest city in the US" and/or "the most dangerous city in America." 96% of our students are classed as economically disadvantaged; 16% have special needs.

At Sharp, our students are not limited by their circumstances. In spite of these and other challenges, Sharp consistently outperforms the district average; most recently, 62% of Sharp students were proficient in Mathematics compared to 30% for the district overall.

My Project

Due to the economic challenges faced by many of our students, they do not always have access to technology at home, and they have trouble navigating the Internet for anything other than entertainment. With these three Ipads, we will start learning about the vast learning and informational resources that are available; this will make them stronger students that can take charge of their own learning. This project will improve my classroom because it will allow students to learn how to successfully navigate the web using technology. We will also use them in math centers and for small group activities, with applications and content that will target specific literacy and mathematical skill sets. Learning centers allow teachers to facilitate differentiated instruction by grouping learners in very specific ways. In today's classrooms, with an emphasis on tailoring individual instruction to each student, centers are used to allow students to practice and apply strategies that have been taught.

My students will use the iPads for multiple activities every day.

They will use them for researching projects online, playing math and literacy games, using the camera and photography apps to record science experiments and class projects, to listen to audiobooks and read ebooks, and in general to learn how to use technology for learning. They will change the way we approach learning in small groups.

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Ms. Tripodo
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad Mini MF432LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray ) • Amazon Business $231.51 3 $694.53
ShopNY Case - iPad Mini Lightweight Hard Shell Case with Built in Stand. Dual Layer Shock Absorbing Case Designed for the New iPad mini / iPad mini Retina / iPad mini 2 (Black) • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97

Materials cost

$727.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$768.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$135.60

Total project goal

$904.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$904.01

3 Donors

-$449.66

Donations toward project cost

-$382.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.15

Matching donations from our partners

-$454.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$385.90

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.35

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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