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Ms. Simpson from Ventura CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Another Apple a Day Keeps the Challenges Away

Help me give my students access to our online curriculum through technology and for every student to have the use of an iPad. Our students also learn best with hands on activities with manipulatives.

  • $615 goal

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My Students

Special Education in elementary school is such an exciting group of mixed interests, abilities, and goals. Some of my students are learning to read, write, and count, while some of their classmates are learning to match letters or numbers and learning to be independent. Our group loves to play outside, learn new games, and dance to a Kidzbop through GoNoodle.

Our class is part of a program for students with moderate to severe disabilities to include autism, intellectual disability and downs syndrome.

We are on a general education campus with inclusion opportunities in a wing with 4 general education classrooms and 2 more special education classrooms. As my students make gains in my classroom, they have started to try small chunks during the week with their typically developing peers (music, library and art). My classroom is about building skills to promote independence and inclusion. The work we do in this classroom is building relationships, staying with the group, following directions, and accessing general education content in different ways through an online alternative functional skills curriculum. We celebrate little wins together each day.

My Project

For our population, a lot of the students have many global challenges including memory, retention and academic skills. An iPad will help them become independent and navigate the curriculum and rewards as something they can do on their own. It will give them ownership and some control! The alternative curriculum my students are learning from is online and the students need a way to access the curriculum independently. An iPad will give them that opportunity.

Hands-on activities with manipulatives accessing math, language arts and meeting sensory needs from Lakeshore will help the students learn in the best way they can versus pencil and paper tasks all of the time.

Our students have multiple needs and are globally delayed, and using hands-on activities and technology will help their expressive communication when they can not verbally answer. It will give them multi-modal ways to learn academics specific to their learning needs.

Ms. Simpson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Silver • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
PP530X - Feel & Find Sensory Tubs - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00

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