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  • $581 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Kieran
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Another Apple Of Our iPad Needed

My students need an iPad2 and case.

My Students

I teach Language Arts at an urban middle school in beautiful Brooklyn, NY that serves a diverse student population. Most of our Title I students have limited access to computers and other forms of technology at home. Therefore, it falls on the school to try and prepare them for a high tech world.

Our school is struggling to become more immersed in technology, but budget constraints continue to hamper our efforts.

After incorporating the iPad 2 into my lessons more and more over the last few years, I can see my students, especially those that struggle academically, benefiting from our iPad in numerous ways! Imagine students begging, BEGGING, to do work, both for reinforcement and review! Plus the pride in their eyes when they see their own words come to life in different ways, such as on "The New York Times" Learning Blog. Experiences such as this continue to bring tears to my eyes!

My Project

As I have worked to incorporate these tools more and more into my lessons, I have already seen how the iPad 2 can benefit both those students who need remediation as well as those who need enrichment. Unfortunately, with only 5 iPads and 30 or more students at a time, we need another to increase the time on-task for each student and group. Because of this, I am asking for another iPad 2 for my classroom. With an additional iPad 2, I can reach more students FASTER!

The possibilities for this tool are endless.

The students from our urban Middle School are not getting the technology skills they need so that they can become college and career ready, just like their more affluent peers. These limitations are not fair, but I don't despair. I believe that if my students have a level playing field, they will become less discouraged and strive to do better in school, and later on, in life. Things can get better, but only with your help.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® 2 Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 5 - 16 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $399.99 1 $399.99
OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Apple® iPad® 2 and iPad (3rd Generation) - Black • Best Buy for Business $44.40 1 $44.40

Materials cost

$444.39

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$493.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.01

Total project goal

$580.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$580.07

7 Donors

-$520.95

Donations toward project cost

-$493.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.89

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$59.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 95 students.

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