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Mr. Carrera from Chicago IL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Apple Pencil Is Music To My Ears

I need to learn how to integrate more technology into my classroom by using an Apple Pencil.

  • $166 goal

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My Students

I teach grades 7-12 in a large city school. My school is 60% low income and is ethnically diverse. Five percent of students have special education plans which utilize inclusion and pull-out programs. At this time, there are approximately 1,000 students taking music classes. These classes include band, orchestra, choir, music theory, guitar and music appreciation.

Only a handful of students are able to participate in private lessons outside of school and many have limited exposure to professional performances.

I try to give my students everything they need to be successful in music. Working with my school community and grant writing is a very important part of my funding.

My Project

I need to learn how to integrate more iPad technology into my teaching. That is why an Apple Pencil is music to my ears. I have seen many teachers using iPad technology in front of the class. I believe that integrating more of these iPad technologies ideas into my choir classes would make me a better teacher.

An Apple Pencil will allow me to make notes on a digital score that my students then see projected on the screen.

There is so much potential to how an Apple Pencil can be used in the classroom. I would love to learn explore more and learn how I can use this technology as I teach!

Mr. Carrera
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - Apple Pencil (1st Generation) - White • Best Buy Education $99.99 1 $99.99
Smatree Holder Case Compatible with Apple Pencil,iPad Pro Pencil • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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