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Mr. Showah
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Big Learning in Little Hands!

My students need one iPad mini!

My Students

After teaching for five years, I have come to understand a few things about our sprouting generation of students: they are intensely competitive and they love digital technology. These are both fantastic levers when teaching them.

My students have special needs, but that doesn't mean they cannot learn what other students can; on the contrary, they are often more self-disciplined and hard-working than most students.

Perhaps because they want what other kids have, perhaps they just don't have as many distractions in a smaller class. In our high-poverty urban neighborhood, however, the distractions outside of school can be worrisome. As such, it is so important to keep children engaged and enjoying school.

My Project

I have twelve students that have been sharing the original iPad for four years. We are humbly requesting an iPad mini, not only as an access point to our all-digital library, but as a learning game system for some competitive learning activities, paired with our original iPad. It's also a great tool for learning to type, learning handwriting, practicing math operations, spelling, and the list goes on. If you have an iPad, I imagine you are aware of its potential as a learning device.

Technology will never replace teachers, but digital devices have become great tools for practicing skills and concepts.

Now is the perfect time to demonstrate its proper use, not just for texting and videos, but for learning which lasts a lifetime.

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Apple - iPad mini Wi-Fi - 16GB - White&Silver • Best Buy $329.99 1 $329.99

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This project will reach 12 students.

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