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Mrs. Shikuma from Hilo HI is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Art to Life

My students need a laptop, kindle, kindle case, Tiggly Learner Kit and printer ink to make their artwork come to life!

  • $1,190 goal

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My Students

I am currently a fully self-contained special education teacher in a Title I elementary school in Hilo, Hawaii. I have a range of students from kindergarten to 5th grade with all different sorts of disabilities, ranging from genetic disorders, autism, cerebral palsy, and intellectually disabled.

I feel that bringing technology into the classroom will motivate my students to want to come to school everyday.

For my fully self-contained and medically fragile classroom, I want the students to be able to feel comfortable to explore, express and learn through technology.

My Project

I am requesting a laptop, Kindle, Tiggly Learner Kit (an adaptive program for my special needs students) and Kindle case for protection so that I can have the students use it as an adaptive way to create art. I am also requesting printer ink so that my students can print out their artwork that they create with the laptop and kindle.

We need to find creative ways to bring art to life.

Incorporating technology into our classroom is one way that my students will be able to express themselves and bring their artwork to life. I would like to be able to print their adaptable artwork with the ink that I am requesting so that we can add them to our memory books that will be sent home at the end of each school year. By creating these lasting memories, the students will be able to forget about the natural disasters of the volcano erupting miles away.

Mrs. Shikuma
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 7 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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2018 Newest Acer Aspire 5 Business Flagship Laptop PC 15.6" FHD 1080p WLED-Backlit Display Intel i5-7200U Processor 8GB DDR4 RAM 1TB HDD 802.11AC Webcam HDMI Bluetooth Windows 10-Black • Amazon Business $479.00 1 $479.00
Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free, 10.1" 1080p Full HD Display, 64 GB, Black • Amazon Business $174.99 1 $174.99
Tiggly Learner Kit Toy • Amazon Business $108.90 1 $108.90
HP T6M14AN#140 902XL Black High Yield Original Ink Cartridge (T6M14AN) • Amazon Business $38.89 1 $38.89
HP T6M14AN#140 902XL Black High Yield Original Ink Cartridge (T6M14AN) • Amazon Business $38.89 1 $38.89
HP 902 Cyan, Magenta & Yellow Original Ink Cartridges, 3 Cartridges (T6L86AN, T6L90AN, T6L94AN) for HP OfficeJet 6951 6954 6962 HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 6970 6975 6978 • Amazon Business $32.89 1 $32.89
HP 902 Cyan, Magenta & Yellow Original Ink Cartridges, 3 Cartridges (T6L86AN, T6L90AN, T6L94AN) for HP OfficeJet 6951 6954 6962 HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 6970 6975 6978 • Amazon Business $32.89 1 $32.89
Amazon Fire HD 10 Case 2017,Kindle Fire HD10 2017 Cases,Fingic Luxury Sparkly Folio Folding Stand Cover with Holder & Auto Wake/Sleep Smart Case for Fire HD 10 inch Tablet Case,Rose Gold • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59

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