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Mrs. Sims from Peoria IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Communication Device/iPad and Case for K-3

Help me give my students , who can not verbally communicate well, an iPad with a carrying case that will be used solely for communication of their needs and wants in the classroom.

  • $457 goal

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My Students

Our entire school is for students with moderate to severe disabilities who need life-skills based instruction. Our school has eighty students; most students have cognitive and social skills that range from those of an eighteen-month-old to those of a five-year-old. The goal of our program is to provide life-skills based instruction so students can live as independently as possible in the future.

Our students come from throughout the district and were placed in this setting based on their significant special needs.

We spend most of our class time developing self-care skills, in addition to basic reading and math skills. We also take trips into the community so students can practice social skills.

My Project

This iPad will be used solely for my students to communicate with the staff and their peers in the school. It will give students who may feel their voice has never been heard, a chance to communicate their wants and needs in a new way. I will put an app on the iPad that enables the students to communicate and increase language skills through touching icons.

I want my students to express themselves and let their voices be heard.

With this project being funded, my students who can not verbally communicate yet, will count out loud, cheer on their friends during games in gym, and say how they are feeling. These are things they often can not show easily and can be extremely frustrating for them. This piece of technology will move them towards a more independent education and provide a means for increasing positive social skills as they learn to request items and answer questions.

Mrs. Sims
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
iPad 2/3/4 Case, TSQ Heavy Duty Caryying Rugged Protective Case With Handle Hand Grip, Shoulder Strap&360 Degree Stand, For Kids Girl Boy Apple Tablet iPad 2nd/3rd/4th Gen With Retina Cover Skin Black • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99

Materials cost

$352.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$388.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.52

Total project goal

$456.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$456.79

9 Donors

-$309.00

Donations toward project cost

-$266.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.60

Matching donations from our partners

-$143.38

Match offers toward project cost

-$121.87

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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