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Ms. Vining from Walled Lake MI is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Music in Every Language

My students need an iPad to create music regardless of grade level or skill with English.

  • $433 goal

This project expired on May 15, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My elementary school serves a diverse population, many speaking a language other than English as their first language at home. Some of our students in the self-contained Autistic Spectrum classrooms don't speak at all. My music room gives everyone a chance to express themselves in various ways, through singing, moving and playing instruments. What's missing from their experience, though, is creating.

Seeing children ages four through eleven come alive as they experience music, regardless of their background, is what makes my job so wonderful.

I'd like to give them all an opportunity to create their own music through technology.

My Project

My students sometimes struggle with our songs because they're primarily in English. Everyone gets to participate equally when we focus on an activity that's non-verbal. Playing instruments and movement fills this need, but a vital part of musical expression is the act of creating.

Unlike the past, when you needed to be able to read and write music in order to compose music, today's technology opens up creation to everyone.

Because the iPad is so intuitive, even youngsters in Kindergarten with little to no English skills can express themselves musically. This iPad, connected to my projector, would give students a way to compose as a part of the whole class.

Ms. Vining
Grades PreK-2

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 360 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with WiFi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $332.26 1 $332.26

Materials cost

$332.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$367.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.81

Total project goal

$432.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$432.05

1 Donor

-$432.05

Donations toward project cost

-$367.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.81

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$0.00

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