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Ms. Krusell Skibar
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Creative Learning With iPads in the Library

My students need 2 iPads with heavy duty cases so that we can work in smaller groups and get more hands-on time. We also need a charging station and adapter to keep things running smoothly.

My Students

In any given week I see all 507 students at our school as their classes come through the library. We have a very diverse group in backgrounds, interests, and abilities. What we all have in common is a desire to learn and a wish to have fun doing it.

"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." ~John Dewey.

The school library has changed and we want some of the amazing opportunities that are out there represented at Barkstall.

My Project

Currently, we have 6 iPads in our library. This is great, but with 24-25 students in each classroom, this requires students to work in groups of 4, and sometimes even 5! With 2 additional iPads, charging station, and cases we could bring that down to 3 person groups, with the occasional 4th member. This will mean more hands-on time for each student, and with such a short time in the library each week, we want to be able to offer as much hands on time as possible.

iPads are such a versatile and incredible tool for students, there is little they can't do!

This year alone, students have used iPads for coding, creating short movies, photography, digital scavenger hunts, and more. In the past, I have used iPads to create water cycle movies, public service announcements, digital books and more. The opportunities are endless!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $399.99 1 $399.99
Apple - iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 32GB - Silver • Best Buy Education $399.99 1 $399.99
Griffin PowerDock 5 - Multi-Charger Dock [Charges 5 USB devices] [For iPad, for iPhone, and for iPod] • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Apple MD825AM/A Lightning to VGA Adapter for iPhones, iPads - Retail Packaging • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
iPad Air 2 Case, SUPCASE [Heavy Duty] Apple iPad Air 2 Case [2nd Generation] 2014 Release [Unicorn Beetle PRO Series] Full-body Rugged Hybrid Protective Case Cover with Built-in Screen Protector, Pink/Gray - Dual Layer Design + Impact Resistant Bumper • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Uker® Certified 4 Inches Lightning to USB Cable - (5 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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This project will reach 507 students.

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