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Mrs. Powell from Hapeville GA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Digital Writing and Publishing for ESOL Kindergarteners

My students need iPads with durable cases, headphones, headphone splitters, and pencil pouches.

  • $1,105 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Albert Einstein said, "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." My goal this year is to awaken creative expression through writing in my kindergarten ESOL classroom. I want my students to be excited and eager to write and publish their work creatively.

My students are kindergarten language learners.

I work with four small groups of approximately 10-12 kindergarten ELLs throughout the school day. I provide students with targeted instruction in listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities to improve students' language proficiency. I love working with kindergarten because I enjoy being a part of the students' first experiences in school. I want to make this year a very positive and exciting year so that my students will love coming to school to learn. My school qualifies for 100% free lunch. Many of my students do not have access to technology outside of school. In order to foster digital literacy and to create a passion for writing, I want to use iPads to publish student writing in creative ways.

My Project

I am requesting iPads and cases, headphones, and headphone splitters. Through these resources my students will be able to publish their writing through a myriad of exciting apps. Students will write narrative, opinion, and informational writing pieces throughout the school year. They will use the iPads to record their voices reading their work, and they can use the apps to add graphics to their writing. My students will also use the iPads to listen to ebooks, practice their handwriting, learn letter sounds, and practice other phonics skills. I am requesting pencil pouches to keep track of student supplies as they travel from my classroom back to their homeroom classroom.

Through donations to this project, my students will have access to technology that is not available to them at home.

I want to grow my students' digital literacy. This project will fuel my students' passion for writing as they will be able to publish writing in exciting ways on the iPads. They will be able to practice reading skills through listening to ebooks, and they will increase their reading foundational skills through phonics apps.

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

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad mini 2 with Wi-Fi - 16GB - Silver • Best Buy Education $299.99 2 $599.98
Lifeproof Nuud Case for iPad mini with Retina - White/Gray • Amazon Business $35.80 4 $143.20
School Smart Zippered Vinyl Pouch for Two or Three Ring Binders - Pack of 24 - Clear and White • Amazon Business $21.84 2 $43.68
Belkin PureAV Speaker and Headphone Splitter • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Panasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight Headphones with XBS Port • Amazon Business $5.95 4 $23.80

Materials cost

$838.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$57.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$939.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$165.72

Total project goal

$1,104.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,104.78

1 Donor

-$1,104.78

Donations toward project cost

-$939.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$165.72

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$0.00

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