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Mr. Bowers from Saint Louis MO is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Digitally Divided Students: Empower Teachers to Make Lessons That Work

Help me give my students better designed digital learning experiences by enabling me to check on an iPad EXACTLY what students see.

  • $669 goal

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My Students

My students need help catching up on digital literacy. For many students, this is their very first time using basic digital tools. They just now are receiving their 1:1 iPad.

Additionally, this is also the first time that we as teachers have taught utilizing the latest digital technology.

Our teachers are designing digital learning experiences on their district issues Windows laptop while students are using a district-issued Apple iPad. We keep hearing complaints from students that lessons don’t work right. This is difficult for us to remedy because we don’t know exactly what the student is seeing. We don’t have access to iPads, the main device that we are catering to!

1:1 teacher iPads would be ideal. However, having just (1) iPad as one of my school’s tech leaders will help me to help other teachers and indeed the entire school. Indeed, my school does not have access to a tech-related staff member, and we instead must all leverage our unique abilities and gain support from one another. My forte happens to be handling the nuts and bolts aspects of technology. An iPad would allow me to go “aha! This works!” or “uh-oh, we need to change this....”

My Project

What we design as teachers does not always match what our students see. Desktop apps look and perform radically different from mobile apps. We don’t know what the other end looks like. Content on one device does not match what the teacher intended.

Having an iPad, the very thing we are creating for, would be enormously beneficial and appreciated.

All that we had went to students, and not one teacher was able to get ahold of one. We are designing for a device that we do not have access to. A very simple thing to fix! Help!

Mr. Bowers
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 128GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $430.00 1 $430.00
Apple Pencil (1st Generation) - White • Best Buy Education $99.99 1 $99.99

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