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Ms. Stipe from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering Third Grade Scholars with Technology

My students need six Google Nexus tablets, cases, and headphones to help deepen their understanding of specific math topics during differentiated small-group work stations.

  • $1,993 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a place for young mathematicians and curious scientists to have fun while they explore 3rd grade content like fractions and the scientific method. I design my lessons to engage students in hands-on activities and small-group work where they can share ideas and discuss strategies.

As a teacher, my mission is to develop students into hard-working learners who love to explore and inquire about the world around them.

My classroom is meant to be a warm, welcoming safe haven for all of my students, where their biggest concern is making sure they give 100% on all of their work. Most of my students will begin the school year below grade level, but they are all eager to learn. My students are still young and innocent, even as they begin to grow and question the world around them. They want to show teachers and their parents what they're capable of. They want to know that someone is proud of them. Living on the south side of Chicago, they can appreciate the concept of working hard to get by in life. Most of them will face several challenges, through no fault of their own, on their journey to becoming college-bound high school graduates. Because of this, I know the most important lesson I can instill in my students is that perseverance is the key to every success.

My Project

My students need six Google Nexus tablets, cases, and headphones to help deepen their understanding of specific math topics during differentiated small-group work stations. I am requesting materials for a tablet work station that my students can use every day to develop their math skills, through programs like Explain Everything and IXL (Math). I have structured our math lessons so that students have enough time to complete two different small-group work stations every class. These work stations are differentiated and meant to strengthen the students' grasp of that days content. I meet with one group during each work station and deliver mini lessons tailored to their learning needs. Students more thoroughly comprehend these math concepts when they receive supplemental small-group mini lessons. Explain Everything would allow me to create digital mini lessons for an entire extra group to learn, while I'm delivering a mini lesson to another group at my table. This way, I can reach four groups of students every class, instead of just two. In addition, IXL helps students hone crucial math skills, at their own pace, that complement the day's whole-group lesson.

My students haven't been exposed to much technology in their lives.

If they have, it's usually desktop computers that are at least seven years old and have outdated software. My students deserve to have access to the same type of technology that other students across the country are using in their classrooms.With just six of these tablets, I can teach basic technological skills that will help students prepare for higher learning and careers in STEM fields.

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Ms. Stipe
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet Android 4 4 KitKat 16 GB 7 • CDW-G $239.96 6 $1,439.76
Bobj Rugged Case for Nexus 7 FHD 2013 Model Tablet - BobjGear protective cover (Not for 1st generation 2012 Nexus 7) (Bold Black) • Amazon $21.75 6 $130.50
Panasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight Headphones with XBS Port • Amazon $11.49 6 $68.94

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