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Mrs. Long from Lawrence MA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Students Through Technology

My students need 3 iPads with cases for small group work.

  • $1,058 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in a way the child can learn." -unknown. Students need to be engaged and actively involved in their learning in order for it to be meaningful.

My classroom is made up of 27 ESL students in a low income, inner city school.

I have a variety of academic levels in my classroom - from students performing below grade level, to students who speak no English, to advanced learners. Many of my students have difficult home lives and school is a safe haven for them. Despite these challenges, they have an enthusiasm that is contagious. They come to school each day eager to share what they know and to learn new things. It is their enthusiasm and love of learning that inspires me to be a better teacher.

My Project

In order for learning to be meaningful and long-lasting, students have to be interested and actively engaged in the content. The iPads would allow me to lead highly engaging small group activities in all content areas. In reading, struggling learners and non-English speakers can hear a book come alive as it is read aloud while advanced students can engage in higher level interactive activities; in math, lower level students can play games to strengthen basic skills while higher students can work on independent projects; in science, all learners can watch concepts come alive through video demonstrations; in writing, students with fine motor difficulties can learn the skill of typing. The possibilities are endless.

This technology would give my students more independence and allow them to take ownership of their learning as they engage in small group activities.

It would increase their engagement and allow them to apply learned concepts in practical, real life settings.

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Mrs. Long
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 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 $269.99 3 $809.97
Targus - Safe Fit Case for Apple iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 4 - Blue • Best Buy Education $15.24 2 $30.48
Targus - Safe Fit Case for Apple iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 4 - Black • Best Buy Education $15.24 1 $15.24

Materials cost

$855.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$898.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$158.56

Total project goal

$1,057.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,057.09

1 Donor

-$449.26

Donations toward project cost

-$449.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$528.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$449.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$79.28

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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