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Ms. Driessen from Durham NC is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring the Use of Tablets for Literacy

My students need individual tablets during reading/ writing small group lessons. We will use tablet apps as opposed to completing the activity on a paper version of a graphic organizer.

  • $556 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from various backgrounds and are on different instructional levels. They are curious and creative. We are currently working on improving their reading and writing skills. I am currently providing an opportunity for my students to learn and practice essential social, emotional and problem-solving skills that they will continue to use in the the years ahead. During Reading and Writing instructional small groups, the students will be able use the apps to edit spelling, punctuation, organization, and capitalization.

My Project

The students will read a nonfiction article and then work in small groups to create a visual diagram with apps to represent the main events in sequence, connecting them with time-order words. Groups share their products with the whole class at the end of the lesson. Students will use individual tablets during reading comprehension and writing groups. Students will each use an online app organizer tool that allows the user to add boxes to a blank canvas to organize ideas any way they choose.

When using the tablets, the app will allow students to change the size, color, and order of the boxes to represent their ideas in multiple ways.

In the reading/writing app, the student can create images. Also, type-written or hand-written text can be added to individual boxes.

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

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This project will reach 5 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Galaxy Tab E SM-T560 8GB Black 9.6" Wifi Tablet, International Model, No Warranty • Amazon Business $134.88 3 $404.64

Materials cost

$404.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.56

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$472.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.34

Total project goal

$555.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$555.61

6 Donors

-$277.80

Donations toward project cost

-$236.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.67

Matching donations from our partners

-$277.81

Match offers toward project cost

-$236.14

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.67

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$0.00

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