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Ms. Murphy from Washington DC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fabulous 4th Graders!

My students need mini iPads, headphones, iPad cases, and whisper phones for reading.

  • $1,056 goal

This project expired on January 10, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine being in the 4th grade and reading on a 1st grade reading level. Unfortunately, that is the story for quite a few of my students. Fortunately, this year they have a teacher that believes in them and is going to bring out their inner superhero!

This year I have a very challenging but loving 4th grade class.

My students attend a public school in Washington D.C. They are surrounded by crime and violence. My students witness things that no child should ever witness. Our goal at our school is to create a positive learning environment where our students feel safe!

My Project

The endless list of very useful applications that are available on the iPad mini will benefit my students. Some students will need to be retaught a topic and using technology is another way to help the students understand. Also, many instructional games on the iPad mini will help my students fluency. The whisperphones will greatly benefit my students that are below grade level in reading. I would use the whisperphones during guided reading and during independent reading as well.

Having new resources will give my students the opportunity for new experiences that can make a positive impact on their learning.

I want to create an environment where my students take risks and try new things. When asked to read, a student of my can shut down. The whisperphone can give him a chance to read without being judged by others. For my student that has anxiety to answer a question incorrectly, the iPad can give him the opportunity to work on his own.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $329.99 1 $329.99
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $329.99 1 $329.99
Grades 5 and Up WhisperPhone® SOLO® • Nasco $9.50 5 $47.50
Targus - Versavu Case for Apple®iPad®mini - Black • Best Buy for Business $27.44 2 $54.88
Panasonic - Stereo Headphone • Best Buy for Business $14.53 2 $29.06

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