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Mr. Calac
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Future Engineers Need Technology

My students need 2 iPad minis for a variety of engineering projects, like design software, ebook reading assignments, and multi-media design project photo blogging.

My Students

The world is changing and we need to keep up! Portable computing is a part of our lives and isn't going anywhere.

My students are a very typical San Francisco mix.

They represent many different ethnic groups, classes, and cultures/languages. I have special ed, English language learners, and everything in between. They typical have very involved families who have chosen our high school over many other schools. They are enthusiastic and ready to learn, but need the resources that are available to schools in more affluent areas.

My Project

We are asking for two iPad minis. Our school is doing its best, but the funds fall a little short when it comes to modern technology. These students have a lot of experience using tablets and mobile phones, but they don't know how to use them in an academic or professional setting. They need the skills that the next generation of employees in America will be expected to have.

My students are in an engineering class where they will learn to identify problems, research solutions, and then design, prototype, and ultimately build their ideas.

This technology will aid them in all of these aspects, and more. They will be able to research, sketch, and simulate using software running on these devices. They will build their designs and document the whole process using pictures, videos and words. In short, they will be using what real engineers use and building skills for the future.

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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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 185 students.

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