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Mrs. Howard from Orlando FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Techy With It

Help me give my students each a headset and a stylus pen (18 in total). They need these accessories to be able to get full use of their iPads.

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My Students

My school is made up of a diverse population, with 100% of our students receiving free and reduced lunch. I am currently teaching enthusastic first graders, who have technology at their fingertips. We hit many bumps along the way: programming, lack of technology skills, internet problems, etc. My students never complained and they adapted to each hurdle we faced. I am happy to say we've overcame most of these problems. However since returning to school we've hit another bump, headsets.

Since returning to school, my students are having a ball learning all the the ins and outs of their iPads.

They are exploring all the various programs on their own, programs like, iReady, Starfall, Epic books, myOn, Accelerated Reading, etc. Our only problem is, all these programs have an audio component. Without headsets, this makes for a very chaotic classroom. Having a headset for each child would be a dream.

My Project

Our school year began online for the first nine days. Most of my students have siblings who also were engaged in distant learning. While in our chat rooms, it was very difficult to have a discussion because of all the background noise of parents talking, TV playing, siblings talking, etc. If we should need to go back to distance learning, I am sure the headsets will allow my students to hear each other without background interference and participate in the discussions as well. In class, I would like my students to be able to use programs like Learning A-Z, AR, Starfall, iReady, etc. By having headsets (that are durable), my students will be able to use technology to support what they have learned in class, without disturbing other students who are not using technology.

Whether at home or at school, these iPad accessories will enhance my students' education with out disturbing their peers.

I use a program called Nearpod to create interactive lessons, where students can be a part of a poll, answer exit questions, draw pictures to answer questions, etc. My 6 year old students are currently their little fingers to write their answer, which is often not legible. Having a stylus pen, would allow us all to understand what each of us are writing/drawing. It was a dream come true when the District bought an iPad for each student. Having these accessories would be the whipped cream and cherry on top.

Mrs. Howard
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VOGEK On Ear Headphones with Mic, Lightweight Portable Fold-Flat Stereo Bass Headphones with 1.5M Tangle Free Cord and Microphone-Black • Amazon Business $17.98 18 $323.64
Waysse 3 Stylus Pens for Touch Screens, Capacitive Pen High Sensitivity & Fine Point, Universal Stylus with Clear Disc for iPhone X/8/8plus iPad/iPad Pro/iPad Mini and All Capacitive Touch Screens • Amazon Business $13.99 7 $97.93

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