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Ms. Thompson from New Orleans LA is requesting computers & tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Give My Students A Voice

Help me give my students a way to communicate with the world with iPads and augmentative and alternative communication apps.

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

My students are a unique group of individuals who are kind, sweet and inspiring. I work in a self-contained special education classroom with high needs students. Ninety percent of my students have autism.

Teaching my students can be challenging, yet so rewarding.

I may teach the same lesson many times over many days, then one day a student will get it and be so proud and pleased. That is the reward in teaching my special students. We have a mixed aged classroom with students in grades Pre K to third grade. We have four adults in the class to provide the highest educational experience and tend to their individual personal needs.

My Project

My students are non verbal and have trouble getting their ideas and needs across to others. When students cannot communicate they can become highly upset very quickly. iPads allow students to communicate with the world, express themselves and is essential to the educational process. When kids with autism are able to communicate they are calmer and have less tantrums. They learn more quickly and are happier. When loaded with a communication app iPads are vital for nonverbal children. I have a fond memory of a student from 6 years ago. He was nonverbal and wanted a banana. He picked up his communication device (iPad with aac app) and pressed the words to let me know exactly what he wanted. He is now in middle school and no longer needs an iPad to communicate.

Ms. Thompson
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Silver • Best Buy Education $330.00 2 $660.00
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $330.00 2 $660.00
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Gold • Best Buy Education $330.00 2 $660.00
BRAECN iPad 10.2 Case with Pencil Holder/Pencil Cap Holder,Heavy Duty Rugged Case with Stand,Handle Hand Strap & New Shoulder Strap(Expandable Storage Pouch) Fit ipad 7th Generation Cases 2019-Blue • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
BRAECN iPad 7th Generation case,iPad 10.2 2019 case with [Built in Anti-Scratch Screen Protector],Hand Strap,Swiveling Stand,Carrying Strap,Heavy Duty Rugged Case for iPad 10.2 A2197/A2198/A2200-Black • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
BRAECN New iPad 10.2 Case with Screen Protector,Shockproof Heavy Duty Rugged Case with 360° Rotating Kickstand,Adjustable Hand Strap,Carrying Shoulder Strap Fit iPad 10.2 inch 7th Generation 2019 -Red • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
iPad 10.2 Case 2019/iPad 7th Generation Case with Screen Protector,TSQ Heavy Duty Shockproof Hard Durable Rugged Protective Kids Case with Hand Strap/Stand/Shoulder Strap for iPad 7th Generation,Black • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99

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