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Mrs. McFarlin from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give My Students the Magic Touch!

My students need a small, portable device (iPod) that they can use for their visual schedules. These students have autism and require these visual schedules to be successful.

  • $552 goal

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My Students

Your daily and monthly activities don't stay the same and this goes for my students as well! The ability to quickly and easily change your schedule and the ability to take that schedule with you everywhere is necessary for you - just as it is for them.

I teach at an inner city early childhood center that serves a predominately Hispanic population.

Approximately 98% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. The majority of our students are considered English language learners. I teach students who have special needs, including some students who are on the Autism Spectrum. These students in particular will benefit from this project.

My Project

When you have students on the autism spectrum who need a visual schedule, changing and modifying those activities on a daily basis can be a lot of work-- making the schedule, printing it off, laminating it, cutting it out, finding the Velcro, etc. This is time and material consuming! It is especially difficult if there is a "surprise" activity that doesn't allow us time to adjust the student's schedule appropriately to minimize disruption. Having this iPod Touch will allow us to change out activities quickly and easily for our students without using any consumable material. More importantly, it will allow them the freedom and independence to take their visual schedule wherever they go throughout their day. They can transition to the next activity easily and minimize behavioral difficulties in their day.

Technology has made visual schedules easier to manage and is an appropriate long-term solution for these students as they transition through their school career.

This should decrease behavioral difficulties that these students have when there is a change in their routine and will allow them to take their schedule with them throughout their school day. These are all benefits that will improve their success in school and in life.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 5 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPod touch 16GB MP3 Player (5th Generation - Latest Model) - White/Silver • Best Buy for Business $199.99 2 $399.98

Materials cost

$399.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$468.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.69

Total project goal

$551.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$551.27

1 Donor

-$275.63

Donations toward project cost

-$234.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.34

match offer

-$275.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$234.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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